After seeing maxi dresses invade clothing racks every summer for a couple of years now, we automatically associate the trendy style with rising mercury and days spent poolside. With the trend now in full swing, there are plenty of styles to choose from. Whether you prefer a relaxed fit, a tailored look, or a super casual style, there are enough maxi options this year that no one can declare the silhouette “not my style.” We picked five of our top maxi dress styles to help usher in a chic summer wardrobe.
Loose & Flowy
Ecote Printed Tie-Back Maxi Dress, Urban Outfitters ($79): A loose maxi in a lightweight fabric is the perfect choice for a Bohemian summer look, and the option to add a belt for a more defined waist makes it an extra versatile style.
FP X Wild Flower Halter Dress, Free People ($148): High-low hemlines have been on our radar for a while now. We love this simultaneously trendy and romantic lace option!
Warehouse Embellished Bib Pleated Maxi Dress, Asos ($254.55): A beaded bib or embroidered straps dress up a summery style for a great day-to-night look.
Ella Moss Lila Sleeveless Maxi Dress, Shopbop ($228): Stripes are an eternally popular fashion choice. This maxi, which reserves chevrons for the skirt only, is a great choice if head-to-toe stripes feel overwhelming!
Sunburst Maxi Dress, Anthropologie ($228): Maxi lengths create a gorgeous statuesque look, and a dress that is tailored through the chest and waist will keep you from getting lost in all that fabric!