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On-Sale Sundresses You Won’t Feel Bad About Buying Mid-August

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From Creatures of Comfort to Topshop.

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When it’s mid-August and there are three weekends left until Labor Day, it can feel like summer’s over, especially with the influx of new denim, heavy knits, and other fall pieces filling store windows (and home pages). But in much of the country, warm weather doesn't let up until at least October. You can absolutely still buy summer clothes — you should just be buying them on sale.

Right now especially, there are tons of discounted sundresses out there that are worth shouting out, whether you're looking for something casual to wear for everyday or have an end-of-summer wedding to go to and still haven’t found something to wear. You’ll find a healthy selection just about anywhere, from the usual fast-fashion brands like Mango and Topshop to those independent and high-end designers you are really only going to shop on sale anyways.

With the help of a little layering (think thin sweater, turtleneck, or even just a leather jacket), you can make any of these dresses fall wardrobe staples, too — which makes scoring them on sale even sweeter. Check out our favorite picks below, starting at $20.

Topshop Structured Frill Dress, $39 (was $130)
Caron Callahan Goldie Twist Front Dress, $276 (was $395)
Madewell Embroidered Midi Dress, $30 (was $158)
W118 by Walter Baker Floral Print Maxi Dress, $109 (was $248)
Creatures of Comfort Poppy Dress, $276.50 (was $395)
Stelen Linden Dress, $26 (was $84)
Boohoo Plus Floral Wrap Dress, $42 (was $52)
Gap Denim Sleeveless Dress, $56 (was $70)
Current/Elliott Ruffled Slip Dress, $98 (was $238)
Kain Satin Midi Dress, $87.50 (was $175)
Need Drop Waist Dress, $124 (was $165)
Mango Gingham Check Dress, $45 (was $90)