25 Madewell Dresses That Deserve a Spot in Your Closet

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I have a hot take to share with you all: If I could only keep one type of clothing for the rest of my life, it might be dresses. They’re just so versatile. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and they really work for any occasion in life, whether it be casual or formal. Plus, wearing a dress means only having to put on one piece of clothing. OK, so what’s one of my closet staples? Madewell dresses. 

Although I’m a major budget shopper, I do think there are certain items that are worth a little bit more of an investment. Easy, comfortable, and cute dresses definitely fall into this category because I always know that I’ll get a ton of wear out of them. I know that shopping at Madewell means I can get high-quality dresses that I’ll own forever. Their selection is always so cute, and I’m consistently impressed by both the quality and versatility. Madewell also has a huge variety of dress styles, including everything from casual, everyday options to dressier ones for special occasions. 

I believe that every woman should have a few go-to dresses in their wardrobe that they can always rely on, and Madewell is the perfect place to find them. And as a special treat to our readers—and to help you build the dress collection of your dreams—you can get $25 off your Madewell purchase of $125 or more with the code TheEverygirl. 


A go-to black dress


Elbow-Sleeve Smocked Midi Dress

A flowy black dress is seriously the vibe this year. I've been seeing them everywhere, and it's about time to get on the bandwagon and add one to our closets. This puff-sleeve, tiered option is a perfect choice. Paired with strappy sandals or heels and raffia accessories, this dress will put you on the fast track to ultimate chic-ness.

A go-to white dress


Midi Shirtdress

Everyone probably has a white dress or two in their closets, but this midi shirtdress adds something a bit more exciting to a classic outfit. This dress has the optimal combination of minimal effort, maximum results. AKA, you'll look like you tried without really trying at all.

A pretty pastel dress


Linen-Blend Smocked Midi Dress

Our editors have been eyeing and discussing this linen-blend midi since the beginning of summer. It's the absolute perfect shade of green, and the smocked bodice paired with the flutter sleeves makes it the cottage-core dress of our dreams. Wear it for a weekend brunch or a picnic in the park, or throw on some heels and wear it to a late summer wedding.

A statement patterned dress


Ruffle Cami Dress

If you have any sort of special event to attend during the rest of summer, this dress was made for that occasion. Its stunning silhouette and groovy (yet subtle) floral pattern makes it a great choice for anything. I can picture it now: this dress + simple jewelry + strappy white heels + loose curls = show-stopping.

A favorite casual dress


Sleeveless Mini Dress

This striped mini dress achieves the ultimate goal when it comes to dresses: It can be dressed down with sneakers for a casual look or dressed up with sandals for a special occasion. You can throw on this cool-girl silhouette for a busy day of running errands and looking cute while doing it. I mean, it's practically begging to be worn to a farmer's market, am I right?

Don’t forget: use code TheEverygirl for $25 off your purchase of $125 or more at Madewell!