41 Dresses To Get You Out Of Your Fashion Slump

Table of Contents 1. A ruffled party dress to put a spring in your step

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If you feel like it’s time to address a sad wardrobe slump, these are here for you.

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A ruffled party dress to put a spring in your step now that wedding season is in full swing. Twirl around in this sweet thing and you just might forget that the venue doesn’t have an open bar. Twirl…a lot.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this little dress. It looks amazing and is great quality for the price. The tulle is very soft and flowy and lays nicely, it’s actually pretty full too which is nice since usually dresses that look like this end up actually being thin and flat when you get them. I am extremely satisfied with this dress and it’s exactly as pictured. It’s gorgeous.” —Samantha

Get it from Amazon for $34.89+ (available in sizes XS–L and five colors).


2.

A butterfly bodycon you’ll love so much you’ll likely treat it like royalty in your wardrobe. How could you not when there’s such a stately monarch front and center?!


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Promising review: “This is cute and very comfortable. It looks best with sneakers. This is a must buy.” —raquel o.m

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).


3.

A loose tunic with tassel details on the sleeves and hem. Honestly, you might as well grab it this very moment. It’s gonna be a real ~tassel~ finding a dress this darling ever again!


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Promising review:As a tall, curvy, pear-shaped lady this fit me perfectly. As other reviewers warn — yes, it runs long. But as a tall middle school teacher, I find the length very tasteful! Be aware, the sleeves have very little give because of the tassels stitched around them. I’m excited to wear this dress once the school year starts!” —Caitlin Conders

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL).


4.

An unmatchable maxi with some sexy high cut slits and a plunging neckline. Your body has been hidden in sweats for ages at this point. It’s time to give your curves the respect they deserve. They want to see the light of day!


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Promising review:The pictures do this dress no justice. This dress is so gorgeous on. The slits are high but nothing a pin could not fix. Fits true to size. Don’t miss out on this piece!!!” —Kathren C.

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and five prints).


5.

A darling LBD (that you can also get in five other colors) for fashion-savvy souls who love having statment-making outfits up their sleeve.


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Promising review:I cannot say enough about this dress, it is absolutely beautiful! Every review written here about this dress is true (length is below the knee, very elegant, material does have stretch to it, green as pictured, consider ordering a size up).” —Pawillia

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in sizes L–4XL and five colors).


6.

A matching set you can wear when you feel like redefining what a casual, comfortable outfit can look like. Sure, you can walk around in this all day without breaking a sweat. Doesn’t mean you can’t look gorgeous while doing it. Because, my friends, you WILL.


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Promising review: “Absolutely love, love, love this outfit! The material is great, skirt is nice and long; has two slits and HAS POCKETS!!!! It doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip down!” —DPET

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven colors).


7.

A multicolored mini that’ll be *literally* all you need to wear to feel completely put together. The pattern is so bold no one will notice if you’re pairing it with statement accessories. Give yourself a break and let one little dress do all the work for you.


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Promising review: “I love this dress! It fit just as I expected. I like this for a beach vacation or in warmer climates. The material is nice and soft. All in all a great purchase!” —Audrey

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 0X–3X and 19 colors).


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A simple and chic bodycon midi designed to work in every environment you’re in. Whether it’s a picnic at the park, brunch at your favorite restaurant, or a night at an amusement park…this dress is sure to be the perfect date.


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Promising review: “This dress is so cute!! It really hugs and accentuates your curves. The fabric is super soft and almost fleece like on the inside. (But it’s not see through or light.) It is so comfy I could literally sleep in it. I bought it for New Years, but 10/10 would wear for any occasion.” —Julianne

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 13 colors).



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Promising review: “I love this dress! I got so many compliments and you will, too. The material is stretchy and high-quality so you can confidently buy it in your size. You have to find something to go under it yourself but you can’t go wrong! ” —Courtney Gardner

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S—3XL and four colors).


10.

A long tank top dress I’m gonna be honest, is already in my cart. This simple piece would rock with sneakers, sandals, boots, jackets, or ALL on its own (shoes are over rated anyway).


Everlane

Promising review: “This great dress will be a go-to this summer. It’s easy for layering for cooler evenings and has a loose fit and breezy side slit for hotter days. When we can travel again, this will be a vacation must.” —DanielleM10

Get it from Everlane for $45 (available in sizes XXS—XL and four colors).


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A flutter-sleeve wrap dress — a delicate, dainty dress made with a fabric that’ll barely brush up against your skin. Linen is a summer staple for a reason, folks!


