15 Stunning Maxi Dresses For Summer You Will Love!
Are you are tight on time and need easy, stylish pieces for summer… that give you coverage and also keep you cool…? Then maxi dresses are the way to go! And, in this post we are sharing 15 so you can choose the perfect one for you! Maxi dresses are great for SO many summer occasions like BBQs, showers, dinner, lunch with friends, graduations, Mother’s Day, Easter, etc.… You can easily dress them up for an evening out with a clutch, strappy sandals, and some statement earrings or throw on some comfy slides and a woven bag…the same dress can be so versatile! Keep scrolling for some standout maxi dresses I recommend for all your casual and dressy, spring and summer events.
#1) Diarrablu One Shoulder Maxi Dress
How gorgeous is this blue and white maxi dress by Diarrablu?! I love the color and bold pattern. It’s a one-shoulder dress, which is excellent for inverted triangle body shapes or anyone trying to minimize their shoulders because the asymmetrical neckline makes your upper body look slimmer. The length and flow of the dress are so beautiful and dramatic, and like I always say…I like drama in my clothes, not my life! The dress is designed by African designer, Diarra Bousso. I love that their mission is sustainability while highlighting the African culture. Most of the pieces are produced in Senegal. This dress is also VERY lightweight so it’ll keep you cool and won’t take up much room in your suitcase if you are traveling.
I styled the dress with some platform See by Chloe wedges that are SO comfortable, easy to walk in, and the perfect pair of shoes for summer because of how versatile they are. To add even more drama at the neckline, I added a beautiful Ulla Johnson statement necklace I’ve been wearing on repeat. It’s unfortunately sold out so I linked another stylish option!
#2) L’Agence Chain Shoulder Maxi Dress
Next up is this super chic L’Agence maxi dress. I love everything about it…The rich brown color, unique chain shoulder strap detail, the way it flows, and the feel of the silky satin fabric…it’s seriously a show-stopping maxi dress for summer! Not to mention how forgiving it is. This dress will hide a tummy, no problem! Traveling soon? This lightweight beauty will take up almost no room in your suitcase.
What Shoes To Wear With Maxi Dress?
I styled this maxi with the same See by Chloe wedges, but you could wear some strappy heels or flat sandals depending on your height. I’m 5’4” for reference and the wedges I’m wearing have a 4.25” heel and 2” platform. I know that sounds high, but I promise…the platform actually makes them SO easy to walk in! Some other shoe options to wear with maxi dresses include sneakers for a more casual look, ankle boots for cooler months, or a pair of heels to dress it up.
#3) Johanna Ortiz Linen Midi Dress
Okay, you caught me…this isn’t actually a maxi dress, more of a midi. BUT it’s so chic and stylish that I had to share it! Plus, depending on your height, it could still be a maxi. I’m wearing a chocolate brown midi by Johanna Ortiz that has the brand’s signature ruffle shoulders and crisscross bodice detail. There’s a very small cutout at the waist but the way the dress is constructed you still feel very secure and covered up. There’s smocking in the back and a pretty tie closure. It’s 100% linen so it’s super lightweight and breathable, perfect for staying cool during the spring/summer. I styled it with the same wedges…did I mention they’re versatile? 😉
How To Style A Maxi Dress
If you’re wondering how to wear a maxi dress or how to style a maxi, my biggest tip for summer is to keep it simple. As you can see from the photos above, I went with neutral-colored shoes and minimal jewelry. That’s why summer maxi dresses are SO easy! Depending on where you live, you might need some layering pieces if it gets chilly during spring or summer nights, especially if your maxi doesn’t have long sleeves. Your third layer will change depending on the dress styles. But you could wear your maxi dress with a blazer, moto jacket, jean jacket, cargo jacket, or cardigan. Maxi dresses are wardrobe staples so you should be able to seamlessly mix and match your other wardrobe basics like third layers, shoes, and accessories to create the perfect maxi dress outfit.
Keep scrolling for more info on each of the dresses in the graphic above. If you’re looking for even more dresses and how to style them, make sure you check out this post with 20+ wedding guest dress options. Plus, white dresses for summer are in this post.
Which of these maxi dresses is your favorite and where would you wear it? Let me know in the comments below!
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