Maxi Dresses Make Every Day Feel a Little Fancier

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What is it about a maxi dress that feels so comfy, but looks so fancy? This staple can take you from a day on the patio to an evening soirée. Add a few new ones to your collection with some of our favorite finds here.

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Lily Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer Pearl Lace Maxi Dress
$238.00

Resort-bound this summer? This pineapple-print lace maxi dress couldn't be more perfect for dinner on the beach. 

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Rebecca Minkoff
Rebecca Minkoff Clarissa Floral Tiered Maxi Dress
$136.80

Channel romantic boho vibes with this Rebecca Minkoff maxi dress that can go from day to night. 

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J. Crew
J.Crew Tiered Gingham Maxi Dress
$88.98

Check, please! You'll be all of the #gardenpartygoals with this gingham-print, ruffled maxi dress. 

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NSR
NSR Polka Dot Ruffle Maxi Dress
$52.80

The polka-dot pattern is back in full force, and it feels even more sophisticated in a red and navy palette. 

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AFRM
AFRM Andrea Ruffle Wrap Dress
$148.00

The best-dressed wedding guest title is basically yours with this sunny yellow maxi dress that keeps your shoes on display.

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Splendid
Splendid x Margherita Banda Maxi Dress
$38.40

Now you can master off-duty style in one step with this striped tank dress designed in collaboration with Margherita Missoni. 

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Sundry
Sundry Sheath Maxi Dress
$85.40

Say hello to the new summer uniform! This maxi dress is just as comfy as yoga pants, but it looks way more pulled together.

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ASOS
ASOS Linen Button-Through Striped Maxi Dress
$60.00

Breezy linen sundresses are the ultimate companion to hot days. Bonus: The vertical stripes on this one have a lengthening effect.

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Alexis
Alexis Janna Floral-Print Wrap Dress
$145.20

If you don't have vacation plans, this cotton maxi dress is worth making some ASAP. It's especially flattering with a wrap-style closure.

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Ali & Jay
Ali & Jay Darling Nikki Floral Maxi Dress
$148.00

From weekend brunches to date nights, this billowy floral maxi dress keeps you looking like the picture of summer. 

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Nicholas
Nicholas Mayflower Wrap Split Dress
$450.00

Bringing the drama isn't always a bad thing. You'll be a magnet for compliments in this silk maxi dress with cutout sleeves.