20 Summer Dresses Under $20 From Rue21
There are those summer days when two — maybe three — cold showers are just not enough. Not to mention, pool dips and beach trips call for even more outfit changes into breezy dresses. We may not have enough wardrobe supply (or money) to meet the demand.
Luckily, our friends at Rue21 have all the cute frocks to last us through the season. And, thankfully for our wallets, the American retailer's apparel and accessories are now 50% off until June 22. That's right, you can stock up on all the flow-y, floral frocks and brightly colored body-cons for less than $20. Don't believe us? Check out 20 summer dresses that do just that.
Tie-dye is one of the season's biggest trends, but how do you do it right? Captured in a breezy dress, with a flirty hemline, this is not your tie-dye of summer camp's past.
SHOP: Navy Tie Dye V Neck Handkerchief Hem Dress, Was $21.99, Now $10.99, available at Rue21
Move over, little black dress. Hello, little lavender stunner. The best dresses are versatile, and this would look super cute over a tee, button-up, or nothing at all.
SHOP: Lavender Ribbed Knit Layered Tie Strap Dress, Was $19.99, Now $17.99, available at Rue21
Mellow, this is not. Yellow plus florals? Well, that's just the definition of summer.
SHOP: Yellow Floral Print Super Soft Ruffle Trim Maxi Dress, Was $19.99, Now $9.99, available at Rue21
Sometimes, you just want to lounge inside with the A/C on full throttle. Whether you're living on the couch or traversing the desert that is your neighborhood street, you'll be comfortable in this babydoll.
SHOP: Heather Gray Super Soft Babydoll Dress, Was $16.99, Now $15.29, available at Rue21
Special or no occasion, this dress just works. Add a denim jacket, and you're ready for date night. Throw on ankle-wrap espadrilles, and you're off to a beachside wedding.
SHOP: Black Border Print V Neck Flowy Dress, Was $21.99, Now 10.99, available at Rue21
While a good dress could possibly be the easiest thing to wear in a wardrobe. A dress with a good pocket makes it the most useful, too.
SHOP: Black Contrast Stitch Pocket Dress, Was $21.99, Now $19.79, available at Rue21
In scorching heat, how good must a breeze feel when it reaches a keyhole on a retro-style dress? Amazing.
SHOP: Blue Striped Keyhole Tie Front Bodycon Dress, Was $16.99, Now $15.29, available at Rue21
Dress it up or down, a classic dress in a neutral color is a year-round staple.
SHOP: Tan Sleeveless Button Down Midi Dress, Was $14.99, Now $7.49, available at Rue21
Go bold or go home...where there's air conditioning.
SHOP: Coral Floral Print Super Soft Bodycon Dress, Was $14.99, Now $13.49, available at Rue21
Not only is this dress' vertical stripes flattering, but the off-the-shoulder neckline is ready for some fun in the sun.
SHOP: White Striped Off The Shoulder Ruffle Dress, Was $19.99, Now $13.99, available at Rue21
While burnt orange is often seen worn in the fall, the buckle strap on this dress makes it too cute to wait to wear.
SHOP: Burnt Orange Super Soft Buckle Strap Dress, Was $16.99, Now $15.29, available at Rue21
This dress says tropical vacation all over it...or, at least, you're just as fun as one.
SHOP: White Tropical Print Ruffle Wrap Dress, Was $19.99, Now $17.99, available at Rue21
Sleeves in the summer? You may be doubting our style expertise, but — trust — it can get chilly at night. Plus, with the longer sleeve length and the shorter hem length, the proportions are right on par.
SHOP: Burnt Orange Scoop Neck Bodycon Dress, Was $16.99, Now $15.29, available at Rue21
Just because it's black doesn't mean it's not fun. This hooded piece brings just the right amount of edge and ease.
SHOP: Black Scoop Hem Hooded Dress, Was $16.99, Now $15.29, available at Rue21
Everyone needs at least one bold red dress in their summer wardrobe arsenal. And this one is probably for you.
SHOP: Red Floral Print Off The Shoulder Dress, Was $19.99, Now $17.99, available at Rue21
The mesh sleeves lends the perfect amount of edge to the otherwise sweet dress.
SHOP: Black Daisy Print Mesh Dress, Was $18.99, Now $13.29, available at Rue21
Could you sleep in this, wake up, and then tackle all your errands in it? Probably. Are you going to? We won't judge.
SHOP: Black Floral Print Super Soft Babydoll Dress, Was $16.99, Now $15.29, available at Rue21
Now, at first glance you may think "extra," but pair it over a sophisticated high-neckline black dress, and you have a layered look with lots of dimension.
SHOP: Neon Green Mesh Oversized Tank Top, Was $14.99, Now $10.49, available at Rue21
A plaid print dress is equal parts playful and sophisticated. Wear it alone or with a tee under in the summer and a turtleneck in the fall.
SHOP: Lavender Plaid Print Cami Dress, Was $19.99, Now $13.99, available at Rue21
This dress is business-casual in the front and party in the back.
SHOP: Black Lace Back Skater Dress, Was $19.99, Now $17.99, available at Rue21