Of The Dresses Under $35 On Amazon, These Have The Best Reviews

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by Sabrina Crews
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It’s one of fashion’s oldest tricks, but it feels like a superpower. When time is tight and your energy is low, the best way to look pulled together is simply to throw on a dress. With these 35 dresses (all available on Amazon, nonetheless), you can achieve a flawless look in literally 35 seconds. No one will believe you spent zero time, or paid so little, to achieve it. How can you be sure? Well, out of all the dresses under $35 on Amazon, these have the best reviews.

The dresses featured here all boast hundreds — and in many cases, thousands — of rave reviews from shoppers on Amazon. Reviewers have expressed astonishment at how expensive these dresses seem, while others explained that they were just so in love with their purchase, they had to order it in more colors. With an astounding variety of colors and prints to choose from, in most cases, you’d be wise to do the same. And with two-day Prime shipping, you won’t have to wait very long for these outfits to be yours.

So, here it is: a meticulously curated collection of minis and maxis, tunics and frocks, capsule essentials and statement pieces. And it’s not just our editors who are fans; the reviews speak for themselves.


This Belted & Backless Halter Dress You Just Might Need In Every Color

You’ll make just as much of a statement turning to leave as you will saying hello in this ruffled halter dress. There’s a charming tie closure at the top in the back and a tie waist bow in the front, both of which you can adjust for optimal comfort. With its light viscose lining, the breathable sundress keeps you airy and cool without appearing see-through, and comes in over 25 colors and prints like the cheerful yellow pictured. At just $29, according to one thrilled reviewer on Amazon, “you need the dress in every color.”

  • Available colors: 29
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Cute, Flowy Frock That Works For Literally Any Occasion

Doesn’t matter if you’re headed to the beach, a backyard patio party, or the next room over to snap some mirror selfies. This flowy, button-up dress will be just right for the occasion. Available in seven pretty patterns that make it impossible to choose just one, the dress features an elegant V-neckline, above-the-knee swing skirt, and hour-glass waist. With its frilled hem and loose, three-quarter-length sleeves, the button-up manages to give off a breezy air while subtly accentuating your shape. No wonder so many of its thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon describe it as perfect.

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


This Tie-Waist Sweater Dress With A Cult-Like Following

This is one of Amazon’s most popular dresses, with over 10,000 five-star ratings and counting. Comfy but form-fitting, the crewneck sweater dress features long, lantern sleeves and a mini pencil skirt, making it a perfect go-to for the transitional months. It’s both polished and relaxed, keeps you warm without hiding you, and comes in over 30 colors from understated to vibrant. Pair it with sheer tights and knee-high boots for an expensive, autumn-friendly look that exudes laidback elegance, then style it with bare legs and sneakers in the spring.

  • Available colors: 31
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Ruffled Mini Dress That Comes In 4 Summery Shades

One happy shopper on Amazon was so taken with this off-the-shoulder ruffle dress, she vowed to immediately purchase more as soon as she finished typing her review. Other reviewers called it a “perfect fit” and some gushed about the many compliments they received while wearing it. With feedback like that, how could you not click ‘add to cart?’ Available in four striking solid colors — black, yellow, green, and the summery orange pictured — this soft, airy dress is sure to make a statement at any of your special warm-weather occasions.

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available sizes: Large — 4X-Large


This Strappy Sundress (With Pockets!) That Suits Any Warm-Weather Occasion

A button-down front and roomy side pockets give this polished midi dress a carefree, summery vibe. With platform sandals or high-heeled mules, it’ll fit right in at any of your more polished outdoor events, but can just as easily come back down to earth when paired with crossover slides or slim, white sneakers. The swingy, versatile dress also layers perfectly under a super-long cardigan or midi-length trench on chillier days. Not only that, but it currently boasts over 2,000 positive reviews and 5,000-plus five-star ratings on Amazon. Choose from over 30 stylish colors and prints.

  • Available colors: 39
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Wrap-Style Maxi Dress That Comes In The Most Stunning, Unique Prints

Soft and breathable, this V-neck maxi dress, made of 100% viscose, will keep you cool on a warm-weather vacation and all summer long. It comes in nine stunning floral prints and features an attached tie at the waist to accentuate your shape. Its high waist, butterfly sleeves, and fluttery hemline make it the perfect go-to for a walk on the beach, dining outdoors, and even maternity wear. Add a layered necklace and woven slides to complete this flowy, free-spirited look.

