20 Casual Maxi Dresses That You Can Dress Up For Summer!

Style expert and fashion blogger, Candie Anderson has the scoop on the best casual maxi dresses that you can dress up or down for summer.
Style expert and fashion blogger, Candie Anderson has the scoop on the best casual maxi dresses that you can dress up or down for summer.

 

 

When it comes to summer fashion, I adore dresses that I can wear time and time again. Who wants to spend a fortune on a dress that you will wear one time to a wedding and never touch again? I know I sure don’t! This season I’m loving casual maxi dresses that I can dress up or down.

Believe it or not, but it is possible to buy a comfy, casual dress that is perfect for weekend brunch, a summer concert, and can also be worn to a wedding! The secret is in the shoes, jewelry and accessories!

Over the last week I’ve been doing research on the best maxi dresses for summer for this blog post. It was definitely time consuming, there are so many gorgeous dresses to choose from. I wanted to make sure that they were trendy, gorgeous and for the most part, affordable too.

Today, I’m excited to share 20 trendy casual maxi dresses that you can dress up or down with jewelry and accessories for summer 2018 and beyond! They’re perfect for a variety of occasions and events – from backyard barbecues to the 4th of July, graduation parties, wedding guest season, vacationing and more.

 

Style expert and fashion blogger, Candie Anderson has the scoop on the best casual maxi dresses that you can dress up or down for summer 2018! These dresses are perfect for backyard barbecues, pool parties, beach weddings, wedding guests and more.
Style expert and fashion blogger, Candie Anderson has the scoop on the best casual maxi dresses that you can dress up or down for summer 2018! These dresses are perfect for backyard barbecues, pool parties, beach weddings, wedding guests and more.

 

Fabulous casual floral print maxi dresses

You can never go wrong with a great floral print dress! Floral print dresses are ladylike, cheerful and just a classic trend that signifies spring and summer. Floral print dresses are incredibly popular for 2018! The dresses I featured below are not only perfect for summer, but you can pair them with a leather moto jacket or suede jacket for fall. Here are a few favorites that are sure to adore!

 

This faux wrap maxi dress is available in floral prints and solid colors too! I can get enough of this black floral print dress, it’ll look great with flip flops (I love my Valentino Rockstuds!), wedge sandals and block heel sandals. This dress will look amazing with ankle boots come fall as well. PS: Did I mention that it’s only $48? It’s a rarity when you find a gorgeous dress that is under $50!

SOPRANO Faux Wrap Maxi Dress Black Coral Floral print casual maxi dresses summer 2018
SOPRANO Faux Wrap Maxi Dress Black Coral Floral 

 

 

This blue off the shoulder dress with ruffle detailing is a favorite of mine! It’s perfect for a beach wedding, vacationing, a birthday party and more! Pair it with your favorite wedges, flat sandals, slides, flip flops, block heel sandals and more.

TOPSHOP Blair Floral Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress Blue Multi casual maxi dresses summer 2018
TOPSHOP Blair Floral Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress Blue Multi

 

 

This boho chic floral print maxi is a favorite of mine! It comes in four gorgeous colors for summer. It’s perfect for weekend brunch, summer barbecues, pool parties, a country wedding and more! Just pair it with your favorite shoe and you’re set.

FREE PEOPLE Through the Vine Maxi Dress casual maxi dresses summer 2018
FREE PEOPLE Through the Vine Maxi Dress

 

 

Button front dresses are very popular this season! I recently shared a few must have button front dresses for summer, and I’m excited to add one more to the mix. I can’t get enough of this floral print maxi dress with button front detailing and ruffles too! Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s very affordable too! This dress comes in two colors, and I want them both. You can wear it to a wedding, an outdoor picnic, a bridal shower, baby shower, and a variety of occasions! The best part is it’s only $55!

