35 Skirts And Dresses To Help You Celebrate No-Pants Season

Pants are so last season.

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A halter mini that’s sure to have your friends ~green~ with envy when you’re rockin’ this the next time your brunch bunch gets together.

Beginning Boutique

This tie-up halter-neck has a low, open back and a step-in design. It’s unlined and has a soft knit material (that’s stretchy!) in a light/mid-weight fabric that’s perfect for hot weather.

Get it from Beginning Boutique for $59.99 (available in sizes XS–L).


A puff-sleeve pastel maxi dress for frolicking around fields like you’re starring in your own Jane Austen movie. Elizabeth Bennet, I swear I’m the right one for you…Mr. Darcy could never love you like I do.

Promising review: “Ethereally beautiful!! This dress is absolutely LOVELY. It’s so lightweight, breezy, and comfortable. It fits perfectly, and the bodice has plenty of stretch so if you’re in between sizes, you could go either way. I actually sized down because I wanted to wear it on the shoulders and didn’t want the sleeves slipping off, but I didn’t have an issue with that at all. It’s wrinkly when it arrives, but a quick steam makes it look so much nicer and more expensive than it is. I got the sage green color and it’s not see-through, it’s beautiful. (I actually returned it in favor of a color I thought I’d wear more, but if green is your fave then you’ll love it). Get this dress!” —Laura

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 12 colors).


A denim midi skirt with actual, real, useful POCKETS, because wearing a skirt shouldn’t mean you have to carry around a bag all day. ChapStick? Check. Cell phone? Check. Keys? YES. This skirt can hold them all!

Urban Outfitters

This skirt is from Urban’s in-house label, We The Free. It has FIVE pockets and it’s machine washable!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $148 (available in sizes 24–30).


A breezy ruffled tunic dress that’ll move with you, making this a perfect choice for parents who would like to look cute while running around with their rambunctious youngins at the park.,

Promising review: “Obsessed with this dress! Purchased to wear for a wedding and got many compliments. Material is great and the fit was perfect. Color is a tad darker in person but I expected it to be and it was exactly what I wanted!” —Sabrina Smith

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors).


A throw-on and go number as statement-making as it is simple. This is breathable and layer-able, which means it’s gonna be your favorite piece all year long.


Founders Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh began Osei-Duro in 2011 in Vancouver. This slow-fashion brand is a blissful place to shop for consumers who value transparency within a company. The site’s “about us” info doesn’t just cover the founders’ backgrounds and inspiration, but gives a breakdown of yearly financials and employment diversity.

Get it from Osei–Duro for $220 (available in sizes XS–3X).


A silky slip skirt — a basic you’ll basically want on your bod every dang day.


Promising review: “This is really nice-feeling fabric. I like the bright blue pop of color. I wore this to date night this week and got a few complements. Nice! All while being super comfy.” —J. Doxtader

Get it from Amazon for $44.90 (available in sizes XXS–3X and 15 colors).


A leopard print nightgown and robe for folks who know how to transition from pajama fashion by turning their PJs into a ‘fit worthy of a cat walk.

Loud Bodies

This woman-owned slow fashion brand was started by designer Patricia Luiza Blaj who wanted to create a truly inclusive line that proves “style has no size.” Loud Bodies is based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where Blaj works alongside two seamstresses (that’s the entire team!) to make ethically conscious and one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing.

Get the nightgown for $200 (available in sizes XXS–10XL, two colors, and with or without pockets) and the robe for $135 (available in sizes XXS–10XL).


A flared skirt sure to look just as good with a t-shirt and sneakers as it will with a billowing blouse. If you want to start a capsule closet while you spring clean this year, this skirt is a perfect place to begin!,

Promising review: “I saw this skirt on a few different bloggers. I love the fit — it’s the perfect length. I can wear it now in the summer with a tank, and then throw a denim jacket over it in early fall. This is a really cute skirt and a great buy!” —M. Kunkle

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and 28 colors).


A bold tulle skirt for frilly folks who want a skirt with some flirt!


This shop, which specializes in tulle and bridal pieces, is Black woman-owned and based in Baltimore, Maryland!

Get it from Thelotusbloomco on Etsy for $163+ (available in sizes 0-16 and in 10 colors).,

Promising review: “This dress is amazing! TTS and fully lined! Amazing price too! I’ve seen these dresses in boutiques for $70! Definitely want to get the other colors!” —Mimi Tsatsoulas

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in nine colors).


An almond or olive overlay skirt that’ll hug your curves the way they deserve!

KIN by Kristine

KIN By Kristine is a fashion label developed by plus-size blogger Kristine Thompson. Based in Los Angeles, this Black woman-owned biz has inspirational women and family at the forefront of their brand messaging: With the “K” representing Kristine, the “I” which stands for her mother, Iris, and the “N” for her sister, Nicole.

Get the almond and olive for on sale for $33.50 (originally $68.95; available in sizes 14–26), both from KIN by Kristine.


