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10 Best Maxi Dresses

The best maxi dresses available online combine comfort and style but finding the one that suits your needs can be a challenge. The list below incorporates a number of tastes and requirements to provide a comprehensive selection of dresses that will suit everyone’s summer style. Maxi dresses can be casual for running errands or relaxing at home. They can also be sophisticated for an understated dressy affair. They are perfect no matter what your body type may be and incorporate details such as cold-shoulder sleeves, long sleeves, empire waists, beading and embroidery, and patterns galore. The only constants are their length and relaxed, flowing fit.

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1. Viishow Women’s Short Sleeve Maxi Dress

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This lightweight and affordable maxi dress is available in a number of patterns and can be dressed up with a few simple accessories. A simple round neckline and short sleeves complete the classic look of this wardrobe essential. The lightweight material is 95 percent rayon with five percent spandex for a touch of stretch, which makes movement easy. That also makes it the perfect dress to run errands or take care of business around the house, because it permits freedom of motion and retains its flowing good looks, wherever your day takes you.

2. Off the Shoulder Ruffle Party Maxi Dress from Thanth

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Who’s ready for a summer party? If you’re sporting this gorgeous, flowing dress, you are. The lightweight jersey material is perfect for casual dinners with friends or an al fresco party by the pool. Dress it up with a little sparkle at throat and wrist for a more upscale venue. The broad ruffle around the off-shoulder neckline functions in lieu of sleeves and the shift-style maxi dress will permit freedom of motion and cool comfort no matter how hot the day becomes.

3. Boho Maxi Dress with Pockets by Auselily

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The term “bohemian” is usually associated with the 1960s and 70s but harkens back to an Eastern European sensibility from the region known as Bohemia. The intricate patterns and delicate designs of clothing and jewelry are rendered in beautiful and unexpected color palettes that please and surprise. This short-sleeved maxi dress includes a solid color top with a gorgeous skirt, available in a range of beautiful patterns or as a complimentary solid color. Plus, pockets make looking chic while running errands an easy accomplishment.

4. Yidarton’s Slit-Front Dressy Summer Maxi

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With a relaxed crew neck and short sleeves, this summer party dress has a bit of a surprise in store. Elegantly relaxed, the maxi-length skirt has a slit front for an asymmetrical and sophisticated hemline. The belted waist perfects your look of the casual summer partygoer. And even though the heat of the days lasts long after sunset, you’ll stay cool and fresh in the 65 percent cotton fabric, woven with 35 percent polyester for durability and stretch.

5. Calipessa Flowing Casual Maxi

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Evoking images of both Regency Period fashion and the casual elegance of beach styles, this gorgeous and flowing maxi dress will suit any plan for summer relaxation. Designed narrow spaghetti straps and a dipping neck and back hem, the graceful folds of the skirt fall all the way to the floor for maximum coolness and ease of motion. The 95 percent rayon fabric is lightweight and breathable, with just a bit of stretch added to the cloth by five percent spandex. Look as relaxed and graceful as you feel in this affordable maxi dress made with summer vacation in mind.

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6. Women’s Off-Shoulder Casual Maxi from Verabendi

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Fabric crafted from 95 percent rayon and five percent spandex make this maxi dress a perfect summer outfit. Whether you’re going to the beach, meeting friends for lunch on the patio of your favorite restaurant, or completing necessary tasks around town, you’ll look stylish and fresh. The large ruffle of the low neckline makes movement a breeze, and the modestly slit skirt allows you to run or play as the occasion requires.

7. Strapless Boho Summer Maxi Dress by Yidarton

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With a pattern reminiscent of fine bone china, this blue and white strapless boho maxi dress is perfect for any casual occasion. The flowing skirt and charming bust ruffle render a look that is both attractive and relaxed. As the summer heats up, the fine cotton fabric will permit plenty of circulation to keep you cool, no matter where the day or evening takes you. Wash it by hand with gentle soap and cold water, then hang it to dry so it will be ready to wear the next day.

8. Milumia Plus Size Cold Shoulder Maxi with Slit Hem

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As any woman who purchases clothing in the so-called Plus Size realm knows, it’s not just about adding fabric to a straight size design. This plus size cold shoulder dress is designed with you in mind, cut to fit your body, not accommodate it. The cold shoulder sleeves add a touch of interest, and the vivid tropical designs are ideal for summer parties or casual lunch dates. A slit hem permits a greater range of motion on the dance floor, and lightweight fabric allows for maximum airflow on hot summer days and nights.

9. Dunea’s Autumn ¾ Sleeve Maxi

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As the year moves into autumn, the temperature shifts to cooler days and nights. This sleeved maxi dress is perfect for casual wear, lunch dates, or attending essential meetings. While it does offer a bit more protection from the weather, the scoop neck and light fabric will keep you cool if the day grows warm. The top is made of a rayon-spandex jersey, and the patterned skirt fabric is a polyester-spandex blend for stretch and comfort.

10. Sleeveless Dressy Maxi Dress from Koh Koh

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While none of the comfort of the traditional maxi dress has been sacrificed, this gem is perfect for evening occasions. As elegant and sophisticated as it is affordable, the gathered fabric of the top drapes comfortably leaving arms and shoulders bare. It’s available in sizes from extra-small to 4x, to suit the party dress needs of every woman, and comes in an array of shades to suit any skin tone.

While you may feel you need to pace yourself to avoid overspending, the excellent news is that every dress listed is as affordable as it is beautiful. You don’t need to limit yourself to a single choice. The best maxi dresses for summer and early autumn wear will always be crafted from lightweight material, accommodate many body types with equal grace and beauty, and function just as well at a party as they do dashing from shop to shop.

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By BCR Staff

July 2019