31 Dresses For Anyone Who Doesn’t Want To Put Much Thought Into What To Wear

31 Dresses For Anyone Who Doesn’t Want To Put Much Thought Into What To Wear

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Spring for summer dresses that everyone will fall for.

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A baggy sundress that isn’t gonna cling to your body when September seems just as sweaty as the dog days of summer.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I bought this dress to accommodate my growing belly and I love it! It’s a beautiful rust/burnt orange color. It’s fits nice and comfortable, and I’ve already washed it with no shrinkage at all. The buttons have a little carved flower design on them that adds a perfect amount of detail to this dress.” —Jessica Hornburg

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven colors and sizes S–3XL).


A ruffled skater dress for grown up goths who refuse to let the heat outside wash out their all-black attire.

Forever 21

Promising review: “This dress is probably a true large. I tried it on while nine months pregnant and bought the orange color. It’s not see through. I bought it because it looks like I can easily nurse once I give birth. The material is more on the casual side and the skirt is a nice length. My body type is normally athletic/thick and this accommodates my legs and thighs nicely. It covers my chest but may show a little side boob after a while.” —Falana H.

Get it from Forever 21 for $9 (originally $17.99, available in three colors and sizes S–L).


A long sleeved mini that’ll protect your arms from the sun while still letting you look sunny!


Promising review: “This dress is beautiful and I love the open slit in the back! The print is gorgeous and it’s a nice, breathable fabric. The fit was perfect around the waist and in the torso, but it’s fitted around my thighs and it’s shorter than expected. It is okay because it’s more of a girls’ night out or brunch dress, rather than a work dress. Just keep the fit in mind if you have a curvier bottom!” —Maddz

Get it on sale from ModCloth for $69.99 (originally $79, available in three colors and sizes 0–14).


A casual maxi dress sure to transition from summer to fall when Folklore reminds you to pair this with the chunky cardigan you have packed in the winter storage under your bed.


Promising review: “I’m 5-foot-1 and 118 pounds, I got a small and the fit is perfect. The length and fit is just like the picture. The material is good quality. It’s very comfy. This is a great, comfy dress.” —Connie Segurola

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in 12 colors and sizes S–XXL).


Promising review: “This dress is SPECTACULAR! It’s so light and airy and comfortable. The waistband is elastic so it stretchy, but the fabric itself is not. There’s a nice, breezy split on the leg. I immediately felt like a goddess as soon as I put this on! If you’re considering this – BUY IT!! It can be dressed down or up! It’s perfect for summer parties, cruises, weddings, vacations, girls’ night, whatever! I am definitely going to order more!” —Angela Tims

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in 38 styles and sizes 0X–4X).


A high neck slip dress for lookin’ simply chic with your heels, boots, sandals, or *literally* any pair of shoes you find on the floor when you’re racing out the door.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $44 (available in sizes XS–L).


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

amazon.com, amazon.com

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 $21.99+ (available in 29 colors and sizes S–XL).


A snakeskin pattern tunic dress you can ~slytherin~ any time your day calls for some magically versatile attire.


Promising review: “This has a beautiful green color, is very well made, light weight, and comfortable. It’s the perfect knee length for me. On the hanger it looks pretty shapeless, but it drapes beautifully around your body. I love it!” —cica

Get it from Anthropologie for $138 (available in sizes XS–1X, petite lengths available).


A ruffled sleeve baby doll dress that’ll have you feeling all dolled up even if your plans are to lounge around your house all day.


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

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in eight colors and sizes S–XXL).


A drawstring dress with a deliciously bold pattern you’re gonna have to see to beleaf.


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Get it from Yevu for $260 (available in sizes S–3XL).


A swan maxi for giving your closet a gorgeous gift if months of sweatpant purchases have caused your wardrobe to start feeling like an ugly duckling.


Just kidding, sweatpants. You know I love you.

Promising review: “The neckline and sleeves of this dress are so flattering as well as the waistline. I bought a small (5-foot-6, 140 pounds, smaller chest, larger hips) and it’s so lovely! It hits right at my ankles. This is so easy to throw on and look chic. It’s a great breathable material, perfect for a really hot summer day when you still want to look fancy and formal with a twist. The swan pattern is such a fun flair and statement while still being a classic black dress!” —BanaAna

Get it from Anthropologie for $285 (available in sizes XS–3X, petite lengths available).


A Jersey knit swing dress with just enough ruffle to show off your softer side.


Promising review: “I totally loved this dress and am going to order at least two more different colors. I got many compliments, the fit was true to size, and the length was perfect for me.” —Tracy Williams

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in 11 colors and sizes 14–26).


A tiered maxi you can throw on and be G2G without a single other article of clothing. No seriously, forget that bra. It’s 2020, people with boobs gave up on those contraptions *months* ago.


Promising review: “This dress is one of my favorites. It’s comfortable and classic. I can wear it anywhere. I love it.” —Foley

Get it from Anthropologie for $138 (available in five colors and sizes XXS–3X, also available in petite sizes).


A puff sleeve retro piece that’ll bring back those catwalk-worthy lewks you rocked all kindergarten long.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $89 (available in sizes XS–L).


A column dress with a breathtaking pattern inspired by traditional indigenous art, for folks who know life if more colorful when wearing colorful clothing.

b. yellowtail

This dress is designed by Northern Cheyenne and Crow fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail. If you love the look, be sure to check out the shop’s collective products as well! They are handmade by Native American artisans from Tribal Nations throughout North America. Every product is created using time-honored techniques and traditional methods passed down from family generations.

