Resort Dresses Under $250

These 18 Vacation-Ready Dresses Are Guaranteed To Boost Your Mood

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Whether it's already warm where you are or you're dreaming of jetting off somewhere that is, one thing is for certain: Your closet must be in desperate need of a vacation dress or two by now. After spending months piling on layer after layer (as cute as they may be), it's incredibly refreshing to see that one-and-done dress weather truly is just right around the corner.

To celebrate, we've rounded up a list of 18 resort-ready dresses the internet is already going crazy for, all of which are bold, bright, and guaranteed to brighten your day. And just to sweeten the deal even more, each one just so happens to ring up under $250. From billowy midis to puff-sleeve minis, scroll on to shop the trending resort dresses that deserve a spot in your spring shopping cart.

February 21, 2023

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Playa Lucila One Shoulder Mini Dress


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A smocked elastic waist means this one is comfortable and insanely flattering.

Mille Adele Dress


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One word: sleeves.

Free People Golden Hour Maxi Dress


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This billowy dress was made for a dreamy vacay.

O.P.T. Tuscany Dress


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Yep, this one has pockets.

Velvet Kiki Dress


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An option with longer sleeves in case there's still a bit of chill in the air.

Farm Rio Chevron Toucans Midi Dress


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Leave it to Farm Rio to make toucans and chevron look chic.

Ro's Garden Duna Dress


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This is the kind of dress that feels like a nightgown but looks incredible.

Farm Rio Flowers Garden Mini Dress


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The dramatic puff sleeve, the figure-flattering smocking, the bold print—this dress has a lot going for it.

Sundress Edo Dress


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Updated eyelet will be huge this spring.

Peixoto Ora Dress


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It's a cover-up! It's a dress! Nothing like a do-it-all piece.

Playa Lucila Smocked Short Sleeve Dress


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This 100% cotton dress was made for watching sunsets.

Bell Amelia Mini Dress


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Here's one you can take from day to night with the switch of a shoe.

Playa Lucila Ruffle Mini Dress


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This one will easily take you from the beach to the street.

Maaji Pansie Hattie Dress


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Spring party dress, found.

Sundress Juliana Dress


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If this isn't the chicest pool-day dress ever, then we don't know what is.

Peixoto Farrah Dress


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Calling all brides to be.

Farm Rio Wild Leopards Black Midi Dress


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Farm Rio does it again with another show-stopping print.

Sundress Jade Dress


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You may not be able to tell from the photo, but this dress has shimmery sequins and a sexy slit.

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