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35 Maxi Dresses You'll Want To Wear All Spring And Summer

The longer your dresses, the longer the warm weather will last. That's science. I asked.

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1. A flowing maxi gown that can keep you covered (no matter how much you twist and twirl).

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Price: $29.99+ (available in 23 colors and sizes S(Petite)–XXL(Tall).

2. A tomato ensemble with a fresh pattern too cute to ever go out of style, so you can keep this as a family ~heirloom~ forever.

Get it from Modcloth for $69 (available in two styles and sizes XS–XL).
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Get it from Modcloth for $69 (available in two styles and sizes XS–XL).

3. An off-the-shoulder dress that'll keep you from going off-the-wall when the heat really starts kicking in.

Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes S–XL).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes S–XL).

4. A flowing gown conveniently designed to match the venue and theme for every wedding you'll be attending this year.

Get it from Modcloth for $149 (available in three colors and sizes XXS–4X).
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Get it from Modcloth for $149 (available in three colors and sizes XXS–4X).

5. A daring, dark dress for anyone who wants to stun in the sun while also giving off a subtle "anti-sunshine" vibe.

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Get it from Asos for $42 (available in petite sizes 00–12).

6. An airy light blue dress with a paisley pattern, adjustable sleeves, and button-down front that is sure to satisfy those spring and summer vibes.

Get it from Torrid for $78.90 (available in plus sizes 1–6).
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Get it from Torrid for $78.90 (available in plus sizes 1–6).

7. A lightweight dress you can wear basically until Halloween winds hit us up again.

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Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors and sizes S–XL, with pockets).

8. A lush tied maxi with a figure-hugging shape that'll ~leaf~ everyone breathless.

Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in two colors and plus sizes 1X–3X).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $38 (available in two colors and plus sizes 1X–3X).

9. An asymmetrical dress for every tall girl who wishes a maxi actually met their expectations. Don't worry, this dress will have you (and your ankles) covered.

Get it from Boohoo for $17 (available in tall sizes 4–12).
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Get it from Boohoo for $17 (available in tall sizes 4–12).

10. A basic racerback maxi, because the best part about spring and summer vacation is sleeping in, and in this super soft shift you're gonna feel like you never even left your bed.

Get it from Walmart for $24.99 (available in three colors and sizes S–L).
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Get it from Walmart for $24.99 (available in three colors and sizes S–L).

11. A pleated maxi that'll definitely be a ~bright~ idea all year long.

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Get it from Asos for $48 (available in plus sizes 12–28).

12. A sheer detailed dress you can pair with every piece of lingerie that deserves to be seen.

Get it from Asos for $51 (available in sizes XS–L).
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Get it from Asos for $51 (available in sizes XS–L).

13. A perfectly revealing romper to give you the length you want while still showing off your stunning legs — definitely the best of both worlds.

Get it from Torrid for $68.90 (available in plus sizes 12–30).
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Get it from Torrid for $68.90 (available in plus sizes 12–30).

14. A cheetah print piece with a plunging V-neck, ruffled sleeves, and some definite ~bite.~

Get it from Nasty Gal for $65 (available in sizes 2–6).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $65 (available in sizes 2–6).

15. Or a cotton dress that'll look straight out of the jungle.

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Get it from Target for $27.99 (available in plus sizes XL–4X).

16. A cozy dress perfect for spring storms and "oh oh those summer nights."

Get it from Free People for $98 (available in two colors and sizes XS–L).
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Get it from Free People for $98 (available in two colors and sizes XS–L).

17. A sweeping maxi with high slits so you can stroll confidently and comfortably throughout all of sandal season.

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Get it from Nordstrom for $55 (available in 10 patterns and sizes XS–XXL).

18. A striped number that'll compliment your every perfect curve.

Get it from Avenue for $32.50 (available in plus sizes 14–32).
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Get it from Avenue for $32.50 (available in plus sizes 14–32).

19. A flowy floral dress designed for desert sun, cityskapes, ocean sides, and everywhere else vacation season takes you.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $52 (available in sizes 2–8).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $52 (available in sizes 2–8).

20. A shimmering gown sure to help you shine when you stand in the sun.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–L).
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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

21. A stretchy maxi you can know will actually look like a maxi dress, even for those of us who are oh so very tall.

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Promising review: "This is a great dress for the tall ladies, I'm 5 foot 11 inches and it just barley misses the floor." —Brad

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven colors and sizes S–XL, with pockets).

22. A lightweight dress perfect for wearing on its own, layering up, and basically never taking off.

Get it from Forever 21 for $26.60 (available in three colors and sizes S–L, with pockets).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $26.60 (available in three colors and sizes S–L, with pockets).

23. A leopard print piece you know will be the ~cat's meow.~

Get it from Asos for $48 (available in plus sizes 14–28).
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Get it from Asos for $48 (available in plus sizes 14–28).

24. A preppy dress designed to wear in fields of flowers — you can practically hear Maria von Trapp singing scales just by looking at it.

Get it from Free People for $98 (available in four colors and sizes XS–L).
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Get it from Free People for $98 (available in four colors and sizes XS–L).

25. A floral number that'll be as rosy as your cheeks will be from the compliments you get while wearing it.

Get it from Avenue for $39 (available in plus sizes 14–32).
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Get it from Avenue for $39 (available in plus sizes 14–32).

26. A seriously chic dress to wrap yourself in on date night before your boo wraps you in their arms.

Get it from Forever 21 for $58 (available in two colors and size S/M–M/L).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $58 (available in two colors and size S/M–M/L).

27. An edgy one for giving you a leg-up in every competition.

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 18 patterns and sizes XS–XXL).
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Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in 18 patterns and sizes XS–XXL).

28. A simple cotton dress you'll want to wear all year long, because it'll go with every style and every season.

Get it from H&M for $19.99 (available in two colors and sizes L–4XL).
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Get it from H&M for $19.99 (available in two colors and sizes L–4XL).

29. A silk slip you'd better get before it's gone, you wouldn't want to ~slip up~ and miss your chance to get this stunner!

Get it from Free People for $49.95 (available in two colors and sizes XS–L).
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Get it from Free People for $49.95 (available in two colors and sizes XS–L).

30. A casual tie-dye maxi to tie ~dye~ for.

Get it from Amazon for $18.56+ (available in 21 colors and sizes XS–XL, with pockets).
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Get it from Amazon for $18.56+ (available in 21 colors and sizes XS–XL, with pockets).

31. A smooth striped dress you can wear whenever it's time to slip into something special.

Get it from Lane Bryant for $79.99 (available in two colors and plus sizes 14–28).
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Get it from Lane Bryant for $79.99 (available in two colors and plus sizes 14–28).

32. A striking gown Taylor Swift would swipe right off your body, because she knows as well as we do, loving it will be red.

Get it from Anthropologie for $288 (available in sizes XS–XL).
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Get it from Anthropologie for $288 (available in sizes XS–XL).

33. A poppy dress that'll remind you to keep it chic all season long.

Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in plus sizes 0X–3X).
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Get it from Forever 21 for $27.90 (available in plus sizes 0X–3X).

34. A velvet maxi to make a (soft) statement.

Get it from Nasty Gal for $36 (available in sizes 2–10).
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Get it from Nasty Gal for $36 (available in sizes 2–10).

35. And a stunning sheer dress that'll absolutely impress all the members of the yacht club you are now the president of.

Get it from Ashley Stewart for $89.70 (available in plus sizes 12–26).
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Get it from Ashley Stewart for $89.70 (available in plus sizes 12–26).

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