30 Stylish Maxi Dresses You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere

They'll never go out of style.

Woman in maxi dress

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Many things make a maxi dress a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. They’re effortless and breezy, making them one of our go-to pieces during the warmer months. What we know today as the maxi dress probably existed before Oscar de la Renta debuted his original design at the 1968 Elizabeth Arden Fashion Show, but it took the stunning designer's beautiful creation being featured in The New York Times to make the dress a full-on trend. 

Designers such as YSL and Dior followed suit and helped make the maxi dress an iconic piece of clothing during the ‘70s. And today, you can spot the floor-length dress everywhere. While some may argue that maxi dresses go in and out of fashion, it’s always maintained a permanent place in our outfit rotation. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 30 maxi dresses you’ll want to wear this season and beyond.

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Summer Maxi Dresses

A maxi dress is the perfect summer outfit. Pair with a floppy hat and some sandals, and you’re ready for wherever the day takes you. 

Textured Mesh Cut Maxi Dress
Asos Textured Mesh Cut Maxi Dress $40
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Grey String Maxi Dress
Theopen Product Grey String Maxi Dress $131
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Crossover Belted Maxi Dress
Lane Bryant Crossover Belted Maxi Dress $40
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Spring Maxi Dresses

Might we recommend a maxi dress for spring? Since the weather fluctuates from March through June, a maxi dress will keep your legs warm but won’t make you too overheated. If you style this with a leather jacket and some platform boots, you’ll look like a '90’s dream.

Helena Cotton Maxi Shirt Dress
White Story Helena Cotton Maxi Shirt Dress $112
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Leopard-Print Wrap Mesh Dress
Ganni Leopard-Print Wrap Mesh Dress $103
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Tie Front Full Skirted Maxi Dress
Eloquii Tie Front Full Skirted Maxi Dress $140
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Winter Maxi Dresses

Winter clothes are not fun, but the maxi dress is here to fix that. Pair it with some cute graphic tights, a puffer coat, and a scarf.

Cheri Dress
Hanifa Cheri Dress $129
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Swiss Dot Smocked Maxi Dress
English Factory Swiss Dot Smocked Maxi Dress $115
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Feeling Groovy Maxi Dress
Free People Feeling Groovy Maxi Dress $168
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Fall Maxi Dresses

Fall is all about layering. Throw on a maxi dress with a thermal, tights, and a light sweater.

Stella Sweater Dress
Splendid Stella Sweater Dress $166
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Cameron Long Shirtdress
L'agence Cameron Long Shirtdress $695
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Long Sleeve Turtleneck Gown
Norma Kamali Long Sleeve Turtleneck Gown $150
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Daytime Maxi Dresses

Getting dressed during the day should be fun and not a hassle...unless you’re like me and try on 45 different outfits before finding the right one. A maxi dress will make you look put-together in a flash. During the day, we recommend styling this with sandals and a jean jacket.

Flutter Sleeve Eyelet Dress
En Saison Flutter Sleeve Eyelet Dress $136
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Graceland Maxi Dress
Altar'd State Graceland Maxi Dress $80
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That's Your Stripe Dress
BB Dakota That's Your Stripe Dress $109
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Night-Ready Maxi Dresses

Because a maxi dress is so versatile, it can be worn from day to night with ease. Pair with pointed-toed shoes and finish the look off with lipstick.

Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
Poupette St Barth Floral Wrap Maxi Dress $371
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Alia Maxi Dress
Hanifa Alia Maxi Dress $149
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Black Essential Casual Gown
Fe Noel Black Essential Casual Gown $228
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Work-Ready Maxi Dresses

Although most of us aren’t at our offices, we can still get dressed up as if we are. Putting on a maxi dress can also feel like putting on a blanket, which is a fantastic look if you’re trying to stay cozy during those lengthy Zoom meetings. If you’re actually going to the office, pair your maxi with low boots and a light jacket.

Fafa Maxi Cardigan
Yanyan Knits Fafa Maxi Cardigan $350
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Round-Neck Jersey Dress
Norma Kamali Round-Neck Jersey Dress $117
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High V-Neck Organza Shift Dress
Raey High V-Neck Organza Shift Dress $120
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Splurge Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are pieces you can wear year-round, so why not invest in a high-quality one? If you’re in the mood to splurge, we think you’ll like these picks.

Patchwork Maxi Dress
Rianna + Nina Patchwork Maxi Dress $4425
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Red Tafetta Gown
Kelsey Randall Red Tafetta Gown $2340
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V-neck Poplin Maxi Dress
Liu Jo V-neck Poplin Maxi Dress $199
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Budget-Friendly Maxi Dresses

If you’re searching for some budget-friendly maxi dresses, these are sure to please. For a laid-back look, pair these with sneakers. If you’re going to a more upscale outing, throw on a pair of heels.

Floral Pleated Dress
Christopher John Rogers for Target Floral Pleated Dress $60
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Chevron Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
INC International Concepts Chevron Tie-Dye Maxi Dress $67
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Chevron Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Eco Linen Seamed Midi Dress $79
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Fun Maxi Dresses

Add some fun and vibrance to your wardrobe with this final set of dresses. We’re predicting you’ll add all three to your cart.

Chevron Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
Mr. Larkin Nandi Dress $395
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Chevron Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
Christopher John Rogers for Target Mixed Stripe Short Sleeve Dress $55
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Chevron Tie-Dye Maxi Dress
Marc Jacobs The Love Dress $450
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