Our Favorite Maxi Dresses For Summer
There’s nothing better than ditching your bulky winter clothes when the weather gets warm for light, breezy summer styles. And nothing compares to that ultimate summer staple: the sundress. Throwing on an easy dress before heading out the door makes getting dressed a cinch! Just add a few necklaces and a cool pair of sandals and you’re ready to go. It couldn’t be easier.
But this year, we’re forgoing the short summer frocks of years past in favor of the chic and of-the-moment maxi dress. Don’t be fooled by the long length, these dresses are just as suitable for warm weather as mini dresses. Because the skirts are flowy and don’t cling to your legs, maxi dresses allow for great air circulation. And don’t worry about the long length seeming too black-tie formal, maxis have become a casual wardrobe staple, and although they can be dressed up with a pair of metallic heels and a chic updo, they’re perfectly suited for everyday wear when worn with casual shoes and accessories.
These floor grazing dresses aren’t reserved just for boho babes either, there are plenty of options available no matter what your personal style is. Check out a few of our favorite moderately priced maxis below.
Sun-Lover Maxi Dress (Forever21, $19.80) If hip and trendy is your chosen style, try out this gray column dress with an open back. It’s no-fuss loose fit makes it the perfect piece to pair with a funky hat and an arm full of bracelets.
Bandeau Maxi Dress (ASOS, $33.94) This plain strapless frock would make the perfect cover up for a trip to the beach or the pool. It’s cool teal color will complement the water just as well as it complements your sun-kissed glow.
Maxi Shirt Dress (American Eagle, $37.46) Channel the haute couture hippies who first brought maxi dresses into the mainstream with this gauzy, flowy number. The red color makes a bold statement while its relaxed shape keeps the dress simple and chic.
Pleather Trim Maxi Dress (Target, $27.99) Add a little rock ‘n’ roll edge to your ensemble with this punk inspired maxi. The pleather sleeves add just the right amount of toughness while the leg slits and keyhole back keep it warm weather friendly.
We want to hear from you: Do you prefer maxi dresses or shorter style?