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Macy's, Nordstrom, Farm Rio (yes, you read that right!) dropped major dress deals

Some of these brands rarely go on sale.
Vivian Le / TODAY

Whether you're heading out on a beach vacation or RSVPing to a big summer wedding, chances are you might be in need of a new dress. Thankfully, you don't have to spend a ton of money to look and feel your best.

Popular retailers such as Nordstrom and Macy's currently have tons of markdowns in their clearance sections that you won't want to miss. Plus, we even found super-rare discounts on dresses from Farm Rio. And we did all the digging for you! From sporty pieces for everyday wear to a designer chiffon option, below we rounded up our favorite summer dresses that you could use for any occasion this season — and they're all under $100!

To start saving, you can keep scrolling to check out the affordable finds below or you can shop this article by retailer.

Nordstrom | Nordstrom Rack | Amazon | Macy's | Farm Rio | Old Navy

Nordstrom summer dresses on sale

Sam Edelman Foulard Long Sleeve A-Line Minidress

The brand describes this mini dress as having a "folklore" print, and we can't disagree — the geometric pattern and romantic flutter detailing are lovely. It also features tiers along the skirt and sleeves as well as a flattering elastic waistband.

Caslon Floral Print Drop Waist Long Sleeve Dress

For a more floral option, this drop-waist dress will ready you for garden party glory. It even has billowed sleeves and a high "jewel" collar for added measure.

Julia Jordan Long Sleeve Tie Side Sweater Dress

You won't say it, but we will: Fall will be here before you know it. So stocking up on heavier dresses for a chillier season, like this sleek sweater option for almost $50 off, isn't a bad idea.

Julia Jordan Flutter Sleeve Twist Front Dress

Whether you're looking to upgrade your summer workwear or are in need of a comfortable everyday piece, this sheath dress might be your next wardrobe staple.

BP. Eyelet Button Front Sundress

This dress is the definition of pretty in pink! One reviewer loved it and wrote, "The fabric is pretty thick and it buttons all the way down (real buttons!). Easy to unbutton and the straps are adjustable."

Billabong xSun Chasers Wrap Dress

Featuring a ruffle trim on the skirt and sleeves, this tropical wrap dress is made of 100% viscose making it a breezy and comfortable option for summer. You can score the green floral option on sale at Nordstrom.

Zella Strength Performance Court Dress

If you haven't yet hopped on the exercise dress wave, now's your chance! Score this performance court dress for $50, and hit the tennis or pickle ball court and show off your skills. Made with a polyester and spandex blend, this dress also features a blade collar for more of a country club-formal feel.

Nordstrom Rack summer dresses on sale

Steve Madden Been So Long Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress

This gorgeous, flowing maxi dress is on sale for a whopping 76% off while sizes last. The style is boho-inspired and is made from a woven knit that can offer sun coverage on hot days (and act as a warm layer on cooler summer nights).

Wishlist Textured Neck-Tie Mini Dress

Now 62% off, this dress features a fun front keyhole that includes a tie and textured hemline. Available in three colors, including a light green and "champagne" cream, this mini style is perfect for happy hours, nights out and even summer weddings.

ASTR The Label Jelena Side Cutout Maxi Dress

We may have just found your next go-to wedding guest dress. With puff sleeves, a reserved midi-to-maxi hemline and a surprise partially-open back, it will be hard to pass this one up.

Lush Floral Fit & Flare Midi Dress

We bet this classic floral dress will get a lot of use for the rest of this season, from the office to dinner to cocktail parties. Don't miss out while it's under $30!

Max Studio Sleeveless Tiered Maxi Dress

This tiered floral dress is a great option for a summer bridal shower or date night. And this 72% markdown makes it so affordable.

Amazon summer dresses on sale

Shy Velvet Crossover Waist Summer Dress

Get in on the "Barbiecore" trend in the cutest way with this ruffled hot pink mini dress. If this bold of a color isn't your vibe, don't worry — it comes in several other summer-ready shades.

Anrabess Sleeveless Split Maxi Dress

Over 22,000 Amazon shoppers have shopped this bestselling casual dress, with 66% of them giving it a perfect five-star rating.

Zesica Boho Spaghetti Strap Tie Dress

Shop this boho-inspired Zesica maxi dress while it's 20% off. It's available in over 20 colors and features an A-line fit as well as a shirred bodice.