  • Available colors: 9
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Delightful, Off-The-Shoulder Number With A Scalloped Hem

This bubbly, fit-and-flare frock has charmed over 3,000 customers on Amazon, and it’s easy to see why. With a scalloped hem and off-the-shoulder cut, this head-turner not only showcases your personality, but gives you just the right combination of polish and allure with its classic, cinch-waisted silhouette. Choose from 20 vibrant colors — or more, it’s only $32 — and prepare to be the life of the party.

  • Available colors: 20
  • Available sizes: 0X — 4X


A Backless Mini Dress That Actually Keeps You Warm

“Get the dress,” one of over 1,000 reviewers of this mini sweater dress exclaimed on Amazon — and honestly, why wouldn’t you? Featuring adorable batwing sleeves and a belted waist, this figure-hugging dress is tailor made for a chilly night on the town. One thrilled Amazon shopper loved that it’s made of “nice, stretchy material that’s thick enough to keep me warm,” and another called it “one of those rare Amazon finds.” The flexible surplice neckline also allows you to wear the dress as either a V-neck or an off-the-shoulder ensemble, so you can serve completely different looks depending on the occasion. For just $33, that’s hard to top.

  • Available colors: 16
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Best-Selling Tunic Dress That Comes In So Many Cute Colors

What’s not to love about this lovely, pleated tunic? With its tiered construction, delicate V-neckline, and long lantern sleeves, the best-seller is distinctive enough to stand out in both formal and laidback settings, but still versatile enough to wear over and under thicker layers. With 40 unique styles to choose from — some of which are short-sleeved and sleeveless — at just $30, the delightful tunic is, in one or more of its many iterations, certain to be a perfect match for your closet. Just ask any of its 30,000-plus fans on Amazon.

  • Available colors: 40
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Wraparound Maxi Dress That’s Breezy, Chic, & Breathable

In this rayon maxi dress, which summertime fashion brand Zesica has even dubbed its “sunset dress,” you couldn’t be more beach ready. Featuring butterfly sleeves, a frilled hem, and a necklace-friendly V-neckline, the unlined wrap dress makes for the perfect swimsuit cover-up, but can just as easily stand alone as romantic, warm-weather evening wear. Plus, as gorgeous as the maxi looks here in this light blue floral pattern pictured, one reviewer who gave it five stars on Amazon — along with over 11,000 others — swears that it’s “even prettier in person.” Can’t beat that.

  • Available colors: 24
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


A Soft, Loose Maxi Dress That’s Great For Lounging & Lazy Days

When the weather’s perfect, don’t waste any time getting ready. Simply throw on this short-sleeve maxi dress and go. With its unique tie-dye print, roomy side pockets, and deep V-neckline, this crowd-pleaser — which currently boasts over 10,000 rave reviews and perfect ratings on Amazon — will keep you staying and looking cool with practically zero effort on your part required. Pair it with flip-flops or sleek white sneakers for a carefree vibe, or strappy platform sandals for an elegant contrast.

  • Available colors: 46
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large


This Comfy Midi Dress With A Vintage Vibe — & Roomy Pockets

The perfect addition to any capsule wardrobe, this classic striped dress features balloon sleeves, side pockets, and an elastic waist. It’s soft and stretchy enough to wear every day, but exudes a simple elegance that’s sure to catch notice wherever you go. Fans of the dress on Amazon — there are 8,000 and counting — are particularly thrilled by how many compliments they receive while wearing it. It’s so versatile, too. Whether paired with low-top sneakers or stretchy ankle boots, the varied looks you can achieve with this chic staple are practically limitless.

  • Available colors: 28
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Cheeky, Tie-Front Midi Dress With Over 7,000 Perfect Ratings

This spaghetti-strap midi dress makes a statement that’s both vivacious and daring. A tie-front bow, ruffled hem, and your choice of pattern (like the enchanting cherry print pictured) bring the charm, while the plunging V-neckline, peekaboo front cut-out, and open back give it some spice. With over 7,000 perfect ratings on Amazon, the button-down swing dress is a hit among customers for looking every bit as lovely in real life as it does here. “It’s exactly as pictured,” one happy customer raved. “Surpassed my expectations.” At just $33, it’s bound to exceed yours, too.

