If You’re Lazy But Still Want To Look Put-Together, Check Out These 33 Dresses

Table of Contents 1. A cutout back maxi described by one reviewer as “literally perfect” which means that hello and bonjour, I am absolutely adding this to my cart. I, too, would like literal perfection in my wardrobe. 2. A draped satin shirt dress available in chartreuse, a hue with […]

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A cutout back maxi described by one reviewer as “literally perfect” which means that hello and bonjour, I am absolutely adding this to my cart. I, too, would like literal perfection in my wardrobe.


Promising review: “This dress is literally PERFECT! It’s high-class yet casual. The material is thin which is nice because it fits really well and since it’s a maxi dress, it doesn’t get too hot. The straps are not adjustable but the tie in the back allows you to make the dress as tight or as loose as you need it at the top, in order for it to fit your body perfectly… not to mention the tie makes it so cute! I also love the open back. I don’t wear a bra when I wear this dress because you’d see it though the open back, but the tie allows me to adjust it right enough that I feel supported. The slit on the side is my favorite part.” —Aimee

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).


A draped satin shirt dress available in chartreuse, a hue with a fancy schmancy name that evokes the feeling of popping champagne on a private yacht. To put it simply: luxury is wearing this yellow-green hybrid.


Get it from Boohoo for $24 (originally $56, available in sizes 12-24 and three colors).


A deep-V mini dress with the phrase “summer staple” embedded into its DNA. If TikTok has inspired me to plan anything, it’s an aesthetic picnic spread — and this is exactly what I plan on wearing when said picnic plans actually happen.


Promising review: “I love this dress. It is thick, good quality, comfortable, and fit as expected. I’ve already worn it twice and will wear it much more this summer. Wrinkles come out really easily with steamer.” —Tyler woodruff

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 35 colors).


A spaghetti strap sundress because in the year that won’t be named (*ahem* literally the one we are living in now), the impossible has happened: we’ve gotten sick of leggings. This simple number provides all the comfort from our once beloved staple but looks far more put-together.


Promising review: “I have purchased several of these little dresses. They are so comfortable and airy. They fit very well and are extremely flowy. They are well made and the straps are well constructed.” —Suzi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-5X and in 39 colors).


An off-shoulder maxi that had me humming the intro of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Do You Believe In Magic?” as soon as I laid my peepers on it. That smocking! The mid-thigh slit! I officially believe in the existence of sorcery.

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “My daughter picked this dress for a summer wedding! Fit her beautifully and the size was spot on! Pairs great with a cute denim jacket and sandals.” —Kristen

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in 24 colors).


A silky slip dress I have three found-in-the-dictionary words for: humana humana humana. This stunner is *the* perfect item to throw on when you’re in the mood to feel extra dressy, which is exactly how I want to feel following a year of living in sweats.

Beginning Boutique

Promising review: “Oh my goodness! These dresses are absolutely breath taking. I ordered three of these for my bridesmaids and I have no regrets. They are true to size and quality material.” —Cady J. O.

Get it from Beginning Boutique for $71.95 (available in AU sizes 4-16).


A mini dress with a tried-and-true wrap silhouette, which means you’ll be able to customize the waistline for that perfectly tailored ~like a glove~ fit. We love clothes that feel like they were made just for us, amirite?

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I was initially so confused by this beautiful dress as I have never had a true wrap dress!!! Then luckily I re-checked the listing here and saw the seller’s very helpful instructions for how to tie a wrap dress and now realize that my usual size L here fits PERFECTLY. I highly recommend both this gorgeous dress and, for wrap dress newbies like me, following the very helpful guide the seller has posted!” —Mother of LEGOS

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).


A high-neck bodycon dress available in neutral colors that are perfect for daily wear, plus you can choose between three sleeve options: long, cap, or sleeveless. The latter is wonderful if you’re feeling ready to let it all ~air out~.


