When it comes to seasonal dressing, there are some pieces of clothing that are non-negotiables. In the fall, it's chunky knit sweaters; in the winter, it's uber warm coats; in the spring, it's anything floral; and in the summer, it's breezy long dresses. There's something about putting on an ankle-grazing style and stepping out into the sun that feels glamorous yet effortless, so if you don't already have an airy maxi or two in your closet that needs to change stat.
Whether your look skews more Cali boho or sleek and modern, there'll be a long dress that you'll love. From florals and tie dye to gingham and monochromatic, the print and color iterations they come in are endless. Choose one with ruffles and bows for something that skews sweeter or opt for an option with a low back or cheeky cutout for something that'll transition from day to night in a cinch. Below, check out 15 of the cutest maxi dresses that are currently on the market and pick a few to add to your wardrobe. Your summer style will thank you.
Tiers Of Joy
There's nothing more sartorially romantic than a flowy tiered skirt, except for maybe a flowy tiered skirt paired with a ditsy floral print and elegant bow neckline.
Coming Up Daisies
I love a red floral dress paired with gold hoops and white sneakers, and this style is one of my favorites of the season yet.
Aren't one to wear a lot of prints? Then this gorgeous blue dress is for you. Featuring cascading ruffles that look like little waves as well as a cutout on the bodice, it's a total stunner.
A dress as bright as summer! The matching buttons and slightly puffed sleeves make this dress beyond charming.
Knotty And Nice
Periwinkle is one of the most underrated colors — doesn't just looking at it make you feel a little magical? This dress featuring a side knot is sleek but also boasts a cool asymmetrical intrigue.
Need I even say anything? This dress is a total knockout.
An easy style to wear every single day. It'll pair with pretty much any style of shoe thanks to its neutral color palette.
Tie dye, but in a thoroughly modern way. There's no breezier style than a slip dress, so when temps reach 85 degrees or higher, this would make for a great your go-to look.
I love it when a dress combines two different floral prints and this one does it perfectly. It's long, it's flowy, it's sweet — it's my dream.
Gingham is such a fresh and iconic print, and I love that this wrap dress champions it in oversize form.
Are you a bold dresser? Do you like '80s style influences? Then this dress was meant for you. Featuring two retro prints that shouldn't go together but do, it embodies print mixing at its best.
Simple, straightforward, and stylish AF.
A new way to do animal print! Covered in little leopards, this dress is the cat's meow.
If you haven't already heard, yellow is trending for summer — hop on the look with this beautiful vintage-inspired dress.
Proof that plaid can indeed be rocked during summer.