During the long, hot days of summer, lightweight, breathable clothing is a must. And among the few warm-weather wardrobe staples like shorts, skirts, and T-shirts is the maxi dress. In our opinion, it is the single most comfortable, practical, and stylish piece of clothing we have in our closets.
Maxi dresses — especially those in bold prints — are incredibly flattering and visually elongate the legs when worn with a pair of wedges or heels. And speaking of flattering, a maxi wrap dress is pretty much universally so, with a defined waistline and V-neckline. Bonus: they are so easy to wear and appropriate for a range of formal and informal events.
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If you're looking for the perfect travel dress, opt for one made from linen, cotton, or rayon since these fabrics will keep your body cool whether you are on the beach or grabbing drinks at the hotel's rooftop bar. Pair it with this summer’s must-have accessory, a straw bag, for a boho touch.
If you need something to wear this wedding season, opt for a simple design in a bright color or print or one with feminine details such as ruffles, an off-the-shoulder neckline, or lace paneling.
We scoured Amazon Fashion for the prettiest styles and found 15 maxi dresses that you can have hanging in your closet in two days with a simple Alexa command.
Milumia Button-up Split Maxi Dress
Get ready to receive a lot of compliments on this dress. It has a flowy A-line silhouette and a button-up closure with an elastic waist, and it comes in so many fun prints that are perfect for summer.
To buy: amazon.com, from $20
Viishow Women's Short Sleeve Maxi Dress
This dress may sport a rather classic silhouette but it comes in a variety of bold colors and vibrant prints (and it has pockets!) so we understand why reviewers buy it in multiple styles.
To buy: amazon.com, from $17
Roxy Women's Hot Summer Lands Long Dress
We’d wear this gorgeous sundress both on and off the beach. It sports adjustable ruffled criss-cross straps at the back and a comfy loose silhouette.
To buy: amazon.com, $70
Yidarton Women Summer Blue and White Porcelain Maxi Dress
Playful ruffles and a side slit complement this boho-inspired strapless maxi. It’s the ultimate vacation dress that you can pair with wedges and a wide-brim hat.
To buy: amazon.com, from $14
Lilly Pulitzer Women's Parigi Maxi Dress
We will never get bored of Lilly Pulitzer’s colorful prints. This dress sports one in shades of blue, green, and pink as well as an incredibly flattering V-neck silhouette.
To buy: amazon.com, $218
Riviera Sun Tie-dye Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress
Tie-dye prints are having a major fashion moment this summer so this loose-fitting maxi dress is the perfect trendy addition to your closet. Whether or not you accessorize it with a flower crown to channel your inner hippie is totally up to you.
To buy: amazon.com, $25
Milumia Women's Plus-size Floral Maxi Dress
This palm-printed dress will quickly become a vacation go-to. One reviewer even went so far as to say it made her “feel like a goddess.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $28
Betsey Johnson Women's Striped Maxi Dress
This flowy, ruffled number is so stylish — and flattering thanks to the vertical striped print — that we’d probably keep it for a more special occasion like a garden party or a barbecue at a friend’s summer house.
To buy: amazon.com, from $44
Jack Women's Sunshine of My Life Maxi Dress
This beautiful dress is proof that you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles for an outfit to leave a lasting impression — all you need is a few strategically placed crochet panels.
To buy: amazon.com, $65
Adrianna Papell Women's Capsleeve Maxi Dress
Looking for a breezy dress to wear to an outdoor wedding this summer? You just found it. It sports an elastic waistband for definition and pretty tassels.
To buy: amazon.com, from $43
Desigual Women's Vest Greta Maxi Dress
Make a bold statement in this ocean-inspired maxi dress that sports a multi-colored print, a design element Desigual is famous for.
To buy: amazon.com, $126
O'Neill Women's Off Shoulder Front Tie Woven Midi Dress
We really didn’t think that our obsession with the off-the-shoulder silhouette would last that long but here we are. And we’re totally adding this feminine dress to our summer wardrobe.
To buy: amazon.com, $41
French Connection Women's Aubi Rayon V-neck Maxi Dress
This is another pretty daytime option that we’d wear to a special occasion. We really love the feminine bell sleeves and the subtle side slit.
To buy: amazon.com, $158
Rachel Pally Women's Long Caftan Dress
Inspired by classic caftans, this dress has kimono sleeves and a deep V-neck. We love that the ties at the waist can be adjusted for the perfect fit.
To buy: amazon.com, from $136
Show Me Your Mumu Women's Nicola Maxi Dress
We already proclaimed our love for off-the-shoulder dresses and this pretty number features tie straps that prevent the dress from sliding up or down.
To buy: amazon.com, $180