12 Target Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and Forever
Target is an undisputed fashion hub year-round, but even I'll admit: come summertime, I find myself spending an absurd amount of time scrolling through (and yes, often splurging on) the brand's wide array of dresses, in particular. And can you blame a girl? From relaxed t-shirt dresses and floral gowns to silky slips and printed midi dresses galore, Target really has some of today's cutest dress styles all rounded up in one convenient shopping space — and usually under $40, too (bonus!).
This season especially, the retailer has been delivering in the maxi dress department — with a selection of maxi dresses that are not only perfect for summer, but also great additions to your fall wardrobe, too. We're loving the breezy look of these slip-on styles, while Target's iterations of the famous nap dress are also proving to be equally adorable. Whether you're in the market for a darling, daytime look or are shopping out a more evening-friendly dress, chances are that Target has a maxi dress in stock that can help you to meet all of your styling needs.
And to help you simplify your online browsing through Target's site (a notoriously dangerous game in itself), we've hand-picked a few of our favorite maxi dresses from Target that we think should be on your radar. Scroll down to shop our selection!
A Cozy Dress: A New Day Sleeveless Plisse Knit Dress
If there was ever a style that looked (and felt) like it was made to be a work-from-home uniform, this A New Day Sleeveless Plisse Knit Dress ($25) would be it. The slip-on frock is super breezy — with an easy pull-over style that provides a hassle-free outfit, chic enough for any occasion. We also love that it comes in so many fresh colors, like black, gray, and a mint green.
A Patterned Dress: Universal Thread Sleeveless Tiered Dress
You'll turn heads in every room thanks to this Universal Thread Sleeveless Tiered Dress ($26, originally $30). The style is wrapped in a boho-esque, Ikat print design that's as eye-catching as it is vibrant. And with the gown's smocked bodice, users can easily achieve a breezy look that's perfect for daytime wear.
A Regal Dress: Universal Thread Balloon Long Sleeve Dress
That famous Hill House nap dress has some serious competition with this Universal Thread Balloon Long Sleeve Dress ($25, originally $30). The airy look of the sleeves elevates the dress with a more regal flair — taking you from a coffee date to the office to any post-work shenanigans and beyond. Despite the long-sleeve design, the dress is still super breathable, too — thanks to its soft cotton composition.
A Sleeveless Dress: City Chic Plus Size Inamorato Spot Dress
It's giving '50s housewife vibes, and we're not at made about it. This City Chic Plus Size Inamorato Spot Dress ($75, originally $149) is seriously so charming. From the spotted design to the fit-and-flare silhouette, the maxi dress looks (and feels) just like a quintessential summer gown.
A Tiered Dress: Robbie Bee Sleeveless Tiered Skirt Maxi Dress
Tiered maxi dresses are really the unsung hero of the dress family — exhibited by this Robbie Bee Sleeveless Tiered Skirt Maxi Dress ($40, originally $78). The style provides a completely effortless vibe, giving off the illusion that you put a ton of effort into your look — even if you only got ready in under five minutes. The scoop neckline also does so much to round out the maxi dress with a softer touch.
A Bright Dress: Who What Wear Bell Long Sleeve Dress
Treat your transitional wardrobe to a bright and bold touch — provided by this serotonin-boosting Who What Wear Bell Long Sleeve Dress ($28, originally $40), of course. This style is hailed as the "ultimate maxi" for a hot day, thanks to its breathable material. Best of all: the gown is also available to shop in a muted, black color!
A Halter Dress: A New Day Sleeveless Tiered Dress
You haven't fully embraced the fashion trends of the aughts if you haven't invested in a trippy, marbled slip like this A New Day Sleeveless Tiered Dress ($40). The blue-hued number has everything you could ever dream of in a maxi dress style — including a strappy closure and inside pocket.
A Daytime Dress: Sandra Darren Sleeveless Tiered Maxi Dress
This Sandra Darren Sleeveless Tiered Maxi Dress ($40, originally $78) is a real winner in our book. From the tie sleeve detailing and front button accents to the breezy, tiered silhouette, there's so much to love about the frock. Plus, you can easily dress it up with heels, or dress it down with a dainty pair of flats or sneakers for a more complete look.
A Floral Dress: Knox Rose Flutter Short Sleeve A-Line Dress
We're convinced that floral dresses are great for wear in any season — and this Knox Rose Flutter Short Sleeve A-Line Dress ($35) is doing the most to prove our point. Unlike other maxi dresses, this style features flutter sleeves, which create a fashion-forward look. And reviewers also love the variety of colors and floral-centric patterns that you can shop in this dress style.
A Sheer Dress: City Chic Plus Size Botanica Maxi Dress
All eyes are on you if you're wearing this City Chic Plus Size Botanica Maxi Dress ($65, originally $129). While the gown provides full-coverage, we adore the added sheer detailing that's draped across the dress, as it creates a more layered look. The self-tie waist belt is an added bonus, too — though it's removable, if the user prefers.
A Fall-Friendly Dress: Sandra Darren Long Sleeve Plaid Maxi Shirt Dress
Nothing says fall quite like a plaid-wrapped dress — especially if it's as cozy as this Sandra Darren Long Sleeve Plaid Maxi Shirt Dress ($40, originally $78). A shirt dress is arguably a wardrobe staple in any season — but this fall, it's predicted to be a truly coveted essential.
A Body-Hugging Dress: Wild Fable Ruched Slip Dress
And last (though certainly not least), we have this elegant Wild Fable Ruched Slip Dress ($25, originally $35). While the style might not be as versatile as other, more daytime-friendly frocks, it is the perfect evening gown — and can be easily paired with stilettos or a blazer for a more layered look. Bonus: it's available to shop in a number of colors, too!