Promising review: “Absolutely gorgeous. True to color, relatively thick/durable fabric, and a great fit. Not sheer at all. Very comfortable and it has some stretch.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.43+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).


A bow-back, puff sleeve baby doll dress with an appropriate silhouette name because it’s absolutely about to become the precious newborn of my wardrobe. I would 10/10 swaddle this beauty and hold it close to my bosom.

Free People

Promising review: “I got this wear for my dinner rehearsal for my wedding and I’m absolutely OBSESSED with it!! I was nervous it was going to be too short but it’s about fingertip length. It is so beautiful and I can’t wait to wear it!” —avery june

Get it from Free People for $108 (available in sizes XS-XL and in eight colors).


A tie-front tee dress made from 100% cotton, baby! This warm weather staple is the epitome of thoughtful design: the drawstring waist allows for a customizable silhouette, the sleeves can be cuffed to your preference, and the side slit means you won’t feel constricted by the midi length.


Get it from Everlane for $78 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in three colors).


A ruffled shift dress ~technically~ intended for wearing off-the-shoulder, but some reviewers claim it can even function as a tube style. Things we love? Clothes that feel like multiple outfit options in one.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE this dress. For less than $20, I expected cheaper material but it’s a very nice quality and great color! Easy to wash and dry.” —Aimee

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in nine colors).


A trumpet sleeve swing dress I have every intention of wearing at least four days a week for the next few months. Perfect as a swimsuit coverup or sported on its own, this breezy number is the definition of cozy *and* cute.


Promising review: “Such a sweet dress! The elastic bodice keeps all the material in one place (no sliding), and the colors are lovely and true to the photos. I was worried about the length, but it’s great—short enough to be fun but long enough to not worry about accidentally flashing people, LOL, just follow the sizing guide. One of my favorite aspects of this dress is that it has several layers of fabric, so it feels like a higher-quality piece. So excited to wear this once the weather warms up.” —M.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 36 colors).


A cami maxi featuring tie straps so you can adjust the fit of this snazzy ensemble to your liking. Designed with a fitted top and tiered bottom, prepare to feel like a Pinterest fashion board embodied with every wear.

amazon.com, Amazon

Promising review: “Such a cute and comfy dress! It has a fun flow to the bottom of it and the ties for straps add an extra dose of fabulous.” —Kelsey Krucker

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 20 colors).


A pocketed jersey T-shirt dress purposely designed with a longer hemline, which means your undergarments won’t be on the brink of exposure with every sudden gust of wind.


Promising review: “This is my new go-to brand for extra-comfy, relaxed & uber soft clothing. So far every piece is well-made, very soft, and the perfect length to wear as a dress or as a tunic; you can even sleep in these, they’re that comfortable. This jersey cotton is a nice, cooling fabric, perfect for the hot Texas summers. Very affordably priced, quick shipping and easy returns/exchanges.” —Claire Dunway

Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 12 colors).


A lace V-neck dress for anyone who has had a Pinterest board titled “Boho Wedding” for the past decade. This is stunning, lightweight, and screams mason jar drinking glasses (plus is also available in a ton of hues, which means you can just as easily wear this as a bride *or* a wedding guest).

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I ordered this dress and will never regret it. It was beautiful and light. It was 100 degrees F at our wedding and I was able to stay pretty comfortable in this dress. I have gotten so many compliments on it! If you want a dress that’s gorgeous and doesn’t break the bank and is beyond comfortable, this is it.” —Summer

Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors and eight styles).


A shift dress appropriate for literally every. single. thing. you have coming up in the next decade. From socially-distanced family gatherings to trips into the office, consider this reliable number the new holy grail of your wardrobe.


Promising review: “I am in love with this dress! I have never gotten so many compliments on an outfit before. It is gorgeous and fits perfectly. The material is very comfortable and is not see-through at all where the lining is. I’m wearing a nude-colored bra since the top eyelets are not lined but there are no visible bra lines through the dress. I’m wearing it with sandals for a more beachy and casual look but I think this could also be dressed up with heels or wedges. I think this dress is versatile, absolutely the cutest thing, comfortable, and affordable.” —Rachel Warwick

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in 39 colors).


