Maxi dresses are this season's go-to dress length for parties, weekends and work. Shop our favourite styles...
Maxi dresses are the original new season-ready item, but there’s nothing classic about this season’s take on the wardrobe essential. With luxurious textures clashes and minimal 90s styles hitting the rails,there’s never been a better time to update your dress collection.
Are you feeling this season’s minimalist mood? Then references the 90s with silk and velvet slip dresses, strapless column dresses and everyday-ready jumper dresses.
Alternatively, are you into all things boho and feminine? We’ve got a feeling you’ll love IRO’s floaty printed floor-sweeper. Complete your throwback look with an oh-so-chic fringed bag and denim jacket.
If the invites are racking up for this summer’s weddings, bag yourself a versatile floor-skimmer that can be reworked throughout the season. Maxi dresses are a great choice for formal occasions when complemented with a statement clutch and strappy heels – Needle & Thread, Adam Lippes and The Row are among our go-to brands when it comes to choosing something special.
If you want to try your hand at one of this season’s more daring trends, consider shopping for maxi dresses with a lace insert or cut-out detail. Team with statement flats for a striking new season look.
From cosy weekend knitted staples to workwear-appropriate long shirts,or even a summer-holiday ready off-the-shoulder chambray number, there’s a dress for all shapes, styles and budgets right here.
We’ve scoured the high street and designer fashion stores to find the best maxi dresses in the shops right now.
Heading off on holiday? You won’t want to be without this kaftan-inspired maxi dress.
French Connection might just have your occasionwear dilemmas sorted with this beautifully embroidered maxi dress.
The high next and elegant floral print on this maxi dress make it look far more expensive than its price tag.
Shop now: PRODUCT for £25 from Peacocks
The subtle way to do the off-the-shoulder trend.
Shop now: Striped maxi dress for £55 from M&S
Stripes are a trend that’ll never go away, so this dress is a safe bet.
Shop now: Striped maxi dress for £39.50 from M&S
This free-flowing silk dress comes courtesy of every French girl’s favourite fashion brand, ba&sh.
Shop now: Jessy dress for £460 from ba&sh
Fine tune this look with colourful sandals for ultimate holiday style.
This softly structured dress is best worn with satin lime green heels.
The soft print on this dress makes it elegant enough to be worn on holiday as well more formal occasions like weddings.
Want to stand out in a sea of florals at a wedding? This gold appliqué dress is just the ticket.
The washed-out colour palette on this dress is perfect for summer, and makes elegant enough to wear for dinner al fresco too.
Another wedding season saviour, this pleated number is best worn with some gold sandals.
Shop now: Red pleat maxi dress for £80 from Next
Team this patchwork dress with some espadrilles (weather permitting) and cat eye sunglasses for a super cool boho look.
Go for the monochrome look with this simple maxi.
Add a pop of yellow to your wardrobe with this ethereal design.
The perfect summer party dress, right here.
Shop now: Marylebone dress for £289 from OUTLINE