Jul 182018
 

We’re always on the hunt for that one-and-done that will take us from work to drinks to weekend brunch plans with friends. And this summer it comes by way of the floral maxi dress. Miranda Priestly might not have thought florals to be groundbreaking, but she clearly didn’t meet our new favorite seasonal wardrobe essential.

Whether you’re a fan of the sophisticated floral print, bright and bold shades, or prefer a classic English rose print, the sky’s the limit with this one. Go with spaghetti straps, cute cap sleeves, or elegant lengths, but keep the look maxi in silhouette. You can dress it down with flats or up with heels, you can seek styles with a sultry slit, or you can opt for more of a tunic-style shape. Whatever you do, though, you know you’ll be shopping for that one piece you can take absolutely everywhere. And what’s more is that you don’t even need any accessories to make it pop. In fact, with one of the below maxi dress outfits in your arsenal, you practically guarantee you’ll be the best dressed in the room.

From elegant cocktail looks to beach-bound bohemian inspiration, check out the below looks for the ultimate in summertime inspiration. Then shop our favorite floral maxi dresses—stat!

Choose a style that does all the work for you, and opt for one that not only features an allover bright print but also a layered ruffle style.
Whether at the beach or closer to the city, opt for a casual tunic style this summer.
Opt for a more structured bustier style if you’re heading to a cocktail party or two.
For a dress you can take from work to after-hours cocktails, opt for a colorful style with a white base in a silk fabric that’s just fancy enough to wear to work as well as casual events.
We love a bright pop of color with multitoned florals on a deep black background.
Style your floral maxi with beach essentials like flat ankle-strap sandals, statement-making sunglasses, and a woven bag.
Choose muted tones when you’re looking for that colorful floral that still remains understated. Finish it off with a bag that coordinates with one of the hues in your overall look.
Dress down any cocktail-ready floral maxi with the addition of flat sandals. We particularly love ones that have thicker, edgier straps.
Go full-blown boho with a floral maxi that has a ton of extra fabric for movement. You’ve never channeled your inner flower child in a chicer way.
Master the art of the sleek-yet-casual vibe by pairing your eye-catching floral maxi dress with a pair of brogues or oxfords for your feet.
We love the high-low dressing of a floral maxi dress paired with sneakers. You’ll look casual and cool, but you’ll also be able to instantly turn that party dress into a look more fitting for a Sunday stroll.
For an edgy take on the ultra-sophisticated look, top your cocktail maxi with a leather jacket. It’s also a great way to take this summertime favorite into cooler days and months.
Layer up with a bright white baby tee underneath your floral maxi dress. It’s an easy way to dress down an after-hours favorite.
Seek flowy styles with long sleeves to take this summertime trend into bohemian territory. With a pair of heeled sandals and a structured bag, however, it will feel more elevated than ever.
Mix two of your most beloved summertime looks by seeking a floral maxi dress with an off-the-shoulder silhouette. For a high-low take on the look, consider styling this one with sneakers.
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A floral maxi dress convert yet? With these above looks, you might never wear anything else.


15 Floral Maxi Dress Looks You'll Live in This Summer
Source: Who What Wear

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