A V-neck sleeveless dress blissfully constructed with a longer hemline. This means that, unlike the traditional bodycon dresses hanging untouched in your closet, your ~assets~ won’t be on the brink of exposure with every step — no constant riding up and pulling down!

Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “I fell in love with the blue, tie-dye print of this dress when I saw it. It looks just how it does in the product photos. The bottom is figure hugging but not super tight, love how the side seam is ruched, and the top has a slightly looser fit and is slightly pleated at the waist because of the elastic. The straps are the perfect length for me which rarely happens! I love how quick and easy it is to pull on. It doesn’t ride up, the material is light and soft but not see through. It is just a really comfortable dress that I will wear a lot.” —Eagle

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).


A V-neck slit dress raved about for genuinely living up to the ~maxi length~ description — if you’re 5’7 and above, reviews swear that this pretty number will actually skim past your ankles.


Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress! I am tall and it’s so hard to find anything that is a true maxi”length for my 5’11” frame. This dress comes to my ankles, flows beautifully, and the true wrap style is great. If you are tall you should definitely buy this dress!” —Jami

Get it from Amazon for $2899+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 24 colors).


An off-shoulder maxi dress designed with the phrase wardrobe staple, the kind of number you can wear to weddings and birthday dinners *or* for a stroll along a beach boardwalk.


Promising review: “I bought this dress with the intent of wearing it once to a rehearsal dinner. Little did I know I would end up wearing it ALL summer long! It is opaque, breezy, comfortable, and fit like a glove with some movement. I got endless compliments and no one could believe I found it on Amazon! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a classy, simple, long term closet sample.” —SCram

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 28 colors).


A sleeveless bone-colored bodycon you certainly won’t have a ~bone~ to pick with due to how downright versatile it is. Pair this with kicks for casual affairs, heels for fancy ones… heck, lounge in it! The knit material means it’s cozy enough.


Get it from Reformation for $98 (available in sizes 1X-3X).


A dotted wrap dress about to become your new wearable BFF. You: “Wardrobe, please meet the newest member of our family…I’ll be wearing this on every single date night from now on.”


Promising review: “I love love love this dress! I also got it in black (with white dots) and I love it too! I got them both for my trip to Nashville and I got so many compliments on it. It’s now my favorite go-to.” —Kay Pugh

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


A mini deep-V dress featuring florals and pastel colors to remind us that it’s still summer for another month. It features an open back which means you’ll probably want to go sans underwire.


Promising review: “This is my favorite piece of clothing I’ve bought on Amazon (and I’ve bought a lot!). I got the green, and it is a gorgeous seafoam type color. It doesn’t have a lot of stretch, so make sure you order the correct size. Hits right above the knee but definitely covered my backside plenty. I love this dress and will be ordering it in more colors!” —Megan Kate Haugh

Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 colors).


A 100% cotton mini dubbed the Tulum dress which is sure as HECK where I intend on wearing it when it’s safe to book basic economy once more.

Maria de la Orden

Maria De La Orden is a delightful small style biz that focuses on raw materials that translate to impeccable quality clothing.

Get it from Maria de la Orden for $180 EUR (currently $210 in USD, available in sizes S-L).


A pleated midi dress that can truly fall anywhere in the fancy-to-casual spectrum depending on the accessories you decide to fish out of your closet. Pair it with sneaks for date night, heels for that small wedding ceremony, tomayto, tomahto, you’ll look fabulous.


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 $37.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in six colors).


