21 Cheap Summer Dresses That Help You Keep Cool When It’s Unbearably Hot

Summer Dresses, Maxi Dress, Mini Dress, T Shirt Dress

May 23rd, 2019   |   Updated on August 4th, 2021

Do you want your summer dresses to be as hot as the weather outside? What to wear when weather is hot? Well, you should wear dresses that are cool and allow air to circulate to your skin.

Clothing in light colours are better since they reflect sunlight. Natural, bearable cotton not only makes you super hot in the hot whether, but it also wicks sweat away from your body. Here are 21 cheap summer dresses that help you keep cool when it is unbearably hot.


1. Front V-Neck Spaghetti Strap Button Down


This is an adorable sundress that is perfect for the beach. The dress went down to knees and tied up front nicely. Recommend dress tape to help keep the bottom of the tie from coming up. Recommend this if anyone is going to a summer wedding or taking a trip to the beach!

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Review: Kay

Pro tip: if you want your bust to actually look good in the dress, get a push-up adhesive bra. Pull the ties across each other over the connecting part of the bra, and use two safety pins to hold in place. Then tie.

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2. Casual Maxi Short Sleeve

Casual Maxi Short Sleeve

This dress is plus size design, comparing the size chart of Amazon with the US you can find that. If you don’t want it loose or big, select one or two sizes down.

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Review: Melissa

Great affordable maxi dress. The coffee color is exactly as pictured and the material is cool and flows well. I haven’t washed it yet, but the stitching, pockets, and sleeves are well constructed. I would purchase again in another color.

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3. Summer Halter Deep V Neck

Summer Halter Deep V Neck

The Size of the Waist Can Be Adjusted by the Drawstring. Suitable For Beach, Vacation, Casual, Party, Cocktail, Daily Wear.

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Review: Of Brian Photography

This is a very sexy and playful dress. Made of lightweight and flowing material, it is a must-have for your summer wardrobe. I love the multiple adjustment strings, it is Perfect for women with “Mom Boobs” that may not be so perky. My fiancé loves how comfortable and cool this dress is. It is long enough to not wear anything underneath, but short enough to still be cool, playful, and flirty. With the right accessories and heels or sandals, you will definitely turn heads everywhere that you go.

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4. Flowy Party Maxi Dress


100% Rayon, the material is skin friendly, it is lightweight and soft but not sheer. A-Line Buttons Up Flowy Split V-Neck, Short Sleeve, Floral Print, Maxi, Boho.

Suitable for spring, summer, autumn, casual, wedding, guest, holiday, banquet, homecoming, Hawaiian, ball, vocation, honeymoon, party, also great for pregnant women.

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Review: Delana

Five stars for the blue and white stripped one. It is absolutely adorable, I feel youthful and flirty when I wear. However, I do wish I had asked about it being see-through. I have to buy a slip before I can wear it. The second dress I got was in a lily pattern and it was much larger, longer, although I bought both in the same size.

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5. Button Down Swing Midi Dress


Button Adjustable Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress With Pockets. Material: 85% Polyester+15% Cotton. 100% brand new and high quality!

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Review: Delana

Five stars for the blue and white stripped one. It is absolutely adorable, I feel youthful and flirty when I wear. However, I do wish I had asked about it being see-through. I have to buy a slip before I can wear it. The second dress I got was in a lily pattern and it was much larger, longer, although I bought both in the same size.

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6. Casual Swing T-Shirt Dresses


So cute and comfortable. It is so soft and so beautiful in so many ways. It could be worn casually or with a simple accessory added, it could be dressed up and have you looking dressed to the nines.It’s versatile in style and would look great on any body shape.

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Review: Mckinney Norine

The dress has been a staple in my closet as it is incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. It’s also versatile and can be worn in so many different ways whether it’s hanging out lounging around, running around doing errands or going to lunch but also by adding a few accessories you can also wear this on an evening out to dinner. The pockets also are a good addition with this dress. I’ve gotten so many compliments wearing it to work at my office. Definitely one of my favorite pieces and a happy buyer experience for me. If you are considering, go for it. The price is perfect the dress is lovely and flattering on and it’s made well.