Ouges Button Down Skater Dress

Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, you'll be living in this skater dress all season long. It has over 25,000 Amazon ratings, and one verified reviewer wrote, "This comfy summer dress can be dressed up or down — very versatile. The right price and very flattering design. Love it!"

DB Moon Casual Short-Sleeve Dress

Who doesn't love a dress with pockets? To make it even better, this casual option is also on sale for 51% off. It comes in over 30 shades and patterns and has nearly 25,000 five-star Amazon ratings.

Grecerelle Short-Sleeve Wrap Dress

You'll have endless opportunities to rock this rayon-blend dress, and that might be because it comes in over 40 styles to choose from. One reviewer agrees and wrote about how comfortable it was, "I absolutely LOVE this dress. No complaints! Fabric is soft and stretchy. It can be worn with heels/wedges or dress down with some sandals."

BTFBM Boho Maxi Dress

If you have a formal event this summer, this elegant boho dress is a great affordable option. It comes in over 20 colors and select shades are on sale.

Macy's summer dresses on sale

Calvin Klein Jeans Sleeveless Ribbed Midi Dress

A ribbed dress is this generation's grab-and-go kind of dress. Why? Because it's easy to wear, fun to style and super comfortable. So, when Calvin Klein makes one and it's on sale, you should take advantage of a rare opportunity.

And Now This Printed Puff-Sleeve Midi Dress

Between the smooth chiffon fabric and adorable pink floral print, this dress is a dream. One reviewer loved it so much that she bought it in both colors.

Hippie Rose Juniors' Gauze Square-Neck Tiered Midi Dress

Wear this casual midi dress with a denim jacket and all-white sneakers for a casual summer day look. And when nightfall hits, swap everything out with wedges and gold accessories for an entirely different vibe.

And Now This Puff-Sleeve Mixed Media Dress

Have a special occasion coming up? You can score this charming dress for under $35. It features an elegant square neckline, a fit-and-flare skirt and trendy puff sleeves.

Cece Gingham Baby Doll Dress

This flowy babydoll-style dress features puff sleeves and a mock collar that can be worn for a variety of occasions, from weekend brunch to exploring a new city. You can score it for 40% off!

Farm Rio summer dresses on sale

Farm Rio Orange Ombre Forest Mini Dress

This pick is especially good for anyone looking for a statement vacation outfit. It's bold. It's bright. And it has beaded tassels.

Farm Rio Lia Cover Up

This one might technically be a cover-up, but that doesn't mean we won't try it out for a pool-less night out on the town. It's just too beautiful not to ...

Farm Rio Dotted Macaws Lenzing Ecovero Viscose Dress

You'll want to add this one to your cart if you like to show off all your curves. The viscose fabric ensures a flattering form-fitting style and the pattern will have you looking like a walking piece of art.

Farm Rio Leopard Mushroom Lenzing Ecovero Viscose Dress

Warning: Jaws will drop when you walk past in this bold and beautiful dress. Elegantly splattered with pops of pink, green, red and brown, let's just say the pattern will do all the talking for you.

Farm Rio Pink Leaves Midi Dress

For those who love color — flourishing green fauna punches up this hot pink midi dress. It's fitted with asymmetrical straps and finished with two types of sleeves.

Old Navy summer dresses on sale

Old Navy Sleeveless Vintage A-Line Mini Shift Dress

We're seeing some pretty hot temperatures this summer, so when you're in the mood to show off some leg (or just let them breathe), this mini dress is the perfect option.

Old Navy Fit & Flare High-Neck Combination Midi Dress

To the office, the grocery store, brunch or anywhere in between — we can't imagine a place you won't want to wear this flattering fit-and-flare dress.

Old Navy Fit & Flare Cutout-Front Midi Dress

A pair of strappy sandals and a wide-brim sun hat are all you need to look fabulous in this dress. And you'll feel fabulous, too, thanks to a stretchy rayon fabric and wide, breathable skirt.

Old Navy Fit & Flare One-Shoulder Maxi Dress

There's nothing "little" about this stunning LBD. We're talking about maximum style with that asymmetrical neckline, back-tie bodice and elegant skirt.

Old Navy Tie-Front Cami Midi Dress

To say that "pink is in" is an understatement. Keep your bubble gum fashion fantasies alive with this midi dress, complete with a keyhole design in the front, spaghetti straps and a ruffled bodice.