A tortoiseshell button V-neck number guaranteed to make you feel ~trendier than thou~ on your stroll to the corner deli. Available in neutral colors and fun patterns alike, quickly throw this on to make it seem as if you didn’t snooze through your alarm this morning.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I LOVE this dress!!! I honestly wasn’t expecting much for the price, but I’m actually ordering more colors. I wanted something cute but also cool for these extremely hot summer days and this is perfect! It’s a bit loose, but that’s what I wanted.” —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 30 colors).


A bodycon pencil dress that looks so. damn. chic. And while the importance of owning the perfect LBD is no secret, it’s likely you’ve had the same one for…decades (#guilty). I believe it’s time we both level up.


Promising review: “I love this dress. Simple, classy, and professional. It molds to my body in all the right ways, and it wasn’t too long. It can be worn with a nice necklace to spruce it up, and flats and/or pumps. The material is also versatile enough so that it can be worn year round, all you need is a pair of stockings or tights, but the dress will work either way. I plan to order more colors.” —LadyLestat

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes L-5X and in 10 colors).


A flare dress equipped with pockets which means it’s a winner right off the bat. Throw in a no-frills style and adjustable straps for a customized fit and ding ding ding! We’ve got ourselves a winner.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I don’t even know where to begin…this dress is fantastic. Good quality, travels well, comfortable, and affordable – what more do you need? It can be a little short. I also bought this in navy and it is definitely shorter than the floral. I wish there were more/different patterns and colors available because I want them all. These are my go-to dresses now. Two of the best purchases I ever made.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 44 colors).


A surplice dress available in solid colors and a snazzy leopard print, the latter of which I personally intend on purchasing in preparation for my eventual Disney vacay (inspired by the below reviewer).


Promising review: “Very happy with this dress. I have washed and hung to dry, the fabric dried well without additional care. Lightweight and comfortable material. Bought in two colors because I liked it so much.” —Nicole Francis

Get it from Amazon for $28.40 (available in sizes 1X–6X and four styles).

Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you’re a member!


A midi tea dress emblazoned with smooches which I’m really into following this awful, terrible, no good start to the decade. “L is for the way you look at me.” —me to that criss-cross back.


Get it from Omnes for $103.50 (available in UK sizes 6-16).


A stretchy crewneck mini for a summer- and fall-approved extension of your favorite tee (although you can wear it any season with the right layers, tbh). Raise your hand if you’re ready to ditch the WFH joggers and give your shins a chance to breathe.


Promising review: “This dress is so good that I’ve bought it in three different colors! I’m one of those people who find a dress or shirt that they love and have to buy it in multiple colors! This dress is definitely one of those! I wore it to a Carrie Underwood concert recently and it was perfect for the occasion, then I wore it for a girls’ trip in California and it was great for that too. It’s a super versatile and comfy dress to wear.” —Julie K.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in 33 colors).


An off-shoulder tiered maxi dress that’ll have you in ~tiers~ as soon as you tear open the shipping bag. I’m pretty sure this justifies Shakespeare’s annoying love-at-first-sight trope.

amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “Was thoroughly impressed by this dress. I was considering the same exact one on a popular women’s clothing site but found this one for $40 cheaper. It was comfortable, decent quality, and fit as expected. I wore to a wedding and received many compliments.” —Tiffany J.

Get it from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 33 colors).


A V-neck maxi dress for an easy, breezy, ~doesn’t require pants~ outfit you’ll want to slip on for any and every occasion. This is comfy enough to lounge in, stylish enough to ‘gram in, so cue the Hannah Montana soundtrack because ’tis the best of both worlds.


Promising review: “This is super comfy and stylish to wear and most importantly, it has POCKETS! This is easy to dress up with a cute hat and accessories. It has a nice soft material without being clingy. This is my new favorite summer dress!” —Meredith

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 52 colors).


A chiffon mini I bet you’re already envisioning for your next outdoor barbecue-party-of-one. That’s right, ~dress~ up for yourself. But maybe take a mirror picture. For Instagram. Just in case.

Sabo Skirt

Get it from Sabo Skirt for $74 (available in sizes XS-XL).

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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