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maxi dresses for effortless effortless elegance. When it comes to summer style, a maxi dress that sits just above the floor is the obvious choice. Of course, when the weather is too hot to wear clothes, a flowy floor-length dress will be the only thing you want to wear.
Thanks to the versatile sheen imparted by its length, summer maxi dresses can take you from beach days to summer evenings without a second thought. You can easily wear the same dress to brunch with strappy sandals or sneakers as you would wear block heels or espadrilles to a wedding.
In summer, there are maxi dresses for every style and aesthetic, even for girls who don’t wear formal clothes! Plunge silhouettes in neutral colors are for those who prefer a minimalist look, while floral and printed maxi dresses are for those who prefer a more feminine and flirty look. As far as silhouettes and shoulder straps are concerned, camisoles and cutouts are making the rounds.
Whatever your summer plans or occasion calendar, here it is
Borgo de Nor Stella Maxi Dress
Borgo de Nor is known for their print collections that are as associated with the beach as they are with the city streets. Featuring a ruffled halter neck, tunic waist, wide skirt and kaleidoscope pattern, this tulle cotton linen dress is perfect for your next garden party.
Maxi dresses can be sexy too. Simkhai’s Laurel dress proves that with a cutout bodice and fully open back, you can still show skin through a long hem.
Hannah Artwear Ari Aurora Print Dress
This sleeveless maxi dress features artful floral motifs created using ancient woodblock printing techniques. Drawstring shoulder straps and a button placket add function to the layered linen design.
Aje Grace Tiered Maxi Dress
go from day to night in elegant maxi dresses that don’t overlook high-end details. A ruched bodice and skirt, knurled shoulder straps, and delicate buttons lend it a luxurious feel.
La Double J Capalbio Print Maxi Dresses
La DoubleJ knows the importance of a good maxi dress in every woman’s wardrobe and every collection features skirts. Wear this printed off-the-shoulder number from rooftop cocktail parties to al fresco lunches.
Mango cotton dress
in hot On hot days when you don’t even want to think about clothes (or sweat stains), black dresses are wardrobe saviors. The delicate spaghetti straps and open back of this maxi dress will ensure you can breathe easy throughout the day.
Nili Lotan Nelya super Long Dress
Summer is a relaxed, lively white dress. Team Nili Lotan’s British embroidered silhouette with a crisp sun hat and leather slippers for an upcoming trip to the Mediterranean.
Bird & Knoll Isobel Maxi Jumpsuit Skirts
in a breezy silhouette of cotton voile, like this Bird & Knoll halterneck maxi dress, bring fresh air to vacations or backyard barbecues. An island floral print and a ruffled hem lend it a romantic edge.
Loretta Caponi Annalisa Embroidered Maxi Dress Cotton maxi dress from Channel la dolce vita inspired by Italian summer. Delicate eyelets, hand embroidery and a flattering silhouette make this special piece one you’ll cherish for years to come.
Favorite Daughter the Hal ting Traffic Maxi Dress
This halter neck maxi dress is crafted from crisp cotton poplin in an A-line silhouette that won’t cling to the body, keeping you cool during the hottest months of the year.
Matteau The backless maxi dress
embraces the layered silhouette as an everyday choice, for after-work aperitifs, weekend trips and more. Just add flat sandals and a straw bag, and you’re ready to go.
Dôen Marlene Dress
Dôen’s fantasy dresses are always a fan favorite, and this maxi dress doesn’t disappoint. The full-length gown, silky georgette fabric and floral print make it possible to even go out in black tie this season when paired with metallic shoes and trinkets.
01377812 Fortela Valery Striped Maxi Dress
Crisp stripes, a grandpa neck, and a loose fit accentuate the shirting appeal of this effortless summer classic cotton voile maxi dress.
Zimmermann G inger Swing Maxi Dress
You can always find a bohemian maxi dress among Zimmermann’s seasonal items. Dressing for summer events is a snap with this puffed sleeve and folksy floral print.
62 Éterne Maxi Tank Dress
A sheath dress can be perfect for summer if it’s made from the right fabric. Try a soft, breathable cotton modal jersey, ideal for warm summer nights out.
Cara Car a Ileana Floral Maxi Dress
Vintage floral print will liven up the blues of your summer wardrobe. Wear this flowy dress with strappy sandals, statement earrings and a raffia clutch for your next outdoor soiree.
Loewe Anagram Tank Maxi Dress
The Loewe Anagram Tank Top was last summer’s hot item. This year, opt for the dress version, in a pretty baby blue, for an easy choice that you can just slip on and go.
Louisa Ballou Sea Breeze Mesh Maxi Dress
Shapery, mesh dresses are Louisa Ballou’s forte. This one has a floral, brushstroke-inspired print that’s almost graffiti-inspired. Team it with contrasting leggings for a relaxed, warm date night look.
Alemais Olivia floral shirt dress
Keep cool in this floral maxi shirtdress, made from 185% linen, one of summer’s most essential fabrics. Unbutton from top to bottom to reveal a bit of skin when styling.
79Johanna Ortiz Printed Silk Maxi Dress
Inspired by the Andes and the ancient Inca Empire, this halter neck maxi dress has a dreamy drape that can be worn as a formal wedding guest dress or easily transitions to a casual dinner look.
SIR Artiste Printed Silk Maxi Dress
Upgrade your summer slip dresses with this silk dress. This whimsical print adds a twist to a classic twill drape.
Loulou Studio Moala Shirt Dress
No inspiration for your summer work wardrobe? Styled with or without the matching belt, this organic cotton shirtdress is styled with ballet flats and a structured bag for a smart office look.
Zara Lace Slip Dress
Less is more in summer looks, so try this lingerie-inspired slip dress to keep cool and fresh all season long. When temperatures start to drop in fall, layer a cardigan over it with boots for an easy transition.
Free People Sundrunched Layered Maxi Dress
Can you have too many black dresses? We think not. This smocked maxi skirt will accentuate your waist while layering it with a flowy skirt to keep you cool and relaxed.
Ulla Johnson Aveline Ruffle Gown
Whatever your summer plans, whether it’s a close friend’s country wedding or a bridal shower event, this floral dress will do double duty in your wardrobe all season long. Quickly change accessories and go from formal to casual in an instant.
Cos V-Neck Linen Maxi Dress
When silk and satin are too restrictive for viscous evening affairs, choose this COS gown made of linen and ECOVERO™ viscose for an airy evening look (and is also eco-friendly).