A pencil dress that’s gonna help you get back into your powerhouse zone when you head into the office (which means working in something other than your sweatpants). Throw this professional dress on and put the “power” back in “PowerPoint presentation.”,

Promising review: “This is an amazing dress! I was not sure what to expect and I am so excited that it is so beautiful. The fit is perfect. It is a fitted dress so if you don’t want something fitted, this isn’t for you. However, if you are looking for something retro inspired, chic, and elegant, this is it! It’s sexy in a subtle way. I am in LOVE!” —Mich

Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors).


A darling jumper you can wear when stopping by the community garden, picnicking at the park, and living your loveliest outdoor life.

Free People

Promising review: “I purchased the khaki (tropical nut) color in size small. I sized up (having a longer torso and wearing lower on my hip) and I am so glad I did. This skirt looks great paired with my Sorel boots. I’m looking forward to date night and getting out of my sweats. :) Another gorgeous purchase from Free People. :)” —Brandy007

Get it from Free People for $108 (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors).


A velvet midi dress for special occasions when you plan on showing off your softer side…and looking stunning while you’re at it.,

Promising review: “I love this dress. I got it for my friends fancy dinner in Vegas. I got so many compliments on the dress. The color is gorgeous and the velvet is super soft. It is also much lighter on than I thought it would be. It came on time and neatly packaged.” —Eb

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 14–22 and eight colors).


A knockout bodycon with stylishly wide straps that’ll look fab on their own or dreadfully darling paired with an extra layer or two.

Promising review: “Wow. It’s been a minute since I’ve reviewed something but I felt like I had to share how well this dress fit. It’s just the right amount of sexy without being too revealing. Its snug fit hugged my curves and hid my bumps and lumps. A total 10!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $30.91+ (available in sizes XXS–3X and five colors).


A maxi shirt dress you can wear buttoned up on its own or free flowing with another piece underneath. Warm weather layers are the light of my life. And this piece is already being shipped to my apartment (honestly).


Promising review: “Lovely! It was a bit big in the mid section, but I bought it oversized on purpose. It looks great with my chunky and thin belts! It’s perfect for all seasons. I intend on wearing it this summer and then adding leggings for fall.” —AMA

Get it from Amazon for $28.88 (available in sizes X–XXL and seven colors).


A bell-sleeve dress so lightweight, you’ll find yourself wearing it no matter the weather. Pair it with sandals in the spring or booties in the fall for the perfect year-long look.,

Promising review: “I really love this dress. It’s actually beautiful. Flowy, light and soft. The embroidery detail is beautiful. I bought for family photos after having a baby and it’s roomy enough but also a very good length.” —Kathleen Thompson

Get it from Amazon for $20.89+ (available in sizes S–2X and in seven colors).


A cutout back maxi sure to (ironically enough) always have your back when you need to get dressed before a date night fast.

Promising review: “This dress is literally PERFECT! It’s high-class yet casual. The material is thin which is nice because it fits really well and since it’s a maxi dress, it doesn’t get too hot. The straps are not adjustable but the tie in the back allows you to make the dress as tight or as loose as you need it at the top, in order for it to fit your body perfectly…not to mention the tie makes it so cute! I also love the open back. I don’t wear a bra when I wear this dress because you’d see it though the open back, but the tie allows me to adjust it right enough that I feel supported. The slit on the side is my favorite part.” —Aimee

Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).


A pleated midi dress that’s gonna transform itself into whatever kind of outfit you need depending on the accessories you pair with it. Whether you pick sneakers, sweaters, or pearls…this dress is gonna be the definition of perfection.,

Promising review: “This dress is a winner for me as it fits just right. It is simple yet beautiful and can be dressed up or down. The color I picked is a true wine/burgundy and flows just the way I want it to.” —Ola

Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in five colors).,

Promising review: “I’ve never purchased clothing off Amazon but I took a leap of faith and bought this dress after reading some reviews. I’m not disappointed! I LOVE this dress. I feel so pretty in it and it’s the perfect dress to dress up in with some heels or dress down with my white converse and a jean jacket. I got the dress for an anniversary dinner so the cleavage being shown wasn’t such a big deal. I can understand how it could be though; nothing a well placed safety pin can’t fix. I’d recommend looking at the sizing chart if you’re skeptical, but would overall recommend getting this dress!” —Desirea

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).


A flowing midi — an investment staple you can wear with just about everything. P.S. Reviewers really do rave about the high-quality fabric!

Eileen Fisher

Promising review: “I am totally in love with the Cupro fabric. It is silky, has a great drape, so soft to the touch, and easy to care for. I wash mine in a mesh bag, with cold water, on the gentle cycle and then dry it in the dryer with low heat. I take them out immediately and hang them up. No wrinkles. I purchased my regular size — it is just slightly big and very comfortable. I have both the Cassis and the Black. They are great for this season with a sweater or with the Cupro jacket and will be perfect in warmer weather with the Cupro tank.” —MJoJo

Get it in sale from Eileen Fisher for $169 (originally $198; available in sizes XXS–3X).


A ruffled dress so dang adorable you’re gonna have to watch out for little kids asking for your autograph when they confuse you for a real-life Disney princess.,

Promising review: “This fit like it was tailored just for me. Beautiful and also comfortable. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments. Cute with flats, sandals, and ankle boots, and easy to dress up or make casual.” —jeanine coleman

Get it from Amazon for $38.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).


