15 of the best maxi dresses for an effortless summer look | Shopping

Table of Contents SHOP: the best maxi dresses 2021Now! More news!How to style a maxi

Let’s all take a minute for the maxi dress.

Like its sisters, the midi and the midaxi, the maxi dress is the easiest ensemble to wear this season. Simply pair with white sneaks, Birks, or strappy heels and add some gold jewellery and boom! The simplest summer outfit in all the land.

Maxi dresses are also great dining outfits (and by that we mean you can eat as much pasta as you wish without feeling uncomfortable) and are so comfy they could almost rival the oversized tracksuit you lived in during lockdown 3.0.

The ankle-grazing frock is quite frankly a summer staple and your wardrobe is in dire need of one.

From ASOS to QUIZ, we’ve found the very best maxi dresses on the high-street. Race you to the checkouts…

SHOP: the best maxi dresses 2021

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Storm into summer with this swishy strawberry-printed sensation.


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Nobody’s Child is famed for its glorious dresses and this flouncy frock is our favourite of the lot.

Red Chiffon Maxi Dress

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Bold ‘n’ babein’, this red maxi will make the ultimate beach cover-up.

Frill Detail Printed Tiered Maxi Dress

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This joyous frock is the ultimate antidote to months of lockdown.

Pale Blue Stripe Square Neck Tiered Maxi Dress

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Breezy and lightweight, this New Look dress is a corker.

Khaki Zebra Midi Dress

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NeverFullyDressed never disappoints on the ol’ maxi dress front. We’ll be wearing ours with white sneaks and gold jewellery.

NastyGal Puff Sleeve Floral Print Wrap Maxi Dress

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Cause a stir with this babein’ blue maxi. We love the bang-on-trend sweetheart neckline.

Jac Jossa Floral Print Dress

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If you’re looking for the perfect maxi, we love this floral wrap dress from Jac Jossa’s In The Style collection.


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A white maxi is the crux of any summer wardrobe. This ASOS number ticks all our boxes.

Red & White Floral Wrap Maxi Dress

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We love the flattering waist-tie and sheer detailing of this gorj red maxi.

Shirred Detail 3/4 Sleeve Maxi Dress

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There’s nothing chicer than a black dress in summer. Nothing!


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Zebra print is a huge trend for spring/summer and this dress makes it easy to see why.


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This slinky maxi dress was made for making an entrance.


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Go bright and bold with this mood-boosting textured maxi, which can easily be dressed up or down.

Pink Animal Print Chiffon Ruffle Tiered Maxi Dress

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We’re getting massive wedding guest dress vibes from this New Look beauty.

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How to style a maxi dress:

Shopping trip: pair with your favourite white trainers, gold jewellery and a cross-body bag.

Picnic date: we’re thinking sandals and a woven bag for that cottage core vibe.

Bottomless brunch: add some simple heels and a ruffle bag for post-lockdown chic.