Best Maxi Dresses for Spring and Summer This Year

The maxi dress, ever since it debuted during the hippie era thanks to the creativity of one Oscar de la Renta, did not stray from fashion. Not even once. It is a piece that is relied on by lots of chic ladies through the years. This is due to the fact that maxi dresses are super-comfortable and impart a stylish, laidback charm—even the likes of Kate Moss couldn’t be photographed without wearing her choice pieces. For this year’s spring and summer seasons, the maxi dress is a must-have. Here are our top selections.

Buyers Guide

  1. What are the best maxi dresses for daytime?

    Answer: The best maxi dresses for day wear are bohemian-style types. Boho style maxi dresses look great with funky accessories and flat sandals. Maxi dresses with spaghetti straps look pretty and chic in the daytime as well, paired with simple accessories and sandals. The best thing about these maxi dress styles is that it flatters all body types too.

  2. How do you accessorize a maxi dress for spring and summer?

    Answer: For an easygoing, beachy look, choose maxi dresses made from soft, lightweight and breathable fabrics. For an overall funky look, opt for maxi dresses in funky prints and colors—choose ones with psychedelic designs or loud prints. Go easy on the accessories though since you’re already wearing far-out prints and colors—choose simple accessories that will match a single color on the dress. If you want something a bit on the sexy side, choose maxi dresses with slits or spaghetti straps in solid colors. Accessorize with a statement necklace, chunky earrings or bracelets. Complete the looks with gladiator sandals.

  3. What is the best maxi dress for formal occasions?

    Answer: The best maxi dresses for formal events are made rom fabrics like chiffon, silk or taffeta. Maxi dresses in black or other solid dark colors like navy and deep burgundies are also more suitable for nighttime. Accessorize the dresses with glamorous jewelry—pair a flowy black maxi dress with silver or platinum pieces or necklaces with diamonds or crystals. Keep things chic and understated though—choose only one standout piece when it comes to jewelry and accessories. You can also opt for wraparound maxi dresses and pair them with edgy dangly earrings or arm cuffs made from fine bronze or silver. Finish your look with a nice pair of high-heeled, strappy sandals.

Our Top Picks

#1

VERABENDI Women’s Off Shoulder Summer Maxi Dress

  • 95% rayon, 5% spandex
  • Off-the-shoulder dress style
  • High waist with ruffle
  • Long side split with pockets

As mentioned previously, one of the best things about maxi dresses is the comfort factor. The VERABENDI Women’s Off Shoulder Summer Maxi Dress rates high in this regard. The maxi dress is made from a comfy mix of rayon and spandex with a loose fit so it’s very easy to wear. It is a nice dress to wear during spring and summer. The dress is also available in lots of colors and prints fit for those seasons. It features a high waist with ruffle, a long side split and pockets where you can stash your phone or other smaller essentials.

#2

STYLEWORD Women’s Off Shoulder Elegant Maxi Dress

  • 95% cotton, 5% spandex
  • Features halter neck
  • Sleeveless casual dress
  • With solid colors and floral print

The STYLEWORD Women’s Off Shoulder Elegant Maxi Dress welcomes the beginning of spring and summer with its sunny, fresh floral prints and opaque brights. The dress features a halter neck and a sleeveless, floor-length maxi dress style. It goes with many types of footwear whether strappy sandals, flats, high heels, pumps or wedges. And there’s nothing wrong in case you want to wear it on other seasons too as long as you pair it with necessary fall or winter pieces. Available in lots of solid hues from black to yellow.

#3

Amazon Essentials Women’s Tank Waisted Maxi Dress

  • 95% viscose, 5% elastane
  • Chic tank-style maxi dress
  • Has fixed waistband
  • With relaxed fit

The Amazon Essentials Women’s Tank Waisted Maxi Dress is the perfect dress for summers at your choice coastal haunts. The maxi dress features a sleeveless tank style complemented by a fixed waistband, available in several opaque colors and prints. It gives a relaxed fit and its cut was meant to flatter all body types. It’s a casual summer dress that’s great for beach outings, festivals, dates and more. The viscose and elastane blend also makes the dress very simple to wear.

#4

BerryGo Women’s Embroidery Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress

  • Made from 100% cotton
  • Soft and breathable fabric
  • Features embroidered details
  • Has adjustable straps

The BerryGo Women’s Embroidery Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress has all the features of a pretty summer dress—a flirty spaghetti-strap style, pearl buttons, eye-catching embroidered details and a nice, muted mint color. The dress is also made from 100 percent cotton material so it’s a comfort to wear, very soft and has excellent breathability. The straps are adjustable for the best fit and additional details add a bit of sexiness to the mix—the dress is backless, it has a V-neckline and a slit in front.

#5

CALIPESSA Women’s Summer Maxi Dress

  • 95% rayon, 5% spandex
  • With deep V neck
  • Has adjustable spaghetti straps
  • Features loose fit

The CALIPESSA Women’s Summer Maxi Dress comes in solid colors and printed fabric with a loose fit, made from a blend of rayon and spandex. The blend makes it soft and stretchy plus the loose fit in turn presents a dress that is ultra-comfy to wear, making it a top pick for hot summer weather and humid spring nights. The dress also features adjustable spaghetti straps and a plunging neckline for a saucy touch. The hemline also looks so sleek and elegant as it flutters along with the breeze.

#6

PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Summer V Neck Wrap Dress

  • Made from high-quality chiffon material
  • Soft and breathable fabric
  • Has wrap closure
  • With deep V neck

The PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Summer V Neck Wrap Dress is another attractive pick for a spring and summer maxi dress. The dress features gorgeous floral prints strewn all over with a deep V neck, sleeves with big cuffs and a wrap closure. The dress also ups the sexy factor with its slit in front so you can better emphasize beautiful gams. The material is made from quality chiffon fabric as well which is comfortable, breathable and ultra-soft to the touch.

When it comes to dresses that are comfortable enough for spring and summer’s hot temps, lots of chic gals often go for maxi dresses. The maxi dress flatters most body types, come in lots of styles and are often made with soft and lightweight material so it’s easy to wear. It is also very easy to style since it suits most accessories and footwear.