Linen Fox

This small biz has been hand-making every piece of clothing from their line out of 100% linen in Kaunas, Lithuania, since 2014.

Promising review: “This dress is amazing!!! I love it so much and have gotten so many compliments. People have reached out to me asking where I bought my dress and without hesitation send them right to Linen Fox. The dress is so comfortable and has great breathability in high heat. It also fits nice and snug while having plenty of fabric to loosen up and cover my legs without fear of my upper thighs showing as some wrap dresses do. I am so happy with my purchase and plan on adding another of this shop’s pieces to my wardrobe soon.” —Alexandra de Rivera

Get it from Linen Fox for $113.90+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 23 colors).

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A bodycon mini for mornings when you wake up wishing you were born in a different generation. Rock this retro look and spend the day pretending you’re the star of a ’90s rom-com. I’m already convinced you are.


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Promising review: “Y’all listen! This dress was super cute and comfy! I paired it perfectly with my sparkly Doc Martens for a fun night in the NOLA and I’m ordering another. You won’t be disappointed.” —Rodneaa’

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 32 colors).


13.

A plus size pencil dress so you can look like a powerhouse in the office. You haven’t worn pants to a Zoom meeting in a year. Why start now?


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Promising review:Love love love! This is such a great price and really good quality. I bought the green one and the black one. They both have good material overall. I love them.” —Jen

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L–5XL and 11 colors).


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A satin slip – it’s gonna be a stunner on special occasions that require you to wear something other than your beloved Grey’s Anatomy pajamas. Here’s hoping there’s an actual doctor in the house, because when you walk in wearing this, peoples’ hearts just might stop!


CFW Boutique

This family-owned shop is located in Valencia, California. They specialize in formalwear for juuust about every occasion!

Get it from CFW Boutique on Etsy for $70 (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors or get a similar dress with a wider size range for $79.95 from David’s Bridal).



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Promising review: “I love this dress. It is very nice, sexy, and it stretches.” —Kyeshia

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–L and two colors).


16.

A cotton linen blend dress for cottage core souls who want an outfit that says “I spent the morning harvesting lettuce from my garden before heading to the farmer’s market to collect a batch of natural wool I’ll be dying before I turn it into yarn.” That’s what this dress says. Just listen.


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Promising review:Bigger than I thought, but in a way that I LOVE! Got lots of compliments. Very comfy outfit — I will be purchasing more from Mordenmiss! :)” —Angie

Get it from Amazon for $47 (available in oversized M–L and four colors).


17.

A cocktail dress sure to make you look equal parts sexy and elegant at any event that comes your way.


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Promising review: “I’ve used this dress for two photoshoots so far and it’s worked amazing in both! I might recommend fabric tape, it’s a deep plunge! For the price, I would buy this over again in a heart beat. It’s so pretty and elegant on, I wore it for my own practice shoot and I had people asking me if it was my wedding day.” —Sabrina N.

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).


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A pleated midi dress that’s basically gonna be the definition of perfection.


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Promising review: “This dress is a winner for me as it fits just right. It is simple yet beautiful and can be dressed up or down. The color I picked is a true wine/burgundy and flows just the way I want it to.” —Ola

Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors).



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Promising review: “I’ve never purchased clothing off Amazon but I took a leap of faith and bought this dress after reading some reviews. I’m not disappointed! I LOVE this dress. I feel so pretty in it and it’s the perfect dress to dress up in with some heels or dress down with my white converse and a jean jacket. I got the dress for an anniversary dinner so the cleavage being shown wasn’t such a big deal. I can understand how it could be though; nothing a well placed safety pin can’t fix. I’d recommend looking at the sizing chart if you’re skeptical, but would overall recommend getting this dress!” —Desirea

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).


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A cami dress that’ll be the cherry on top of your summer wardrobe.


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Promising review:This thing is perfect. I have an hourglass figure, and the dress accentuates this greatly. I was worried the neckline wouldn’t be cut deep enough, but it’s great. I’m buying more. The fabric is thin but this will be awesome for the summer when it’s hot.” —PNW

Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and seven colors).


21.

An open back stunner — with its ruffled hem and smocked bodice, this piece just might be the dress of your vacationing dreams.


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Promising review: “I have been wanting this same dress from Free People but it was $118. I was leery about this considering it was much cheaper in cost but it is PERFECT! Keep in mind you can’t wear a bra with it and if you are larger busted (I’m small, an A cup) then it may fit totally different. It’s thin and lightweight but with skin-colored undies, I had no problem with lines or visibility. I’m considering buying it in another color. 😍” —Bullitt02797

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors).


