7 casual dresses under $50 at Nordstrom Rack that are light, breezy and perfect for hot days ahead

I work from home, so my standard everyday outfit is leggings and a tank top. However, when the temperatures start to rise, I’m ready to shed my stretchy pants for something a little breezier, like a casual cotton dress. Dresses can be just as comfortable as spandex, if not more so. However, my everyday look doesn’t have to be overly formal or expensive. You can find some incredibly cute yet comfy casual dresses under $50 at Nordstrom Rack.

Nordstrom Rack’s website even has a section for dresses under $50, and you can filter them by material, length and more. If you’re looking for a simple cotton tank dress or T-shirt dress, you can find one for about $20. However, if you want a dress between T-shirt style and cocktail attire, like a pretty tiered maxi you can wear with flip-flops to lunch or dinner, the retailer has that, too.

Take a look below at seven great casual dresses under $50 at Nordstrom Rack that you can wear pretty much anywhere, anytime.

1. BB Dakota by Steve Madden Ella Flutter Strap Cotton Maxi Dress, $24.99 – $34.97

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If we’re being honest with ourselves, this dress lacks shape. However, it doesn’t lack style. The shift-style maxi dress features ruffled straps, a tiered skirt and a crinkled cotton fabric. It’s perfect for days when you feel like wearing a baggy T-shirt and shorts but also want to dress up just a little bit more. (P.S.: It comes in six colors.)

2. MAX STUDIO Off-Shoulder Popover Dress, $39.97 (Orig. $138)

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This dress is casual in that you could wear it during the day, but it could also look great with a little heel at night. The 100% cotton dress has a pretty light blue print, smocked waist and flouncy skirt. Plus, it’s currently 71% off.

3. Z by Zella Delia Woven Dress, $24.97

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This sporty casual dress is perfect for hot days when you know you’re going to be on the move. Its lightweight performance fabric won’t show sweat stains, and you can cinch it on the sides to make it shorter or longer. It’s also available in black.

4. Charlie Holiday Madonna Floral Linen & Cotton Minidress, $49.97 (Orig. $119)

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This cotton-linen mini dress has a tropical floral print you can wear all summer. Wear it with heels like the Nordstrom Rack model or with flip-flops or sneakers.

5. Melrose and Market Sleeveless Racerback Maxi Dress, $19.97

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This maxi dress is like one long racerback tank top, and it’s casual enough to wear every single day. Pop it on with sneakers and a crossbody to run errands or embellished sandals for lunch out with friends. Choose from five colors, including this olive green.

6. Melrose and Market T-Shirt Dress, $19.97

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This T-shirt dress is effortlessly cool, and it comes in six neutral colors. Wear it on its own, over a swimsuit or under a denim jacket — it’s so versatile.

7. O’Neill Saltwater Solids Avery Crinkle Cotton Cover-Up Dress, $24.97 (Orig. $49.50)

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Look and feel like a beach goddess in this crinkle cotton cover-up dress. It has adjustable straps for a better fit and comes in three colors. Wear it to the beach or the pool, or pair it up with gold jewelry and sandals to wear on the town.

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