16 Breezy Maxi Dresses You’ll Be Wearing On Repeat This Summer
During the long, hot days of summer, lightweight, breathable clothing is a must. And among the few warm-weather wardrobe staples like shorts, skirts, and T-shirts is the maxi dress. In our opinion, it is the single most comfortable, practical, and stylish piece of clothing we have in our closets.
Maxi dresses — especially those in bold prints — are incredibly flattering and visually elongate the legs when worn with a pair of wedges or heels. And speaking of flattering, a maxi wrap dress is pretty much universally so, with a defined waistline and V-neckline. Bonus: they are so easy to wear and appropriate for a range of formal and informal events.
If you're looking for the perfect travel dress, opt for one made from linen, cotton, or rayon since these fabrics will keep your body cool whether you are on the beach or grabbing drinks at the hotel's rooftop bar. Pair it with this summer’s must-have accessory, a straw bag, for a boho touch.
If you need something to wear this wedding season, opt for a simple design in a bright color or print or one with feminine details such as ruffles, an off-the-shoulder neckline, or lace paneling.
Milumia Button-up Split Maxi Dress
Get ready to receive a lot of compliments on this dress. It has a flowy A-line silhouette and a button-up closure with an elastic waist, and it comes in so many fun prints that are perfect for summer.
To buy: amazon.com, from $23
Karen Kane Tiered Chambray Maxi Dress
This chambray dress has a classic V-neck, A-line silhouette but looks so modern thanks to the tiered ombré effect.
To buy: amazon.com, $149
Roxy Keep The Seas Dress
This pretty wrap dress is the epitome of feminine. It has bell sleeves, a tie closure, and a beautiful nature-inspired print.
To buy: amazon.com, from $53
Grecerelle Sleeveless Racerback Maxi Dress
This simple number — the bestselling maxi dress on Amazon at the moment — is crafted from a comfy, stretchy fabric and has pockets.
To buy: amazon.com, from $17
Joie Chisuzu Dress
Joie’s peasant-inspired dress features a vintage mixed batik print, wide shoulder straps, and a smocked bodice.
To buy: amazon.com, $328
Paris Sunday Ruffle-front Maxi Dress
This navy blue floral number features a sheer skirt overlay and ruffle trim at the sleeves and waist. It has a zipper closure at the back.
To buy: amazon.com, $60
Betsey Johnson Printed Maxi Dress
This is the perfect everyday dress — it has adjustable spaghetti straps, a loose-fitting skirt, and is crafted from breathable linen and cotton.
To buy: amazon.com, from $41
Ella Moon Sleeveless Maxi Dress
This pretty coral dress has a sleeveless silhouette and ruffled trims. The elasticized waist and neckline are extremely flattering.
To buy: amazon.com, $85
Lilly Pulitzer Ezra Maxi Beach Dress
This shirt dress is perfect for a day at the beach or by the pool. It features one of Lilly Pulitzer’s signature bold prints, a button-up closure, and two side slits that reach above the knee.
To buy: amazon.com, $178
French Connection Linosa Off-the-shoulder Floral Maxi Dress
The bright yellow hue and floral pattern are just two of the great design features of this dress. The off-the-shoulder neckline has a ruffle trim that continues on along the sleeves. The dress has an adjustable tie waist, and its lining hits mid-thigh.
To buy: amazon.com, $228
Michael Stars Double Gauze Maxi Dress
It's because of dresses like this cotton pick that maxi silhouettes are such a popular choice for summer — it's comfortable, loose-fitting, and easy to wear.
To buy: amazon.com, $198
Desigual Jasmine Dress
Make a bold statement in this island-inspired V-neck maxi dress from Spanish brand Desigual.
To buy: amazon.com, $96
Keepsake The Label Twist-front Gown
Show a little skin this summer in this deep V-neck dress from trending Australian brand Keepsake The Label.
To buy: amazon.com, from $96
Show Me Your Mumu Rocco Romper Maxi Dress
This elegant black-and-white maxi features a ruffled front slit and adjustable spaghetti straps.
To buy: amazon.com, $216
Adrianna Papell Simple Delight Ruffled Maxi Dress
Feminine off-the-shoulder silhouettes are still very much "in" this summer. This one features a ruffled neckline and an A-line skirt with side slits.
To buy: amazon.com, $149
Lucky Brand Strapless Maxi
Strapless dresses are a logical choice for summer especially if you don’t want to risk having awkward tan lines on your chest and shoulders. This boho-inspired piece features an elastic waistband and a high-low hemline.
To buy: amazon.com, $70