  • Available colors: 40
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Bodycon Maxi Dress That Comes In Over 20 Eye-Popping Colors

With over 5,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, this sleeveless maxi dress is an absolute must-have for the warmer months. Spaghetti straps and a deep V-neckline in both front and back give it just the right amount of edge, while the ultra-comfy, spandex-blend fabric, loose fit, and deep side pockets will have you reaching for it over and over again. Good thing there are over 20 striking colors to choose from at a super-low price, so you can switch things up while still staying true to this tough-to-beat style.

  • Available colors: 24
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Sleeveless Halter Dress That Looks So Much More Expensive Than It Is

Honestly, where can’t you wear this stunning, sleeveless halter dress? Whatever’s simmering on your summer agenda — be it a picnic, outdoor birthday party, or wedding — in this viscose sun dress, all eyes will be on you. With its discreet polkadot print (there are nearly 30 patterns and colors to choose from) and elegant tie closures at the back of the neck and waist, this elegant frock appears way much more luxe, and gets you so much more wear, than its $35 price tag suggests. Plus, it allows you to serve a range of looks from upscale to casual, depending on your choice of footwear, while the knee-length lining creates a chic, layered look that hundreds of positive reviewers on Amazon simply adore. So will you.

  • Available colors: 29
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Sleeveless, Ruched Mini Dress With Over 15,000 Perfect Amazon Ratings

A ruched construction and criss-cross hem elevate this otherwise simple bodycon dress from a warm-weather basic to a singular statement piece. Short and clingy, the best-seller is sure to stun on an eventful night out when paired with strappy high-heeled sandals or pumps — plus, the double lining prevents it from appearing see-through — but slip-on sneakers or a flat, crossover sandal can just as easily tone it down for daytime. With a palette of summery colors to choose from, over 15,000 five-star Amazon ratings, and an unbeatable price, this is one dress that won’t disappoint.

  • Available colors: 24
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


A Vintage-Inspired Beach Dress Designed To Throw On & Go

Now here’s a dress that can take the heat. If the warm weather’s got you feeling tired and sluggish, throw on this beach dress for a simultaneous cool-down and pick-me-up. Made of soft, lightweight rayon, the versatile shift dress works just as well as a swimsuit coverup as it does your go-to muggy-day outfit. It’s also amassed thousands of positive reviews/ratings on Amazon and comes in a range of stunning, vintage-inspired prints with varying sleeve lengths and necklines. Who says you can’t have them all — especially when they’re only about $25 each?

  • Available colors: 10
  • Available sizes: 1X — 4X


This Short & Sweet Dress That’s Basic In The Best Way

If you’re looking to add some folksy charm to your wardrobe, opt for this delightful mini dress. With its soft and stretchy material, decorative buttons, and tiered A-line skirt, this crowd-pleaser comes in both solid colors and floral patterns, and keeps earning rave reviews on Amazon. Its thousands of fans can’t get enough of those subtle side pockets and the cozy-but-shapely fit. “Such a cute and comfy dress,” one Amazon reviewer raved. “Easy to just throw on and look cute!”

  • Available colors: 19
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


The Simple, Versatile Tank Dress That Belongs In Every Closet

You likely have a closet full of tank dresses, but if its enviable 6,000+ five-star ratings are any indication, this one is worth adding to your collection. Simple in the best way, and made of soft, drapey rayon and spandex, this dress can be styled for so many occasions — whether with slide sandals in the summer, boots and a sweater over the winter, as a swimsuit cover up for vacation, or even worn as a cozy nightgown. With over 40 colors and prints on offer, you’ll want to pick this up in multiples.

  • Available colors: 44
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large


This Ultra-Soft Maxi Dress That Fits, And Feels, Like A Dream

With its fitted top and maxi length, this smooth, jersey dress from Amazon Essentials is a must-have staple for every wardrobe. “A perfect casual, summer dress,” one reviewer who gave the dress five stars exclaimed. “It didn’t wrinkle when I packed it in my beach bag.” With seven colors to choose from and an expansive range of sizes, this dress goes equally well with sneakers as it does a pair of strappy sandals. No matter how you wear it, though, the ultra-soft viscose is sure to keep you comfy. As one contented reviewer put it, “I swear it’s like wearing pajamas outside.”