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A slit-front midi dress for giving your wardrobe a leg up, if you’d like to show off a little leg.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress! It fits perfectly and the color is just like the picture. It is constructed like a wrap dress so the two sides flow independently and open up all the way to the waist — it’s definitely risky. I used a tiny safety pin to tack the edge down to the fabric underneath it (about halfway between the waist and knee). It is worth the trouble to me because I love the dress.” —Alicia Dujets

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 38 colors).


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A loose-fitting gingham swing dress that’s basically begging to be worn while you and your boo lay out on a picnic blanket during movie nights at the park. It’s hard to say who you end up loving more, your date…or this dress.


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Promising review:This dress is so well made! It fits just like my other babydoll cut dresses, it’s just sleeveless. I wore it today with some wedges and a belt clinching the waist. But you could go without a belt for a more free-flowing look. I am so impressed with the quality of the dress, the underslip that’s sewn in, and the price. Great spring/summer dress to add to any wardrobe!” —Amanda M.

Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in S–XXL and in 10 colors).


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A floral print dress with the *chef’s kiss* perfect blend of spunk and spice, for flower-fans who still prefer their warm weather wardrobe to be all black.


Torrid

Promising review: “I love daisies and this dress did not disappoint. It fits true to size, has a see-through top layer, and then a slip underneath. So excited to have added this to my wardrobe!!” —EJW1230

Get it on sale from Torrid for $56.62 (originally $75; available in Torrid sizes 00–6).


25.

A tie wrap dress made of a super-soft material great for wearing outside all day long. You won’t have to sweat it in this dress, you’ll be comfy all day no matter how hot it gets!


Amazon

Promising review: “Fits well! Just make sure to tie your knots very tight.” —Adam Hutton

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–L and in five colors).


26.

A leopard print nightgown and robe for folks who know how to transition from pajama fashion by turning their PJs into a ‘fit worthy of a cat walk.


Loud Bodies

This woman-owned slow fashion brand was started by designer Patricia Luiza Blaj who wanted to create a truly inclusive line that proves “style has no size.” Loud Bodies is based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where Blaj works alongside two seamstresses (that’s the entire team!) to make ethically conscious and one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing.

Get the nightgown for $200 (available in sizes XXS–10XL, two colors, and with or without pockets) and the robe for $135 (available in sizes XXS–10XL), both from Loud Bodies.


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A pencil dress that’s gonna help you get back into your powerhouse zone when you head into the office (which means working in something other than your sweatpants). Throw this professional dress on and put the “power” back in “PowerPoint presentation.”


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Promising review: “This is an amazing dress! I was not sure what to expect and I am so excited that it is so beautiful. The fit is perfect. It is a fitted dress so if you don’t want something fitted, this isn’t for you. However, if you are looking for something retro inspired, chic, and elegant, this is it! It’s sexy in a subtle way. I am in LOVE!” —Mich

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors).


28.

A velvet midi dress for special occasions when you plan on showing off your softer side…and looking stunning while you’re at it.


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Promising review: “I love this dress. I got it for my friends fancy dinner in Vegas. I got so many compliments on the dress. The color is gorgeous and the velvet is super soft. It is also much lighter on than I thought it would be. It came on time and neatly packaged.” —Eb

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 14–22 and eight colors).


29.

A maxi shirt dress you can wear buttoned up on its own or free flowing with another piece underneath. Warm weather layers are the light of my life. And this piece is already being shipped to my apartment (honestly).


Amazon

Promising review: “Lovely! It was a bit big in the mid section, but I bought it oversized on purpose. It looks great with my chunky and thin belts! It’s perfect for all seasons. I intend on wearing it this summer and then adding leggings for fall.” —AMA

Get it from Amazon for $28.88 (available in sizes X–XXL and seven colors).


30.

A tie-dye bodycon sure to be as colorful as your personality (and, perhaps, your language).


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Promising review: “I love how this fit my curves — NO bra needed! It has adjustable straps in the back. The material is like a stretchy spandex, which is cool with me because It’s breathable!” —Arié

Get it from Amazon for $13.50+ (available in sizes S–L and16 styles).



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Promising review: “This dress is absolutely gorgeous! The linen is good quality and the embroidery is beautiful and detailed. I ordered the green and it’s much more of a vivid green in person rather than the screen. It is a soft linen and I barely used an upright vapor iron and it took the wrinkles out. There is no need for a slip. I really can’t express how beautiful this dress is!! I think I just might order the pink one too!” —PGW

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in oversized sizes M–XL and four colors).