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7. Sleeve Loose Short Mini Dress


Allover floral print, flare sleeve, V-neck dress, Drawstring closure. Unique tailoring to make each one distinctive features. The printing of the actual item may vary slightly differ from the images. Each one you get is unique.

Suitable for summer beach, party, vacation, wedding party, birthday, cocktail, cruise, evening party and daily wear.

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Review: tami

It’s seriously my new fav. So comfy, soft, and was just thin enough to comfortably wear to an outdoor summer wedding, without being see-through. Color is exactly as pictured, bright/rich and seriously gorgeous.

Depending on the fit you want I would suggest sizing down one or two sizes. For reference, I am 5’1” and 200 lbs, I usually wear XL/XXL in dresses, and I usually like a looser/flowy fit so I almost always size up to XXL.

Based on other reviews I sized down and got this comfy flowy loose fit. There is a tiny amt of stretch also, which is cool. Also this didn’t wrinkle during the ceremony or dinner. I got sooo many compliments on this, and plan to dress it down with flats or sandals for the office/casual days.

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8. V-Neck Polka Dot Print Spaghetti Strap Boho Long Maxi Dresses


Lilbetter Women V-Neck Polka Dot Print Spaghetti Strap Boho Long Maxi Dresses. This versatile beach maxi dresses is just perfect for hot summer weather when you just can’t bear the thought of putting on pants.

The straps are adjustable so you can make it any length you need, you could shorten them all the way and make a nice midi-length beach dress, or let the straps out all the way and make an almost-floor-length dress for walking around the beach.

It can also be easily dressed up with a shawl or scarf and nice shoes, and looked great with sandals or beachy flip-flips as well. The beach dresses will be stylish comfortable and keep you cool on those hot summer days with flats and a sun hat.

Soft and Comfortable, V-Neck, Side-seam Pockets, Adjustable straps, Casual Dresses,Long Dresses,Maxi Dresses.

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Review: Vivian Cash

I bought this dress in a large and it fits perfectly. Normally i am a size 14/16 because i am top heavy. Its a very flattering dress. The only thing is, its a tad bit sheer. So you may need a slip or long camisole if ur worried about that. For people looking for a long dress, it is very long. I am 5’7 and it comes right above my ankles. It dies have a v in the back also so it does show a bit of back, but the v is NOT very low. So you will be fine if you’re worried about that. Very pretty dress. Don’t think twice, buy it.

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9. Bohemian Tunic Or Dress

Umgee Women's Bohemian Tunic or Dress

This vintage looking bohemian dress with floral patterns and loose bell-shaped. sleeves are perfectly designed for your summer vacation and out on the sun.

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Review: Magster

This is a pretty dress. The fabric is rayon so light but drapes nicely. The bodice gives the illusion of heavier fabric. I am 5′ 1″ and 120 pounds. Bra size is 34DD. It fits more like a dress hitting just above the knees on me but pairs well with leggings or tights. Not too much wiggle room in the chest so if you wear Waacol or bras that enhance the bustline it might be a bit snug.

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10. Off Shoulder Strapless Summer Beach Floral Slit Maxi Dress

Vansha Women’s Boho Off Shoulder Strapless Summer Beach Floral Slit Maxi Dress

Vintage floral print Strapless maxi long dress, elasticized off the shoulder high waist and high side slit. Slip inside.
Occasions: Beach, wedding, evening party, cocktail, club, holiday, tea party, casual daily wearing.

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Review: Alex Duarte NYC

Cute for a down simple day, u can accessorize and bring the look up, a nice belt did the job with some bling on my neck, wrists and ears.It was a nice Disney simple dress to walk and not have wardrobe malfunctions. I am 120 lbs and 5’3, so I wore with flats, but note tht it is not as long as it looks, unless u pull the dress a lil more down, but depends on how much u want to show. But it flows with the wind very nice.

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11. Casual Flowy Cute Swing Tunic Dress

TINYHI Women's Swing Loose T-Shirt Fit Comfy Casual Flowy Cute Swing Tunic Dress

TINYHI Women’s Swing Loose T-shirt Fit Comfy Casual Flowy Cute Swing Tunic Dress. Good for Spring, Summer and Autumn, Party, club or even night out.  Unique style, make you beautiful, fashionable, sexy and elegant.

