We Found The Prettiest Dresses At Forever 21--& They're All Under $40!

May 3, 2019 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Fashion

Attention, everybody: spring is here and summer is just around the corner. You might be able to get away with jeans for now now, but pretty soon it’s going to be all dresses, all the time. Aka, you’ll need a closet stocked with them.

Best Cheap Dresses

Forever 21 is the perfect place to load up on dresses for summer because most styles are under $40. These trendy styles–from button-up dresses to maxi and bodycon–will give you something to wear every day when the weather gets really hot. Forever 21 has sales regularly–right now you can take 50% off your order with code EXTRA50–so you can even get additional discounts off that. Some dresses are as little as $9.99. Yes, we told you it was good!

What Size To Order?

Contrary to popular believe, Forever 21 dresses do not run small–they can just be a little inconsistent with their sizing. Our expert advice is to shop in store when you can to try things on, or if you’re shopping online to return items immediately because they have a somewhat strict return policy. If you’re between sizes, order up a size since the hemlines are a bit shorter and the cuts a bit more narrow.



Forever 21 Striped Knee Length Dress ($24.90)


Editor's pick: This striped button-up dress is perfect for everyday. Wonder how many times we can wear it in a row this summer without anyone noticing?

forever 21 plunging spring dress

Forever 21 Plunging Striped Dress ($24.90)


This lightweight linen dress has a soft, allover striped pattern, feminine puffy shoulders, a plunging V neckline, and a figure-flattering contrasting waistband.

forever 21 floral maxi spring dress

Forever 21 Floral M-Slit Maxi Skort Romper ($35)


This maxi is essentially a dress/romper combo. It has an elegant allover floral print, a plunging V-neckline, and an open back with sexy criss-cross straps. We love it in black, but it also comes in pink and yellow!

forever 21 floral surplice spring dress

Forever 21 Floral Surplice Maxi Wrap Dress ($32.90)


An elegant, cream-colored chiffon dress with a beautiful, red, blue and green floral print. The ruffled sleeves and front-wrap bodice give this dress a flirty feel.


Forever 21 V Wire Mini Tube Dress ($25)


This tiny black mini features a V wire neckline--so trendy and cleavage-boosting.  

Forever 21 Tie Waist Dolman Dress ($32)


If you're looking for dresses with sleeves, this work-friendly black dolman one is perfection. 

Forever 21 Tube Bodycon Dress ($15)


Bodycon dresses are pretty for going out, and this electric blue one will get everyone's attention. 

Forever 21 Strappy Floral Print Maxi Dress ($27.90)


Maxi dresses are secretly the easiest thing to wear. This strappy floral print one will take you all the way through summer to Labor Day. 

Forever 21 Sheer Metallic Prom Dress ($32)

Forever 21 Sequin Mini Dress ($13.99, down from $29.90)

Forever 21 Ribbed Knit Sweater Dress ($12.99, down from $19.90)

Forever 21 Button Front Knee Length Dress ($27.90)

Forever 21 Striped Sequin Dress ($10.99, down from $27.90)

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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