7 Maxi dresses for all occasions (and budgets)


It’s back! The season of summer’s favourite staple, the maxi dress is upon us, and we can’t wait to let longer hemlines rule. With the sun beaming down, it’s the perfect excuse to ditch anything that resembles a pair of jeans and jump on the all-things-pretty bandwagon

Think maxi dresses are for daytime only? Think again. From silhouette-skimming cuts to prints that go pop, we’ve rounded up six of the best maxi styles to suit all occasions – and budgets!

So, whether you’re heading to a summer wedding, or simply looking to dress up a daytime look with a display of eye-opening prints, shop on. It’ll be hard not to…

1. The beach wedding maxi

The intricate embellishment adorning this dress makes it the ideal glam companion for a dream Aruban wedding. You’ll be the best dressed guest, hands down.  Adrianna Papell Art Deco beaded dress, £240,  available at House of Fraser.

2. The summer barbecue maxi

Liven things up at your next summer bbq by sporting this print-tastic number. Don’t let the food do all the talking! Animal print cut-out maxi dress, £22, available at River Island.

3. The daytime maxi 

Need an easy number for daytime wear? Forget the fuss and frill, and let this jersey maxi take your from a.m. to p.m. Just add a smattering of colourful jewels for evening.  Only jersey maxi dress, £12, available at Asos.

4. The quintessential holiday maxi

A riot of multicolour print and a form-fitting cut make this maxi dress the ideal contender for sipping cocktails in at a beach-side bar. Mixed print cut-out maxi dress, £30, available at River Island.

5.  The British summer wedding maxi

The jewel-embellished bodice together with the wispy, layered chiffon skirt make this maxi dress perfect for a summer wedding, right here, in Blighty!  Maxi dress with embellished bodice, £55, available at Asos.

6.  The beach cover-up maxi

Don’t worry about cramping your bikini style on the beach, as this colourblock cover-up will still keep all eyes on you. Colourblock bandeau maxi dress, £22, available at River Island.

7. The brunch date maxi

If you’re a lover of wearable prints, then this bandeau maxi dress is a great option for a sunny brunch catch up with the girls. Ethnic print bandeau maxi dress, £22.99, available at New Look.

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