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Review:  GMLSimmons

I am 5’5″ 150 and usually wear an 8/M, I ordered the medium and it fits as I would expect. It’s super basic both in style and cut but that’s kind of what I like about it- easy to throw on during summer, dress up with a necklace and look like I actually put some effort in. I ordered three colors and this wine color just missed the mark for me so I returned it.

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12. Summer Boho Floral Spaghetti Strap Button Down

Angashion Women's Dresses - Summer Boho Floral Spaghetti Strap Button Down Belt Swing A line Midi Dress with Pockets

Casual, Sexy, Spaghetti Strap, Ruffle Neckline, Ruched Elastic Top, Belt, Two Pockets, Midi Length.

Occasion: Spring, Summer, Fall, Daily Casual, Date, Party, Beach, Vacation, Wedding, At Home

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Review: Jenny

This gorgeous summer dress makes me feel like a little girl again! It is so comfortable to wear and move around, the strap is adjustable and the length is right where i want it! The material is not too thin nor too thick and the pockets are deep enough for my phone to fit!

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13.  Elegant Spaghetti Straps Deep V Neck Sleeveless Bodycon Party Dress

Elegant Spaghetti Straps Deep V Neck Sleeveless Bodycon Party Dress

Zalalus Women’s Sexy Deep V Neck Spaghetti Strap Backless Bodycon Cocktail Party Dress. Good for cocktail, wedding, party, formal, birdesmaid, evening, club, day and night, dinner, travel.

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Review: Kaily

This dress is super comfortable. I am 5’8” and 190lbs. I ordered an XL in wine. I knew it would be pretty short so I paired it with a flowy long cardigan. I got so many compliments. Would recommend. Great dress.

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14. Half Placket Above Knee Printed Belted Sleeveless Dress

Allegra K Women's Half Placket Above Knee Printed Belted Sleeveless Dress

This Rayon Fabric dress will shrink slightly after washing. Try it after washing works better.

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Review: Kindle Customer

Love this dress. Super light weight and perfect for warm weather. Can be dressed up or down. I’m 5’8″ 150lbs 36D and the large fit great with maybe a little room to spare. The belt really ties it together- I also plan to pair it with other belts for different looks. Very happy with this purchase.

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15. Summer Wrap V Neck Bohemian Floral Print

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Review: Kimberly Jenkins

I have never been more excited to write a review. I am 5 foot three, I weigh 155 pounds, and my breast size is a triple D sometimes an E. Being short and curvy it’s really hard to find something that fits in all the right areas. I end up buying things and either loving them or having to send them back. Usually, it’s sending them back. This dress fit like a glove and made me look absolutely beautiful. Even my 16yr old son said so and you know how hard it is to get compliments out of the 16-year-old boy. So, I ordered two more. I can not thank this company enough for holding true to their promise of quality. Thank you!

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16. Summer V Neck Polka Dot Short Sleeve Vintage Wrap Dress

ECOWISH Women's Summer V Neck Polka Dot Short Sleeve Vintage Wrap Dress with Belt

Great for Outdoor, Beach, Dating, Evening, Wedding, Vacation, Casual Wear, Shopping and Daily wear. Stylish Fashion design makes you more attractive.

Short Sleeve/Spaghetti Strap, Polka Dot Printed, Deep V Neck, Casual Summer Dress with a Belt. Perfect for the hot summer!

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Review: Aleksandra Shelepov

Im 5’5.5, so almost 5’6 and a medium size was about 6 inch below my knees. Im also 150lbs and a size 34C and the chest area was perfect but would fit a bigger or smaller chest either way. The waist was a tad bit baggy but not that it was noticeable so I think 160lbs could deff fit this dress easily as well. Didnt use the belt it came with but rather used a seperate 4 inch wide beltand it looked very elegant. Super easy to steam with steamer and rather quickly. Material is smooth and if worn with tights or something underneath , the dress sticks to it. It has a double layer of material with the bottom material about mid-thigh. But very happy and would order other colors soon. Got many compliments on this dress as well.

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17. Casual V-Neck Floral Print Geometric Pattern Belted Dress

ECOWISH Womens Dresses Summer Casual V-Neck Floral Print Geometric Pattern Belted Dress

Simple design with knee length cut of the dress makes it suitable for daily wear and formal occasions. Wear it with your favorite high heels, show personality and fashion temperament, eye-catching look.

