When it comes to seasonal wardrobe staples, summer maxi dresses are a must. They are the perfect throw-on-and-go piece that makes you look totally pulled together in an instant. And you can style the same dress with heels for a night out, sandals for a mid-season brunch, and low-top sneakers for a morning coffee run. But, with so many sundress options to choose one, which should you invest in first? Maxi dresses are truly having their moment this coming season, with the likes of Meghan Markle, Halima Aden, and more popularizing the floor-grazing trend.
So, as you shop for your new arsenal of long Summer dresses, consider shifts, tiered styles, and layers to give off a little more of a bohemian vibe. And, if you want a little less volume cascading down your frame, try out a sweeping slip dress that is just as equal parts casual and cool, without the heavier material. Whether you're into brights or neutrals, prints or color blocked solids, you're bound to find a maxi that fits your style aesthetic this season.
Ahead, find 12 Summer maxi dresses you’re going to want to live in this year. From simple tanks to sheer overlays, florals and stripes, there’s something for everyone…and every budget.
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