The perfect summer dress is only $50, so I immediately bought it in both colors

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Every so often, a dress comes along that’s so perfect, so timeless and so darling that your heart gets caught in your throat. The world seems clearer, and your entire tiny one-bedroom apartment suddenly becomes the garden where Mia had her foot-popping kiss in The Princess Diaries.

Okay, so maybe that’s a little too specific. But that’s honestly how I felt when I first came across this cottagecore summer midi dress while mindlessly scrolling the sale section for the best deals at Nordstrom Rack (which, BTW, you should definitely check out). Is this what love at first sight feels like? Apologies to my live-in boyfriend, but I think I might leave him for this dress.

Currently on sale at Nordstrom Rack for only $49, this ASTR Poplin Puff Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress is honestly making all of my flirty casual summer dress dreams come true. You deserve to feel the same:

ASTR Poplin Puff Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress, $49.97 (Orig. $99)

Credit: Nordstrom Rack

The simple midi dress from ASTR has so many stunning details. First, the slit in the leg, a la Angelina Jolie, brings the perfect touch of sexiness to a relatively modest look. The puff sleeves and square neck are right on trend for summer 2022, but the shape will stand the test of time. Meanwhile, the smocked back and structured bodice provide support without compromising style. Ugh, it’s truly a chef’s kiss moment!

While I was immediately drawn to the black, the dress also comes in white. After clicking back and forth between the two colors for about an hour and enlisting every group chat, I decided I had to have both. They’re two totally different aesthetics, and as an impulse spender with a penchant for darling and whimsical dresses, I needed both vibes!

ASTR Poplin Puff Sleeve Tiered Midi Dress, $49.97 (Orig. $99)

Credit: Nordstrom Rack

As mentioned, the dress is currently on sale for $49.97, which is half off the original retail price. I can’t wait to wear the dress out to dinner with a fun heeled sandal or while walking through the city in a pair of sleek sneakers. TBH, I’ll probably even just wear it around the house while working from home.

Meanwhile, can you just buy your own so we can be twins all season long?! Thank you!

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