When the summer heat arrives and the humidity starts to rise, there’s basically only one thing we want to wear: easy, breezy summer dresses. And while there’s certainly no shortage of cute frocks in our closet, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t treat ourselves to one (or two) new ones. Here, 22 cute summer dresses all under $170, so you can add them to cart and actually hit purchase—without worrying about busting your budget.

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1. Ecowish Tie-Front Swing Midi Dress

This adorable midi comes in 39 (!!!) colors and patterns, but the real reason we’re so crazy about it is because it’s highly adjustable. The tie at the front can be tightened or loosened to fit your bust and the straps can also be made shorter or longer, as needed. You can also unbutton a few buttons from the bottom if you want to show off some more leg…all for just $30.

$30 at Amazon

Available in sizes S to XL


2. CeCe Tiered Ruffle Knit Minidress

A ruffled skirt gives this otherwise simple T-shirt dress a decidedly flirty feel.

Buy it ($89)

Available in sizes 14 to 24


3. Amazon Essentials Tank Maxi Dress

We live for easy, throw-on-and-go summer styles and this maxi definitely fits the bill. One thing to note: Many reviewers suggested sizing down for a more fitted bodice.

$27 at Amazon

Available in sizes XS to XXL


4. PAIGE Sage Midi Tank Dress

This dress feels as soft and comfy as your favorite worn-in tee. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be thrown over a bathing suit for a day at the beach or belted and styled with heels and a clutch for night out.

Buy it ($149; $112)

Available in sizes XS to XL


5. BerryGo Embroidery Pearl Button Down Dress

Eyelet for summer? Groundbreaking, we know. But there's a reason this delicate fabric is considered such a warm-weather staple—it’s airy, breathable and light to combat summer’s heat. Oh, and it’s darn pretty, too.

$42 at Amazon

Available in sizes 0 to 12


6. Lost + Wander Everyday Adventures Tie Shoulder Maxi Dress

We may not currently be able to indulge in a tropical vacation, but we can certainly dress like we’re on one.

Buy it ($118)

Available in sizes XS to L


7. In The Style Plus x Jac Jossa Drop Waist Shirt Dress

The stark black-and-white dots balance out the frills, to keep things feeling grown-up.

Buy it ($56; $32)

Available in sizes 12 to 28


8. Topshop Floral Print Ruched Long Sleeve Mini Tea Dress

This chic, tight minidress can be dressed down for brunch or easily paired with heels and a clutch for a night out.

Buy it ($52)

Available in sizes 0 to 14


9. Eloquii Printed Maxi Dress

We’re kind of obsessed with the lime green color of this belted mini. Not only does it create an hourglass figure, but the long sleeves with the ruffles on the wrists will keep you safe from overactive air conditioners.

Buy it ($110)

Available in sizes 14 to 28


10. Willow Heather Sleevelesss Square Neck Dress

This spotted pattern is animal-print adjacent without looking like it stepped straight off a safari tour. Consider it a fresh take on the big cat trend.

Buy it ($110)

Available in sizes XS to XL


11. Grecerelle Summer Dress

Reviewers rave about the flattering, flowy silhouette that offers coverage for any lumps or bumps without turning into a shapeless sack. Also, it has pockets, people!

$26 at Amazon

Available in sizes XS to XXL


12. Angashion Swing Midi Dress with Pockets

Speaking of pockets, this simple summer number features two, right at the front so you can slip your phone, wallet, keys and a tube of hand sanitizer in there. That means you can leave the house without thinking twice about which purse you'll need to drag around all day.

$28 at Amazon

Available in sizes S to XXL


13. Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Floral Smocked Utility Dress

This shirtdress perfectly combines the details and structure of a utilitarian button-down with the whimsy of a tropical vacation. A match made in heaven, in our humble opinion.

Buy it ($79)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL


14. Lilly Pulitzer Jane Shift Dress

Get that ‘60s vibe going by wearing this dress to serve a Jell-O mold and a round of cocktails, followed by doing the twist. Or, go modern by eating sliders and sipping canned rosé while blasting Lizzo. Either one.

Buy it ($168)

Available in sizes 00 to 16


15. 1.State Flutter Sleeve Smock Waist Dress

The delicate buds and romantic silhouette of this dress basically demand you wear it on a garden stroll (parasol and straw bag highly encouraged).

Buy it ($89)

Available in sizes 14 to 24


16. BB Dakota That's Your Stripe Dress

This striped midi dress is as classic as it gets, but the soft navy and tortoise shell belt detail, neutralizes the ‘80s illusions to bring this midi firmly into 2021.

Buy it ($109)

Available in sizes XS to L


17. Standards & Practices Meme Tencel Midi Dress

We came for the cool, lightweight chambray fabric but stayed for that gorgeous lace-up detail at the bust.

Buy it ($104)

Available in sizes 1X to 3X


18. Zesica Summer Wrap Mini Dress

One of Amazon’s best-selling summer dresses, this flouncy mini is incredibly comfortable (and breathable), can be easily adjusted to fit your waist and bust and comes in 18 fun patterns and shades.

$31 at Amazon

Available in sizes S to XXL


19. Lost Ink Plus Button Detail Midi Dress

Trendy ditsy daisies? Check. Puffy, flirty sleeves? Check. This midi is every bit as cottagecore as it is gorgeous and is pretty much guaranteed to spur lots of “oh my gosh, where’d you get that?!” reactions.

Buy it ($51; $38)

Available in sizes 18 to 26


20. Yobecho Summer Mini Dress

Pair this delicate mini with lace-up sandals and some dramatic cat-eye sunnies for a glamorous beachside vibe. These sleeves and neckline are totally on trend for this summer.

$34 at Amazon

Available in sizes S to XXL


21. J.Crew Puff-Sleeve Eyelet Dress

Puff sleeves and eyelet are a match made in summer heaven. This style is the perfect choice for brunch or a day out with friends.

Buy it ($158)

Available in sizes 00 to 24


22. Wilfred Sidonie Dress

Perfect for those days when you just can’t be bothered to slip into anything with an actual waist, this super-lightweight tent dress will get you through the day in comfort and style.

Buy it ($128)

Available in size XXS to XL

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