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X


This Amazing Mini Dress That Comes In Over 20 Festival-Chic Prints

“I have never been more excited to write a review,” one fan — and there are more than 10,000 of them — of this V-neck mini dress enthused on Amazon. “This dress fit like a glove and made me feel absolutely beautiful... So, I ordered two more.” For just $35, you might be temped to do the same. With a flowy hem, fluttery cap sleeves, and over 20 prints to choose from, this rayon wrap dress — which the brand calls “Amazing Grace,” and for good reason — will have you looking like you’re a VIP on your way to this season’s hottest festival, no matter the occasion.

  • Available colors: 22
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


The Bodycon Pencil Dress Reviewers Call ‘A Perfect Fit’

“Your new favorite winter dress,” one thrilled Amazon reviewer enthused about this bodycon pencil dress — and, just look at it. How could it not be? The spandex-blend dress contains just the right amount of stretch to accentuate your shape without feeling too tight — it’s no wonder so many reviewers on Amazon keep referring to it as the “perfect fit” — and with a quick change of shoes, also makes for the ultimate day-to-night piece. Choose from 10 bold colors and prints like the emerald green pictured, and be amazed at just how quickly it takes to become your new go-to work outfit.

  • Available colors: 10
  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 4X-Large Plus


This Classic Shift Dress With Over 15,000 Glowing Amazon Reviews

This timeless shift dress features a breathable chiffon fabric, ruffled hem, and matching, ruffled bell sleeves. The V-neckline and mini length show off your shape, while the slightly loose fit and back zipper closure let you maintain a casual vibe. “I love the quality of the fabric and it has a nice shape,” one of its thousands of obsessed fans — there are over 30,000 of them — wrote on Amazon. “Not too short and absolutely adorable,” raved another. “Perfect little black dress.”

  • Available colors: 45
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


A Charming, Ruffled Dress For Both Special & Everyday Occasions

In search of the ideal romantic summer outfit? Look no further — this cotton wrap dress is it. An asymmetrical ruffled hem, deep V-neckline, and adjustable spaghetti straps give this dress enough allure for you to transition it from day to night with ease, while the slightly stretchy material will keep you comfy for hours on end. Available in a vast range of colors and patterns, the dress has amassed thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon for its quality fabric, shapely fit, and timeless design.

  • Available colors: 42
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


This Perfectly Summery Midi Dress That’s Just As Comfy As It Is Cute

What’s not to love about this flowy midi dress? Ask any of the 6,000-plus Amazon customers who gave this dress a perfect review or rating, and they’ll tell you to add it to your cart ASAP. One reviewer wrote, “It fits perfectly like it was made for me,” and another dubbed it “a spring and summer favorite.” Between its light, airy construction, side slits, fluttery top, and drawstring waist and adjustable spaghetti straps, this dress is sure to bewitch you during the warmer months, too.

  • Available colors: 11
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


An Everyday Jersey Dress With Sophisticated Details

If you want a look that epitomizes casual elegance, this sleeveless jersey dress is all it takes. Luxurious details like a cinched waist, curved hem, and subtle draping add a touch of sophistication, while the ultra-soft jersey material keeps you feeling cozy and casual. Pair it with your favorite pair of sneakers for a pulled-together, everyday look. And if the hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon are any indication, you’ll likely need it in multiple colors.

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


An Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress That’s So Comfy & Functional

An off-the-shoulder ruffle, high elastic waist, and floor-skimming length give this ultra-soft maxi dress an almost classical allure. So, even if you’re just headed to the beach — the maxi’s smooth and stretchy material, front pockets, and breezy side splits make for ideal casual attire — you’ll still look understatedly noble. With an estimable 4.5-star rating on Amazon and thousands of positive reviews (many of which confirm that it’s a perfect fit), this is one dress that won’t let you down.

  • Available colors: 25
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large


This Enchantingly Cute Mini Dress With A Ruffled Hem

With a sultry wrap-front design and tiered ruffled hem, this is so not your average mini dress. Look no further than its way-above-average Amazon reviews — there are over 20,000 of them — and mostly five-star ratings for proof. The best part? No one will believe you spent less than a minute, and less than $35, to achieve such a stunning look. It pairs equally well with booties and sneakers as it does sandals and heels.

