I have many, many dresses in my wardrobe. Some are short-sleeved; some are long. Some are printed; others are colour-block. But even the most dedicated collector can have gaps in their collection, and admittedly, there's one specific style I've been neglecting: maxi dresses.
I put this down to my 5' 3" frame and the lack of spare time to get to the tailor, but I've always found shopping for maxi dresses somewhat of a chore. As such, I tend to stick to midis and minis, which require zero alterations. Lately, however, my head has been turned by the plethora of pretty maxi dresses my favourite influencers have been wearing to usher in the summer months.
It's easy to see the sudden appeal of a maxi dress. For the most part, they keep you covered, which is ideal for the changeable weather we're currently experiencing. Still, the attraction goes way beyond practicality—there's something downright fabulous about wearing a maxi dress. My guess is all the swooshing potential. After a year spent dressing for comfort and very little else, I'm all for wanting to feel fancy in my clothes again.
So I set out to find the best summer maxi dresses out there for every style and budget. Below, you'll find the fruits of my labour—27 maxi dresses so beautiful you'll be tempted to burn your joggers. Scroll below to see them, and I guarantee you'll fall back in love with dresses again.