Get it on sale from b. yellowtail for $150 (originally $350, available in sizes 0–16).


A boho beaut that’s gonna look perfectly cider-doughnut-chic in every farmers’ market photo you take this fall.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I love this dress! I’m 5-foot-3 and 163 pounds. I wear a 36D bra. I love the material. It’s very soft. It’s not thick, but not see-through thin. I ordered another one and I think I’m going to purchase a third. I am very pleased with my purchase!!! I rate it at 5 stars across the board!” —Joyce

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in 42 colors and sizes XS–XXL).


A bodycon beaut – your inner conscience is sure to tell you it’d be cat-astrophic to miss out on this terrific tiger-stripe stunner.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I just ordered this dress and I love it. I am 5-foot-2, ~105 pounds and ordered the XS which fit well with my height. The fabric is really cool, almost velvet, and the print adds a lot of interest to the dress. There isn’t a zipper but the material is stretchy, so keep that in mind when ordering the right size. The straps are adjustable and I love the leg slit!” —Liz7667

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65 (available in sizes XS–XL).


A knee-length collar dress that’ll add a spunky edge to your conservative work wardrobe.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “This dress is perfect! It fits me perfectly, is made of better material than expected, and is slightly stretchy. The stitching doesn’t look like it’ll fall apart after one wash, and the zipper down the back is really secure, with a nice pearl-y button to close the collar. It’s exactly as I wanted it!” —Jenna

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six colors and sizes XS–XL).


A white midi you can count on whenever you end up going on a date without knowing where it may take you. Picnic? Day at the beach? Strolling through the city? This thing has you covered…literally.


Get it from 4Twenty4 for $35 (available in sizes 1X–3X).


A tie-dye T-shirt dress for folks who want to embrace the tie-dye trend with some extra oomph that is truly *ahem* out of this world.


Promising review: “This dress is so soft! It’s the softest dress ever! The material is really nice. It’s on the short side for me (I’m 5-foot-9) but still wearable. I love easy dresses like this that you can just slip on!” —Katie Logen

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in 13 styles and sizes XS–XXL).


A button-up so you can rock some dainty ’90s details Miss Honey (and Matilda) would love.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “This is an amazing dress! The length is right below my knees. The faux buttons are great because you don’t need to worry about a peep hole or anything! The material is also a heavy linen! I definitely recommend this dress!” —Tasia

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


A maxi shirtdress that’s sure to hit the spot no matter where you wear it.


Get it from Anthropologie for $168 (available in sizes 00–26W, also available in petite lengths).


A floral day dress so you can flaunt some flowers on a day out with your ~buds.~

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I’m pleasantly surprised! Criss-cross necklines rarely work for me, but this is nice! The fabric is breathable and thin, but not too thin. It’s also stretchy but still has a good silhouette and it keeps its shape. The construction is of good quality and you can adjust the neckline to fit your figure.” —MarieFS

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 39 colors and sizes S–XXL).


A lemon dress that’s sure to ~produce~ constant compliments from your friends whenever you get together.


Get it from Missguided for $26 (available in sizes 12–20).


A striped maxi for tall people who still want to sweep the floor with their fashion sense.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE this dress! I will be living in it! The fabric is a soft, awesome material. It’s perfect!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in two colors and sizes S–XL).


A babydoll dress you’re gonna love so much you just might end up turning your entire closet into an ode to ’70s fashion sense.


Get it from ModCloth for $59.99 (available in three colors and sizes 0–14).


An ombre dress – an easy statement piece to ~dye~ for!

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “This dress fit perfectly. The green and blue is just beautiful — love the color combo. It’s a thick T-shirt material. This definitely compliments your upper body while being flowy in the lower portion. My husband loved the dress on me. I was a little scared to order it thinking it would look like a bag, but it looks great.” —Melanie_and_David

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors and sizes XS–3X).


A colorblock number that’ll put a ~wrap~ on your search for the perfect dress.


Get it from ModCloth for $69.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).


A boatneck tea dress so beloved by reviewers you should probably get some for all of your friends too – it’s a guaranteed hit!

amazon.com, amazon.com

Looks like I have birthdays covered for the next year. And I know they’ll love it because this dress has over 8,500 5-star reviews. And don’t forget to grab the petticoat to add to the magic!

Promising review: “This dress is SO comfortable. I bought it to double as a wedding and Easter outfit. I really like this dress. It’s light and fun and a great party, church, or wedding guest dress.” —thefroo

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in 43 colors and sizes XS–4XL).


An upbeat A-line – it’s gonna give your life a little, well, LIFE, thanks to it’s too-cute-to-be-true color palette and cut.


Promising review:I’m glad I read the reviews and sized up! I’m normally an 8 and I ordered a 10 and it fit like a dream. The colors are beautiful and the fabric is great. Definitely something you can dress up for going out or dress down for the office.” —Maddz

Get it on sale from ModCloth for $44.99 (originally $89, available in sizes 0–14).


And finally, a lightweight maxi sure to be your go-to piece whether you’re out all day or planning a hot date with Hulu until your eyes fall out of your head.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review:I am obsessed with this style of dress since quarantine. I will be in the dress every day!!! It is super long, which I love. It’s a little sheer when in the light but I’m not going anywhere. I’m just over 5-foot-6, 128 pounds, and I purchased a size small. I highly recommend this dress. I don’t write reviews but had to brag about this purchase!” —TeamAustin

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in 19 colors and sizes S–3X).

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