BAND OF GYPSIES Floral Maxi Dress Navy Coral casual maxi dresses summer 2018
BAND OF GYPSIES Floral Maxi Dress Navy Coral

 

 

Blush pink is one of the hottest color trends, especially for wedding guests! You can’t go wrong with this pretty blush pink off the shoulder dress with floral print detailing. It’ll look amazing with wedges and strappy heeled sandals!

ROW A Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress Blush Pink floral print casual maxi dresses summer 2018
ROW A Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress Blush Pink

 

 

I’m obsessed with this maxi length floral slip dress! Isn’t it fab? It comes in tons of different colors. It’s perfect for vacationing, a beach wedding, and more. You can pair it with wedges, flip flops, block heels and more. It’ll also look great with a distressed denim jacket on a chilly summer night.

FREE PEOPLE Beau Print Slipdress Black Combo casual maxi dresses summer 2018
FREE PEOPLE Beau Print Slipdress Black Combo 

 

 

If you love floral prints as much as I do, and searching for a trendy off the shoulder number, you’re in luck! This fab off the shoulder cinch floral print dress is very flattering and comes in a few different colors. You can pair it with your favorite sandal for summer or ankle boot come fall!

1.STATE Off the Shoulder Cinched Waist Maxi Dress Night Navy Blue casual maxi dresses summer 2018
1.STATE Off the Shoulder Cinched Waist Maxi Dress Night Navy Blue

 

 

This stunning floral print dress is so popular, there are only a few sizes left! It’s perfect for summer and fall and will be a staple in your wardrobe all season long. I love everything about it, especially the popular tie front detailing!

WAYF Massa Tie Knot Midi Dress Black Ditzy Floral Print casual maxi dresses summer 2018
WAYF Massa Tie Knot Midi Dress Black Ditzy Floral Print 

 

 

Don’t you just love this cold shoulder floral print maxi dress? I love the vintage inspired pink flowers and ruffle detailing. It’s super affordable at only $125! PS: It’s lined, which is always a plus!

BB Dakota Tae Dress Vanilla floral print pink cold shoulder casual maxi dresses summer 2018
BB Dakota Tae Dress Vanilla

 

 

This gorgeous floral print maxi dress can be worn on the shoulder and off the shoulder too! Be sure to head over to the website to see the multiple ways you can wear it! It’s perfect for a variety of occasions.

Flynn Skye Bardot Maxi Dress Country Side Blooms floral print casual maxi dresses summer 2018
Flynn Skye Bardot Maxi Dress Country Side Blooms

 

 

You may remember a few months ago I shared a similar gray floral print dress? It was so popular! I’m excited to see that this dress is back this season and in a maxi length! It’s perfect for every occasion you have planned this summer – from graduation season to birthday parties, bridal showers, wedding guest season and more!

Privacy Please BELDON DRESS Asphalt Pink floral print casual maxi dresses summer 2018
Privacy Please BELDON DRESS Asphalt Pink

 

 

Boho Chic Maxi Dresses You’ll Adore

When it comes to fashion, I absolutely adore boho inspired clothing! This season you can’t go wrong with a maxi length boho inspired dress. Here are a few must haves you will adore!

This boho chic lace-up maxi dress is a favorite of mine! It’s less than $80, and absolutely perfect for summer, and fall too. There’s so much to love about this dress, especially the lace detailing. It comes in three different colors, and is a must for a variety of occasions.

WAYF Posie Maxi Dress Grey Grisaille casual maxi dresses summer 2018
WAYF Posie Maxi Dress Grey Grisaille

 

 

Like many of my readers, I can’t get enough of lace dresses! This summer I’m obsessing over this tiered lace maxi dress. Isn’t it gorgeous? This dress is perfect for any woman, and will look great on the bride-to-be! It’s available in regular and in petite, and absolutely stunning.

ELIZA J Tiered Lace Maxi Dress Ivory casual maxi dresses summer 2018
ELIZA J Tiered Lace Maxi Dress Ivory

 

 

How fun is this white and green boho inspired print dress? I can’t get enough of it, especially the tie front detailing which is one of the hottest fashion trends. This dress also comes in quite a few different colors!

