Listen, if you’re anything like us, you’ve been reveling in the comfort of sweats and leggings all winter long. But since summer is right around the corner, you’re going to need some pieces that provide the same level of comfort without causing your body temperature to double. That’s where maxi dresses come in—they’re flowy, convenient, comfortable and versatile, so you can tailor your pick depending on the occasion. Whether you’re hitting up a Sunday brunch or bridal shower, here’s a list of 20 of the best plus size maxi dresses to have in your closet this summer.
The 20 Best Plus Size Maxi Dresses to Add to Your Closet This Summer
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3. H&m+ Long Linen-blend Dress
Save the environment, but make it fashion with this easy pick from H&M. It’s ideal when you’re dashing out the door and want something simple but also stylish. Part of H&M’s Conscious line, this dress is not only ultra-breathable, but it’s also made of sustainable material.
5. Fashion To Figure Shandra Mock-neck Bodycon Maxi Dress
Is it even summertime if you’re not trying to show off those curves? This mock-neck bodycon maxi will help you live your best life in the comfiest way possible. You can wear it with sneakers for an athleisure look (as pictured) or pair it with some cute sandals. Your pick.
6. Fashion To Figure Mika Denim Button-up Maxi Dress
Few fabrics transitions from day to night quite as seamlessly as denim, so it’s always wise to have a traditional denim dress in your closet. You can wear it with sneakers or sandals during the day, then swap those out for some heels at night. Add some earrings, a clutch and a light bracelet and you’re good to go. P.S: This denim dress is also available in light wash.
10. Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda Maxi Dress
You’ve been cooped up all year and finally decided to treat yourself to a beach vacay. Just because you’ve spent majority of the year in leggings and sweatpants doesn’t mean you can’t get back on the dressy bandwagon. Get back in the game with this ultra-versatile dress, which you can wear strapless, off the shoulder or on just one shoulder.
12. Eloquii Off The Shoulder Maxi With Side Slits
Whether you’re attending a virtual or in-person graduation, this form-fitting maxi is just the right amount of dressy. With stretch knit and a double layer band to holding the shoulder panel in place, rest assured you’ll be sitting comfortably throughout the entire ceremony.
13. Hutch Lysette Wrap Maxi Dress
No offense to animal prints or florals, but nothing says an audacious queen has entered the room quite like a geometric pattern. You can wear this elegant yet daring number with some heels or flats and because it’s so colorful, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the color shoe you want.
14. Anthropologie Polka Dot Maxi Dress
We can’t talk about pattern without including an all-time classic. This rayon polka dot maxi is perfect when you’re hosting some friends over and just don’t want to over-think it in the outfit department. With flutter sleeves, cut-out back detail and pullover styling, it’s the also the perfect piece to have in your closet for when plans come up abruptly.
15. Milumia Plus Size Casual V-neck Asymmetrical Maxi Dress
Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but for summer, they’re timeless. You can wear this chiffon dress to a small, backyard wedding or a baby shower and fit right in. The cutout shoulders and flutter sleeves keep this look soft and feminine.
17. Zelie For She Wild Oversize Maxi Dress
This turquoise number is not only striking, but it provides the maximum breeziness that long dresses are known for. The color is so attention-grabbing that you’ll want pretty basic accessories, like a simple pair of hoops and a delicate matching necklace.
19. Michael Kors Plus Size Maxi Shirtdress
Ever wished your shirtdress was a little bit longer? Well, this Michael Kors maxi is your solution. With a point collar, flap chest pockets and gold buttons up front, we can see this ensemble working just swimmingly for Mother’s Day brunch.