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 summer dresses on sale
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Over 22,000 Amazon shoppers have shopped this bestselling casual dress, with 66% of them giving it a perfect five-star rating.
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.
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!"
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This pick is especially good for anyone looking for a statement vacation outfit. It's bold. It's bright. And it has beaded tassels.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
There's nothing "little" about this stunning LBD. We're talking about maximum style with that asymmetrical neckline, back-tie bodice and elegant skirt.
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.