A floral mini that’s actually made for our plus-size booties! With this piece, there’s no need to wear shorts underneath — you can confidently show off your legs without your rear peeking out unannounced.

Forever 21

This skirt has a smocked waistband and a woven knit material — it’s best to hand-wash this beauty!

Get it from Forever 21 for $13.79 (available in sizes 0X–3X).


A gorgeous flowing maxi dress sure to keep your skin safe from the summer sun when worrying about a sunburn keeps you from going outside from June–August. I feel this in my BONES.,

Promising review: “I loved the colors. This dress is quite comfy, very easy to pack for international travel (doesn’t take up much space), playful, and fun, but easy to wear with tights for a warmer outfit. This was the perfect combination of fun and adventurous and was a great ‘outing’ dress to travel with.” —Addyson Burke

Get it from Amazon for $29.89+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in nine prints).


A faux-wrap skirt that’ll give you the Q-T look of a wrap skirt without you needing to hold down your dress every time the wind comes your way.

Forever 21

This is made with a mock wrap design (there’s actually a hidden zipper) so no worries about showing off your beloved granny panties on a windy day!

Get it from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes 0X–3X).


An open back stunner — with it’s ruffled hem and smocked bodice, this piece just might be the dress of your vacationing dreams.,

Promising review: “I have been wanting this same dress from Free People but it was $118. I was leery about this considering it was much cheaper in cost but it is PERFECT! Keep in mind you can’t wear a bra with it and if you are larger busted (I’m small, an A cup) then it may fit totally different. It’s thin and lightweight but with skin-colored undies, I had no problem with lines or visibility. I’m considering buying it in another color. 😍” —Bullitt02797

Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 24 colors).


A maxi dress, because now that we can officially embrace tie dye again, a dress like this is truly gonna make you feel like you’ve tie dyed and gone to heaven.,

Promising review: “I purchased this last-minute for a weekend road trip. Loved the fit, lots of compliments!” —TKGRIERRRR

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 20 colors/prints).


A puff sleeve midi so striking you’ll likely mooove all your other clothes out of your closet to give this perfect piece all the space it deserves!

Lisa Says Gah

Lisa Says Gah is a woman-owned business gaining fame over Instagram for their retro-inspired prints and fashion forward silhouettes. They work with female designers and produce sustainable and ethically-sourced clothing.

Get it from Lisa Says Gah for $179 (available in sizes XS–3XL).


A charming open-back dress designed with a V-neck, sheer lantern sleeves, and a fringed frame that’ll have you whirling and twirling every chance you get.,

Promising review: “This dress is super cute. Material is nice and not see-through.” —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 30 colors).


A slit-front midi dress for giving your wardrobe a leg up, if you’d like to show off a little leg.,

Promising review: “I absolutely love this dress! It fits perfectly and the color is just like the picture. It is constructed like a wrap dress so the two sides flow independently and open up all the way to the waist — it’s definitely risky. I used a tiny safety pin to tack the edge down to the fabric underneath it (about halfway between the waist and knee). It is worth the trouble to me because I love the dress.” —Alicia Dujets

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 38 colors).


A loose-fitting gingham swing dress that’s basically begging to be worn while you and your boo lay out on a picnic blanket during movie nights at the park. It’s hard to say who you end up loving more, your date…or this dress.,

Promising review:This dress is so well made! It fits just like my other babydoll cut dresses, it’s just sleeveless. I wore it today with some wedges and a belt clinching the waist. But you could go without a belt for a more free-flowing look. I am so impressed with the quality of the dress, the underslip that’s sewn in, and the price. Great spring/summer dress to add to any wardrobe!” —Amanda M.

Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in S–XXL and in 10 colors).


A floral print shirt dress with the *chef’s kiss* perfect blend of spunk and spice, for flower-fans who still prefer their warm weather wardrobe to be all black.


Promising review: “I absolutely love daisies and this dress did not disappoint. It fits true to size, has a see-through top layer, and then a slip underneath. So excited to have added this to my wardrobe!!” —EJW1230

Get it from Torrid for $75.50 (available in Torrid sizes 00–6).


A tie wrap dress made of a super-soft material great for wearing outside all day long. You won’t have to sweat it in this dress, you’ll be comfy all day no matter how hot it gets!


Promising review: “Fits well! Just make sure to tie your knots very tight.” —Adam Hutton

Get it from Amazon for $22.98 (available in sizes S–L and in five colors).,

Promising review: “I love this dress! It’s the perfect summer dress. I threw this on for a day full of errands and the lightweight material and open sleeves kept me cool in this hot LA weather!” —TiaAleseWong

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in seven colors).


And finally, a retro dress for anyone who dreams of the perfect dress after counting sheep to fall asleep.

Lisa Says Gah

Lisa Says Gah is a woman-owned business gaining fame over Instagram for their retro-inspired prints and fashion forward silhouettes. They work with female designers and produce sustainable and ethically-sourced clothing.

Get it from Lisa Says Gah for $159 (available in sizes XS–3XL).

Actual footage of me happily picking any of these at random:


Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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