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Summer dresses are at a crazy discount at Nordstrom Rack right now

You can save big on dresses at Nordstrom Rack.
You can save big on dresses at Nordstrom Rack.

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Is it really even summer if you haven’t bought a new dress yet? It’s been a weird year, but if there’s one constant we can count on, it’s that summer heat. You may not have had a chance to run to your favorite store this year and stock up on new dresses, but don’t sweat it—Nordstrom Rack is running its Clear the Rack Sale, meaning you can get up to 25{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off on some of this season’s most adorable casual dresses. 

Through July 26, you can save big on dresses from some of our favorite brands, such as Madewell, Sam Edelman and Abound. We’re digging the breezy frock selection, where you can save on wrap styles, floral favorites, slim-fitting beauties, and—thank goodness—lots of ruffles

If you spot something you love, act fast. Inventory at the Clear the Rack Sale is limited, meaning when it runs out, it’s out.

Here are some of our favorite dresses you can buy from this savings event:  

1. Classy-casual finds from Draper James

These Draper James dresses will keep you cute all summer long.
These Draper James dresses will keep you cute all summer long.

Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James line is known for its quality products (we were obsessed with the Draper James swimsuit line we tested). The Draper James pieces at Nordstrom Rack transition well from workday to after-work drinks. They’re classy enough to wear during Zoom calls, but casual enough to keep you cool (and stylish!) during the warm summer months.

If you’re into florals, this black V-neck find is the perfect little black dress you’ve been hunting for. It’s ideal for both virtual bridal showers and socially-distanced cocktails. During the Clear the Rack Sale, you can snag this beauty for $33.74, which is 78{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off its regular retail price of $150.

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2. Flowy florals from Love Stitch

Phoebe Buffay called and she said you look great.
Phoebe Buffay called and she said you look great.

Speaking of florals, Love Stitch has a line of dresses that’s loaded with flower-laden designs that scream summertime. These flowy designs will have you thinking about Phoebe Buffay from Friends (smelly cat not included). 

This long-sleeved button-down dress is made from lightweight materials, so you can hang by the grill without worrying about too much sweat. It’s on sale for $28.11, down 44{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} from its original retail price of $49.97. If you like bright colors, on the other hand, you can snag this floral drawstring midi dress for $28.20, which is 36{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off its retail price of $42.97.

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3. Chic dresses from Bebe 

Who doesn't love a sleek jumpsuit?
Who doesn’t love a sleek jumpsuit?

Bebe is known for its sleek dresses, and the ones on sale during the Clear the Rack Sale are no exception. You can snag LBDs, colorful halters, and even full-length jumpsuits (which are a favorite among reviewers). 

This Scuba crepe jumpsuit is on sale for $30.92, or 78{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off its normal retail price of $139. It’s perfect for barbecues, outdoor weddings or virtual cocktail hour with the girls. For a more traditional midi, this bodycon midi dress is on sale for $22.49, meaning you get 77{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off the retail price of $98. 

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4. Textured dresses from Sam Edelman

These Sam Edelman favorites are great for casual summer get-togethers.
These Sam Edelman favorites are great for casual summer get-togethers.

Ruffles? Yes, please. Dresses from the Sam Edelman line are elegant enough to wear to formal gatherings, yet casual enough to throw on for summer parties. You’ll find tulle, ruffles, layers and even some chiffon in this collection.

This patterned drape mini dress comes in three floral designs and is on sale for just $28.11, or 81{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off its retail price of $148. Pair it with heels, wedges or sandals and you’ve got a go-to summer outfit. 

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5. Cult-favorite dresses from Madewell

Madewell dresses are as comfy as they are cute.
Madewell dresses are as comfy as they are cute.

Madewell is one of our shopping team’s favorite brands. We love the brand’s jeanssleepwear, and of course, dresses. The options from Madewell that are on sale during Clear the Rack are comfy, casual and classy, all of which are unsurprising coming from the top-qualit line.

If you love lounging in t-shirts, check out this Tina striped T-shirt dress. It’s made from 100{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} cotton and was made for pairing with your favorite pair of summer sandals. You’ll find it on sale for $16.86 during Clear the Rack, saving you 73{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off the retail price of $62. The novel short sleeve shift dress looks just as comfy and makes for a great shopping-day outfit. It’s on sale for $33.74, or 71{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off its retail price of $118. Reviewers say it’s not form-fitting, meaning it’s the perfect breezy dress for summer. 

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This article originally appeared on Reviewed.com: Nordstrom Rack: Get summer dresses for less at the Clear the Rack sale