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Review: Erinn Earth

Truly this dress is GREAT. Material is awesome, Fit is amazing. I’m 5’6 145lbs so I took my chance and ordered a large after reading many reviews. It fits great. It you are any lighter than 145 or shorter, I would get medium or small. The large gives me just a little room which is ok because I’m wearing this dress to work and I don’t really want it to be skin tight.

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18. Boho Polka Dot Sleeveless V Neck

MITILLY Women's Summer Boho Polka Dot Sleeveless V Neck Swing Midi Dress with Pockets

This sexy v neck swing dress is a closet staple this season! Made of high-quality comfy fabric, flutter sleeves, button-down front and an adjustable tie waist.

The styling options with this dress are endless! You will want one in every colour! Great with strappy sandals and sunglasses combined and finished is a feminine trend look.

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Review: J. Martin

I bought this in the navy blue, extra large (5’8, 180, curvy shape) and it fits really nicely. The buttons do gap across the chest if you have a larger bust, but I’m going to sew in some snaps or something to help take care of that. Until I sew them in, I’ve just worn a black camisole underneath and it’s fine. This dress has a really classic look, which I love. The flutter sleeves add some pizzazz and the tie waist is really flattering. The skirt hangs nicely and skims my hips/waist really well. Let’s be real, the pockets are semi-useless on this dress for anything more than a credit card/phone, but that’s alright. I like the material–it’s a little on the stiff side, but that just means the ruffles don’t flop around too much and it doesn’t cling on my butt, thank god.

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19. Casual Short Sleeve Slit Solid Party Summer Long Maxi Dress

Yidarton Women's Casual Short Sleeve Slit Solid Party Summer Long Maxi Dress

Yidarton Sexy Casual Crew Neck Solid Color Cotton Summer Beach Long Maxi Dresses for Ladies. Unique style,make you beautiful,feminine and elegant

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Review: Megan Hillman

I’m 4’9″ and this is the Perfect maxi dress on me. I’ve never been able to get in on the trend until now. The dress itself is very comfortable and chic. (read: you look put together while feeling like you have a sweatshirt on).

The slit is a little bit on the high side for an everyday dress i think (especially when sitting, you must be careful), but you should still order it.

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20. Button Up Split Floral Print Flowy Party Dress

Milumia Women's Boho Button Up Split Floral Print Flowy Party Dress

V-Neck, Half Sleeve/ Short Sleeve, Floral Print. A-Line Buttons Up Flowy Split, beachwear. Cold wash only, the material will shrink a little bit by the first time you wash it, recommend to choose one size up. Regular Fit Machine Washable Do Not Bleach.

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Review: Victoria Smith

First thing when I opened the package I noticed the fabric is quite sheer, but while wearing it you can’t tell. One of the 2 tassles snapped off the dress from my 3-month-old pulling it… not a big deal to me though I did think the tassles were cute. All of the buttons have to be individually buttoned! Gosh this dress is super comfy and so cute. Very short. I have broad shoulders and this still fits so well.

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21. Floral Printed Wrap V Neck Short Sleeve Split Beach Party Maxi Dress

ZESICA Women's Bohemian Floral Printed Wrap V Neck Short Sleeve Split Beach Party Maxi Dress

The Floral Long Maxi Dress Perfect for a slouchy barefoot beach walk or pair with our slides and a brimmed hat to add a touch of mystery to your sun-drenched afternoon picnic.

This maxi features a wrap design, v-neckline, frill hemline and short butterfly sleeves making it an easy-to-wear statement piece.

Relaxed, feminine and oh-so-comfortable the “sunset Dress” will be one to hold on to.

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Review: Bradley D. Alpers

I rarely review items but I rely heavily on other reviews so I wanted to return the favor. I had low expectations for this dress and was surprised how much I liked it! It’s extremely comfortable, moves beautifully and the fabric is prettier in person than I thought it would be. My only negatives are an interesting fold under the bust (I wasn’t sure why they didn’t pleat it on the reverse side) and the length. I am 5’7″, 155 lbs, and the medium is about 3-5 in shorter than I would like. It works fine with flip flops but would probably not look great with heels. All in all it’s a beautiful, easy, breezy summer maxi!

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