10 of the best summer dresses on Amazon for under £20

12 May 2021

Amazon summer dresses

Update your wardrobe for the summer season with a bargain dress from Amazon.

Whether you're heading to Mallorca or Margate this year (restrictions permitting), a summer dress is a wise buy regardless of destination. Easy and comfy to wear as a cover up on the beach, with trainers and a denim jacket for daytime strolls or dressed up with a pair of sandals in the evening, a summer dress is a wardrobe workhorse. And luckily you don't need to spend a fortune on a seasonal update — we've tracked down plenty of stylish buys for less than £20 on Amazon, including dresses that Mumsnetters have been raving about on the forums. Get your wardrobe ready for summer with our roundup of bargain summer dresses.

Mumsnet Edit: Our pick of the best summer dresses for less than £20 on Amazon

1. Haomeili Women's Summer Casual Beach Cover Up with Pockets, £19.99

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1. Haomeili Women's Summer Casual Beach Cover Up with Pockets, £19.99

A maxi dress with pockets for £20 you say? Sold. This loose-fitting dress features a V-neck and spaghetti straps, flattering side splits and all-important pockets, making it a great all-rounder. It's available in a range of colours and prints too — we love the peony black design which would look great with gold accessories and a denim jacket. The downside? It's handwash only so it'll require a little effort to keep it fresh for the summer season.

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2. Kidsform Women's Maxi T-Shirt Dress, £17.99

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2. Kidsform Women's Maxi T-Shirt Dress, £17.99

Looking for a beach cover-up with a little more style cred than a baggy t-shirt? This maxi dress fits the bill. Easy to throw on over a cossie, it's lightweight, stretchy and comfy to wear. And thanks to its off-the-shoulder design and added side split, you could take it from the beach to the bar with a few choice accessories.

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3. Yesno Women's Casual Summer Beach Swing Dress, £19.99

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3. Yesno Women's Casual Summer Beach Swing Dress, £19.99

This boho maxi dress would look fabulous paired with a floppy beach hat and as there are 30+ colourful prints to choose from, you can be certain to find one to suit your style. Made from 100% cotton, it's breathable and it's perfect for hot summer days thanks to its roomy tiered design. The adjustable spaghetti straps ensure a good fit and the dress comes in an impressive range of sizes, from small to 4XL. This one could work well as a maternity dress for summer pregnancies or for anyone that likes a loose and comfy fit.

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4. Momo&Ayat Sleeveless Parachute Dress, £13.49

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4. Momo&Ayat Sleeveless Parachute Dress, £13.49

The midi off-the-shoulder version of this dress has been flying off the shelves since it was recommended on the Style & Beauty boards for being “very cheap, excellent for lazy days and extremely flattering” — a perfect combo if you ask us. And we think this sleeveless model is a great summer buy. Available in a choice of two bold prints, it's made from polyester and elastane so it offers plenty of stretch and keeps its shape and it can be bunged in the washing machine after a leisurely day at the beach.

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5. Tedd V-Neck Midi Dress, £15.99

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5. Tedd V-Neck Midi Dress, £15.99

This vintage-style frock looks far classier than its price tag might suggest. The flattering design features a V-neck, pockets and a below-the-knee hem and comes in a range of shades including navy, black and khaki. We love the pretty pink hue for summer though. It's a polyester and cotton mix for a comfy fit. One thing to note — the buttons are decorative rather than functional so it's worth checking the size guide to make sure you can slip it on and off. On the plus side, you won't experience any gaping.

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6. Derssity Button Down Floral Summer Dress, £17.99

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6. Derssity Button Down Floral Summer Dress, £17.99

Perfect for a summer garden party, this pretty tea dress would pair well with a Pimm's. It sits above the knee for an A-line silhouette and features ruching at the waist as well as front pockets. Some reviews note that it's worth sizing down to get the right fit.

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7. Momo&Ayat Strappy Cami Sleeveless Maxi Dress, £12.49

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7. Momo&Ayat Strappy Cami Sleeveless Maxi Dress, £12.49

For less than the price of a cocktail at a fancy beach club, you can add a bit of French Riviera glam to your summer wardrobe with this simple maxi dress. Featuring a classic navy stripe, it has a nautical look and a full-length maxi design and is made from polyester and elastane for added stretch. And it's available in a range of sizes from 8 to 22 to boot.

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8. Kidsform Women's Maxi Boho Sun Dress, £19.99

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8. Kidsform Women's Maxi Boho Sun Dress, £19.99

Not a floral fan? The tie-dye stripe design of this boho-style maxi dress is a great alternative and we love the army green shade. It ticks a lot of summer dress boxes (sleeveless, lightweight, loose-fitting, pockets!) and it's available from small to 3XL.

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9. Derssity Vintage-Style Midi Shirt Dress, £19.99

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9. Derssity Vintage-Style Midi Shirt Dress, £19.99

A great option if you're heading back to the office this summer (or for a dress-up Friday at home), this mid-length shirt dress is both comfy and stylish. It features buttons and an adjustable tie waist for a flattering fit and the cool animal print design ups the
style factor.

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10. Laz Linen Tunic-Style Dress, £14.99

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10. Laz Linen Tunic-Style Dress, £14.99

Made from a linen and cotton blend, this classic tunic-style dress would work equally well as a lightweight beach cover-up or for a day's sightseeing with sandals and a tote. Hugely versatile, this shape would suit a range of body types and is available in an impressive range of sizes between M and 5XL and a bunch of summery shades including light blue, peach and white.

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