  • Available colors: 21
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


This Mini, V-Neck Halter Dress That’s Simultaneously Sweet & Tough

Sweet and sultry, frilly but tough, this mini halter dress is bursting with contradictions. That’s what makes it so unique, though, and that’s why it’s amassed thousands of fans on Amazon. Made of a breathable, cotton and mesh material, the dress boasts a backless design, deep V-neckline, ties around the neck and back, and a ruffled hem tailor-made for twirling. Even with its unusual construction, the dress is still super comfy and soft, according to reviewers (another charming contradiction). Plus, the under-$30 price tag is a downright steal.

  • Available colors: 26
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large


A T-Shirt Dress That’s Comfy Enough To Lounge In — & Perfect For Running Errands

This is the dress you reach for when you’re running behind to look polished in an instant, whether heading to a doctor’s appointment or lunch with friends. The slightly loose-fitting T-shirt dress looks chic and casual on its own but can just as easily double as a tunic over leggings and jeans. “Very soft, very comfortable, and not clingy,” one of the 14,000-plus reviewers who gave the dress a perfect five-star rating on Amazon explained. Because it’s so easy to wear, and because the price is so right, this is a dress you’ll likely need in multiples. Lucky for you, there are over 40 colors and prints available to choose from.

  • Available colors: 43
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large


A Ruffled Shift Dress That Comes In Tons Of Bright Colors

How delightful is this ruffled shift dress? “I can’t explain the way I feel,” one reviewer gushed on Amazon, who also marveled at its “beautiful material.” “Fit like a dream,” raved another. “Getting more colors.” And with 18 to choose from at just $30 each, you might need to stock up, too. With its sloped neckline, tiered ruffled skirt, and matching ruffled sleeves, the adorable shift dress fits right into a variety of settings, be it the beach or a garden party. It’s lightly lined as well, which one reviewer says makes the shift more elevated than your typical slip-on dress or a swimsuit coverup. Nevertheless, dressed up or down, in this charmer you’re sure to make a priceless impression.

  • Available colors: 18
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large


The Soft & Stretchy Maxi Dress Amazon Reviewers Adore

Who doesn’t love a sleeveless maxi dress with pockets — especially one you can snag in over 30 colorful prints? Better yet, here’s who does: Thousands of fans on Amazon. Boasting thousands of rave reviews, this sleeveless maxi is a hit for its soft, stretchy material and quality fit. “It really shows off my hourglass figure,” one happy customer reported, “and I LOVE the pockets.” Pair it with a straw hat, crocodile sunglasses, and beaded sandals for a look that radiates glorious summer vibes.

  • Available colors: 31
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large


A Strapless Handkerchief Dress That’s Perfect For Tropical Getaways

Good thing this strapless sundress is only $25, because how could you just get one? There are 40 colors and patterns available, each one as exquisite as the dainty floral print pictured, in lengths ranging from mini to midi. Suitable as either a coverup or a going-out dress, this little dress will keep you cute and cool in any warm-weather setting — just ask the thousands of Amazon reviewers who swear by it.

  • Available colors: 40
  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large


A Faux-Wrap Dress That Serves Elegant, Retro Vibes

This faux-wrap dress comes in the most stunning vintage-inspired patterns, though it’s available in solid colors, as well. Even with its distinctive appearance, the dress — featuring quarter-length sleeves, a high waist, and a midi length — is surprisingly versatile. One thrilled Amazon reviewer called it the perfect dress to wear on a cruise, while another said it’s just right for work. The V-neck top and tie belt also give the allusion of a wrap dress, even though it isn’t actually one. For a look that exudes confidence and polish, you really can’t go wrong with this dress.

  • Available colors: 18
  • Available sizes: X-Large — 4X-Large


A Best-Selling Romper Dress That’s Both Stylish & Playful

One glance and it’s easy to see why this romper — which totally passes as a dress — is a best-seller. A psychedelic orange print (there are 14 vivid colors and patterns to choose from), plunging neckline, form-fitting tie waist, and tiered, ruffled bottoms make this playsuit both charismatic and chic. You could spend hours scrolling through your favorite shopping apps without finding something similar. Plus, the super-low price tag makes it even more of a rarity. With over 8,000 glowing reviews and ratings on Amazon, the romper is a hit for its comfy feel and sultry look. One reviewer even wrote, “If you wear this romper, be prepared for lots of approving stares, attention, and compliments!” Noted.

  • Available colors: 14
  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

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