Get it before it jumps back up to full price.

By Laura Reilly
May 18, 2019
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Summer dressing can seem like an oxymoron. When we’re sweating through July’s oppressive 90 degree heat, the last thing we want to think about is adding on layers. But since there’s no getting around it (because, well, society), we can be comforted by the fact that hundreds of people think they’ve figured out a solution.

Nordstrom’s Knit Maxi Dress is the hot weather staple you need that will stop you from melting while keeping you looking sharp. At least, that’s what over 1,700 reviewers thought when they gave this piece a near-perfect rating.

The spaghetti strap column dress cinches at the waist with an elastic band and slips easily on and off. It comes in black and navy (which is actually closer to cobalt blue), and is an excellent solution for modest dressing, even in high heat. The loose-fitting skirt keeps things breezy, despite the full-coverage length.

Reviewers love that this simple dress can be worn casual or accessorized for fancier occasions — a must for your packing list when space is limited.

“Just received this dress and I LOVE it,” writes one buyer. “I’m 5.4” and 128 pounds and the small fits perfectly. It hangs just above the floor so I can wear it with flats or wedges, dress it up or down depending on the occasion. It’s so comfortable and light. And the straps are adjustable so if you’re a bit shorter or taller you can adjust the length.”

This summer dress is already affordable — with a regular retail price of $52 — but today, it’s even cheaper. You can snag this versatile wardrobe piece for just $39.

Nordstrom’s Knit Maxi Dress
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To buy:, $39 (originally $52)