Posted: Jun 15, 2012 8:00 AM
The maxi dress has become ubiquitous for easy summer dressing. We love that these dresses can take us from day to night, glide over our warm summer skin and make us look great -- while feeling like we’re still wearing pajamas. Here are six of our favorites.

Slubbed jersey dress

Price: $98

Slubbed jersey maxi

The sexy dress

Price: $78

Sexy maxi

C&C California

Available in both Navy and Desert Poppy, this jersey dress won't constrict you or stick to your skin this summer.

Why we love it^

The spaghetti straps and cut of the back of this dress will truly show off your sun-kissed shoulders.

Victoria's Secret

This dress is, well, sexy! Although the deep v-neckline draws attention to your breasts, that sexiness is balanced out by the floor-grazing skirt.

Why we love it^

It can be tricky to find that perfect length, but this dress is available in two lengths, 38 or 41 inches from the waist, so you won't be dragging your dress along behind you.


Silk dress

Price: $345

Silk maxi

Smocked dress

Price: $98
Smocked maxi


Ok, yes, you read that price correctly. And for most of us, that's a huge chunk (if not all!) of our summer wardrobe budget, but we're willing to bet that this dress would become a favorite in no time and would get tons of wear.

Why we love it^

Made from 100 percent silk, this maxi would envelope you in magic and graze over your warm summer skin.

Michael Stars

This dress is 100 percent cotton, machine washable and available in four vibrant summer colors, so it may just become your favorite thing to wear this summer.

Why we love it^

We don't think it gets any easier than slipping on a dress in a gorgeous summer color and walking out the door.

Colorblock dress

Price: $148

Colorblock maxi

Halter knit dress

Price: $68
Halter maxi

French Connection

The soft jersey in this tank-style bodice, makes it easy to slip on over your head. The voluminous gauze skirt will make you feel girly and the colorblock hemline reflects one of this summer's hottest trends.

Why we love it^

We love that the waistline hits a little lower and hidden in the voluminous skirt are two pockets, which moms truly appreciate.


There's little that's more forgiving than a slightly-bloused bodice. This stretch-jersey maxi ties beautifully behind the neck into a halter strap.

Why we love it^

We think that every woman should have a stash of black dresses that make her feel beautiful and the way this maxi highlights the shoulders makes it a perfect addition to your collection!

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