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.
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.
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.
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.
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.