The Best Summer Dresses For Under $100

As the summertime saying goes: It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes. And, while we often wish that going au naturel (or, at least in our enviable skivvies) were socially acceptable outside of the comfort of our own home, sometimes, we just have to suck it up and put on clothes to do things such as, you know, go to work and ride public transportation like everyone else. But, that doesn't mean we won't try to get away with wearing as little as possible when the mercury climbs. Enter the quest for the perfect summer dress.

To keep your wardrobe, wallet, and comfort level in perfect equilibrium, follow our lead with these affordable options that are both on point sartorially and a sound use of your cold, hard cash. For that extra bit of breathing room, your limbs will thank you.

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A breezy alternative to a matching set, with a cute cutout in back.
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The adjustable tie-front means this dress is flattering on a number of figures.
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Since you're planning to go a little wild on that vacation you have coming.
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The feel of lingerie with a bit more polish.
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For the dog days of summer.
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Since this crochet tunic is unlined, you can determine how covered up (or not) you want to be with a slip of your choice.
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A boxy fit for extra breathing room when things get humid.
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Super-thin straps, a peekaboo bottom, and subtle side slips all add up to one sexy dress that handles the heat.
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This dress is actually two pieces, meaning you can mix and match the embroidered top with other slips in your closet, depending on the weather report.
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Faux suede may not seem like a natural choice for warmer months, but remember, how freezing is your office right now? Exactly.
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The right stripe.
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The sweaty girl's alternative to wearing a suit in the summer.
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We dare you to pull a Jenna Lyons and wear this shirtdress unbuttoned to your belly button.
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Brigitte Bardot had the right idea with that off-the-shoulder look locked down.
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While this dress is body-hugging, the jersey means it's still breathable.
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The flippy skirt makes this shirtdress pretty chill.
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Those b-ball players have the right idea with all-mesh everything.
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Try wearing this bib silhouette with a crisp white tee or tank underneath for weather-appropriate versatility.
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White-hot in all the right ways.
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Blend into the flora on that tropical getaway.
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The front pleating will keep things easy and breezy on your next date night.
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Zip up the front as high or low as you wish.
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For when you want to show off just a little bit of skin without going fully into cutout-dress territory.
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The open-weave mesh and Grecian-inspired cut make this formal dress less stuffy, literally.
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Oversize armholes for the win!
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A little bit mod for those muggy nights.
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For days when you're feeling as lazy as a daisy.
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Bare arms pair well with a bold print.