32.

A puff-sleeve pastel maxi dress for frolicking around fields like you’re starring in your own Jane Austen movie. Elizabeth Bennet, I swear I’m the right one for you…Mr. Darcy could never love you like I do.


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Promising review: “Ethereally beautiful!! This dress is absolutely LOVELY. It’s so lightweight, breezy, and comfortable. It fits perfectly, and the bodice has plenty of stretch so if you’re in between sizes, you could go either way. I actually sized down because I wanted to wear it on the shoulders and didn’t want the sleeves slipping off, but I didn’t have an issue with that at all. It’s wrinkly when it arrives, but a quick steam makes it look so much nicer and more expensive than it is. I got the sage green color and it’s not see-through, it’s beautiful. (I actually returned it in favor of a color I thought I’d wear more, but if green is your fave then you’ll love it). Get this dress!” —Laura

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 12 colors).


33.

A breezy ruffled tunic dress that’ll move with you, making this a perfect choice for parents who would like to look cute while running around with their rambunctious youngins at the park.


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Promising review: “Obsessed with this dress! Purchased to wear for a wedding and got many compliments. Material is great and the fit was perfect. Color is a tad darker in person but I expected it to be and it was exactly what I wanted!” —Sabrina Smith

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors).


34.

A hand-dyed dress – it’s gonna prove that adding some slow fashion pieces to your closet is well worth the investment!


Osei–Duro

Founders Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh began Osei-Duro in 2011 in Vancouver. This slow-fashion brand is a blissful place to shop for consumers who value transparency within a company. The site’s “about us” info doesn’t just cover the founders’ backgrounds and inspiration, but gives a breakdown of yearly financials and employment diversity.

Get it from Osei–Duro for $240 (available in sizes XS–3X).



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Promising review: “I really love that this is comfortable and chic. It’s the perfect option for a hot summer day.” —Ale

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 20 colors).



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Promising review: “I bought this dress for a wedding and received so many compliments, it was wild! This is a Nordstorm quality dress on an Amazon budget.” —DCuevas

Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and nine styles).


37.

A short sleeve boho number that’ll basically beg to be paired with your dad’s classic socks n’ sandals combo. Show fashion sense what’s up!


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Promising review: “First I got the yellow-flowered print – it fits perfectly on the shoulders and it’s easy to slip on. It feels as if I’m wearing air! Or have become a billowing cloud. The pattern is very pretty, combining yellow, black, and white – unusually remarkable. It’s been remarked on favorably every time I wear it. My husband loves it, strangers come up to admire it and most importantly, I love the way it makes me feel and look. I live in a hot summer climate and this dress meets the challenge. I liked it so much I’ve also gotten the red (I usually look horrid in red, but this one works) and am awaiting the blue. I wouldn’t usually go this wild on spending but the cost of each dress is so low I’m stocking up. Added note: it washes well.” —Charlotte O. Lowe

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 38 colors).


38.

A ruffled sleeve baby doll dress you’re gonna love in the summer and completely ~fall~ for once the weather is chilly and you can add a leather jacket.


amazon.com

Promising review: “This is the perfect date night dress, cute and comfortable! The fit was perfect for me. I’m 5’2 and 160 pounds, I bought a large. I love this dress!” —Monica M.

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and seven colors).



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Promising review: “I wore this gorgeous dress for a semi-formal New Years Eve event in Chicago. I couldn’t have asked for a better fit or material. The best part was how it flowed. I brought in 2018 looking and feeling wonderful! This dress got many many compliments! I will be purchasing the black and navy next!” —Williams

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes S–3X and six colors).


40.

An airy V-neck midi you will ~knot~ wanna live without!


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Promising review: “So, I’m in love with this dress. It is soo prefect for spring and summer. It is lightweight and breathable, it’s flowy and with the smock back, there is always room to adjust to your shape. You can dress this up or down. I will be ordering this dress in red as well. :)” —Colleen

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ ( available in sizes S–XL and 14 colors).


41.

And finally, a square neck dress that is practically the embodiment of “happiness” cut into the shape of a PERFECT dress.


Two Days Off

Two Days Off is a woman-owned, carbon neutral lifestyle brand that cuts and sews their clothes in small batches in Los Angeles, California. The company is committed to creating easy everyday outfits that will last.

Pre-order it from Two Days Off for $295 (available in sizes XS–4XL and three colors).


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