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!
A floral maxi dress convert yet? With these above looks, you might never wear anything else.