Now that the summer season is here you can guarantee that we’ll be wearing maxi dresses, which like a classic Xmas jumper in winter, are an absolute must-have item for summer. Maxi dresses have true staying power — every year we see more and more beautiful styles of this gorgeous dress type that are flattering, cooling and super classy in the summer heat.
Last year was all about the off-the-shoulder bardot style, but this season we’re seeing the trend shift towards V-neck and wrap dresses, which is great news for all of us curvy ladies since the wrap style is universally flattering, stylish and so easy to wear!
From formal maxis that you can wear to weddings, to bright, bold floral patterns and simpler dresses you can style up for a party or down for a day at the beach; we’ve found 20 of SS19’s best maxi dresses that you’ll be wearing all summer long.
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Source: Simply BeWe love this floral maxi dress from Simply Be. With off the shoulder cover ups, a sweetheart neckline and front slits for you to move freely, it’s the perfect summer dress.
A frilly floral look with flutter sleeves and a tiered skirt make this bold and beautiful dress from Eloquii a total winner for the more girly girls!
Summer florals with a twist. This dress is flattering, fun and has a sweet surprise in the back. Perfect for summer barbecues or evenings events.
You can’t get more summery that this white floral dress from Torrid! With wide shoulder straps and a flourished hem, it’s perfect for garden parties or a picnic date in the park.
Keep it elegant and classy in this floral Fashion Nova dress. The tie front waist and wrap style make this a great dress for every body type.
A simple day dress that you could wear to a date or to the mall? Look no further than this Modcloth striped dress.
This unique pinstripe maxi dress has a gorgeous cut out detail and halter style, with leg slits for freedom of movement. It’s perfect for beach days and dates with friends.
This vertical stripe wrap dress is a maxi that’s flattering, stylish and unique. We love the floral details and colors of this dress.
Summer stripes with a difference. This fabulous asymmetrical stripe dress will guarantee to turn heads.
Black and white stripes are the ultimate summer staple, they go with everything and they go everywhere! We love this Torrid wrap-style maxi dress with empire waist.
Source: Simply BeKeep it bright and bold this summer. Feel confident in this wrap maxi dress with the most gorgeous print we’ve seen this year!
How about a fun plaid for summer in an easy silhouette? This Eloquii dress does it all so elegantly.
Floaty, flirty and fabulous. Those are the three words that are perfect to describe this dress and how you’ll feel in it. It’s slightly more formal so it would be amazing to wear this to dinner on a balmy summer evening.
This sexy little number from Soncy is a summer bright maxi that is pretty unforgettable. The flattering wrap style and summery color makes it an amazing evening or day dress.
This simple summer dress is everything you could want from a beautiful maxi. It’s flattering, feminine and easy on the budget! It can be dressed up or down for whatever occasion you need.
Source: Simply BeThe perfect dress for wedding season, this Simply Be dress has a gathered tulle skirt that will guarantee to make you feel like a princess.
We love the texture contrast of the beautiful and intricate lace top with the pleated skirt. An understated yet elegant maxi dress that’s perfect for the wedding invitation you have this summer.
Whether it’s for a bridesmaid dress or as a guest to your friend/family’s wedding this summer, this cobalt blue dress by Torrid is a beautiful choice.
This ethereal embroidered maxi dress with sheer overlay is an absolutely stunning dress. Great for a wedding or any evening party.
This stunning maxi gown has a sleeveless bodice and a removable sash. We love this striking pattern, it’s so dramatic!
The right maxi dresses will take you from work to weekend, casual occasions to formal. Add shoes and accessories and you’re set for the summer in these breezy must-haves!
Do you love maxi dresses as much as we do? Where do you find your maxis? Let us know in the comments!