Maxi Dress, Minimal Effort: 15 Easy, Breezy Fall Finds You'll Love
Maxi dresses are ideal in that they promote freedom and prevent the awful sweaty feeling of jeans, but all long dresses are not created equal. The simple tank and t-shirt styles always manage to cling in all the wrong places and are too casual for anything more than running errands. So now that fall is here, we're searching for options you'll actually want to wear.
These styles range from basic maxis to wear daily, to statement-making ones that'll make you feel fabulous. Add a pair of high heels or tall riding boots, and you'll be ready to impress no matter the occasion. Read on for our favorite finds.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams
For Ample Comfort: AE Printed Tiered Maxi Dress
This AE Printed Tiered Maxi Dress ($52, originally $70) is the answer to lazy days when you can't bother getting dressed but you'd still like to be put together. Complete the look with comfortable Birkenstock sandals, platform wedges, or sneakers.
For a Classic Black Dress: La Ligne Smocked Bodice Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress
This La Ligne Smocked Bodice Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress ($237, originally $395) is far from boring, thanks to the puff sleeve drama and fitted upper bodice. We like that the bottom half is flowy and easygoing.
For a Museum Date: H&M Pleated Maxi Dress
The breezy silhouette of this H&M Pleated Maxi Dress ($60) makes it a must have in our fall closet, especially as we transition into the cooler temperatures. It fits loosely, yet it still looks flattering. Style it with a trench coat and some chic strappy heels for a chic museum date.
For 24/7 Comfort: Lou & Grey Ribbed Henley Maxi Dress
This sleeveless Lou & Grey Ribbed Henley Maxi Dress ($60, originally $80) has a smooth ribbed texture and slouchy silhouette that make it look relaxed yet still put-together. It's great for lounging or going on quick walks.
For a Flowy Piece: The Drop Ilana Loose Sleeveless Wide-Hem Poplin Maxi Dress
This The Drop Ilana Loose Sleeveless Wide-Hem Poplin Maxi Dress ($60) has a look that is both easygoing yet put-together. We love it paired with sneakers, but we're totally wearing it with barely there sandals as well.
For Convenient Pockets: Lou & Grey Plaid Pocket Maxi Dress
This Lou & Grey Plaid Pocket Maxi Dress ($90) features side pockets that will come in handy for those long days out and about. From the square neck to the plaid style, everything about it feels feminine and fun.
For an Elevated Date Night: & Other Stories Cupro Maxi Dress
Elevate any future date night with this glossy & Other Stories Cupro Maxi Dress ($129). Style it with a chunky gold necklace and some low-heeled sandals, and you're ready for your dinner, museum date, or anniversary celebration.