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When it gets unbearably hot, clothing optional starts to sound really appealing. While we generally can't run around naked, we can turn to the breezy, comfortable style of summer sundresses. Keep cool and look sexy in these essential summer dresses you can steal for under $40.
A busy floral print and plenty of ruffles make this sexy asymmetrical dress flattering and forgiving. Wear it with a strapless bra for a breezy summer look.
Not keen on short dresses? This knee-length dress has you covered just the way you want to be. We love the spaghetti straps. Dress it up with a belt.
Airy woven dress
You can dress this lightweight sleeveless dress up or down. Throw it over your bikini or add a sparkly belt for the evening.
Thanks to a dainty tie-belt and simple flared skirt, this lace dress flatters while it keeps you cool. Available in four colors, it's a go-to summer staple, and you can't beat the price.
Delicate stripes and thin cotton give this sweet wrap dress a very feminine look. Pair it with a cardigan and strappy sandals for work.
Thanks to the size of the straps, this cross-front dress can be worn with a good bra, making it a perfect fit for bustier women. It's available in tall and petite as well.
Knit tank dress
When you're hitting the beach, stylish gauze is the way to go. This embroidered dress makes a great cover-up and it hugs curves perfectly.
Tank dresses can be unflattering, but this knit tank dress has a cinched waist that gives it sexy lines whether you're wearing it with a belt or not.
Perfect for a summer date night, this high-low dress features an asymmetrical hemline and a bold, sexy print.
Trendy colors make this sweet colorblock dress a playful option. Wear it with a strapless bra and wedges.
Whether you're wearing this at a resort or to the park in the afternoon, this sleeveless sundress has effortless style.
There's something undeniably sexy about an oxford shirt dress. Not quite a sundress, it's still a breezy alternative when the weather heats up. This one has a cute, feminine gingham print.
Mixed fabric dress
Two different fabrics offer pretty contrast on this form-fitting tank dress in a sunny coral shade.
This flowing dress has a handkerchief-hem and a bold print that turns heads. Pair it with your favorite dangling earrings.