Moulinette Soeurs Brisbane Maxi Dress Green Motif casual maxi dresses summer 2018
Moulinette Soeurs Brisbane Maxi Dress Green Motif

 

 

This embroidered off the shoulder maxi dress is my favorite dress for summer! I can’t get enough of the ruffled detailing, gorgeous bright color embroidery and the length!

Vyshyvanka by Sleeping Gypsy Poltava Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress Ivory casual maxi dresses summer 2018
Vyshyvanka by Sleeping Gypsy Poltava Off-The-Shoulder Maxi Dress Ivory 

 

Gorgeous And Affordable Solid Color Maxi Dress

Are you searching for a gorgeous solid color maxi dress that you can wear time and time again this summer? If so, this dress is it! It comes in a ton of different colors and floral prints too. It’s available in regular and in petite, so it’s perfect for those of us who are under 5’4″. I personally love it in black since I tend to wear that color most. It’s perfect for picnics, barbecues, wine tastings, graduation parties, wedding season, date night, and so much more! I love black and turquoise together, so I would pair it with a gorgeous oversized turquoise necklace. Honestly, the options are endless! You can pair it with a variety of jewelry, accessories and shoes too. PS: It’s under $100!

FELICITY & COCO Colby Woven Maxi Dress Black casual maxi dresses summer 2018
FELICITY & COCO Colby Woven Maxi Dress Black

 

 

Must Have Casual Stripe Maxi Dresses For Summer!

It’s no secret, stripes are one of the hottest fashion trends for summer 2018. Not only are they fabulous, but they’re incredibly wearable too! The thing I love most about stripes, is they’re classic and always on trend. The dresses I’m sharing below are not only perfect for 2018, but will be perfect next summer too.

This gorgeous blue and white horizontal and vertical stripe dress is a favorite! Blue is so popular this season, I can’t get enough of it. You can’t go wrong with the ruffle detailing!

GAL MEETS GLAM COLLECTION Courtney Rio Stripe Lawn Maxi Dress Blue White casual maxi dresses summer 2018
GAL MEETS GLAM COLLECTION Courtney Rio Stripe Lawn Maxi Dress Blue White

 

 

As I mentioned above, you can’t go wrong with a blue and white stripe dress, especially for summer 2018! This gorgeous off the shoulder dress with ruffle detailing and a trendy tie at the waist is an absolute must.

Alice + Olivia GRAZI OFF THE SHOULDER MAXI DRESS Oasis Stripe Blue White casual maxi dresses summer 2018
Alice + Olivia GRAZI OFF THE SHOULDER MAXI DRESS Oasis Stripe Blue White 

 

 

Are you searching for a cute red, white and blue stripe dress to wear to a friend or family member’s 4th of July party? If so, you can’t go wrong with this trendy ruffle cold shoulder/off the shoulder dress! Not only is it perfect for an Independence Day picnic, but you can wear it time and time again this summer (and next summer too)!

MDS Stripes REBECCA RUFFLE DRESS Navy Coral Stripe off the shoulder cold shoulder casual maxi dresses summer 2018
MDS Stripes REBECCA RUFFLE DRESS Navy Coral Stripe

 

 

This white and blue dress with cutout detailing is perfect for a garden party this summer! Not only is it gorgeous, but it will keep you cool during this hot summer heat and humidity.

1. STATE CINCHED BODICE MAXI DRESS Antique White casual maxi dresses summer 2018
1. STATE CINCHED BODICE MAXI DRESS Antique White

 

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    Vanessa Valiente

    Loving your picks for a casual summer maxi! I just published aBest Casual Maxi Dresses This Summer post myself and came across yours during my research.. So happy I discovered you!

    http://vstyleblog.com/best-casual-maxi-dresses-this-summer/

      Candi

      Hi Vanessa! Thanks so much for the kind words, I appreciate it. I’m glad you liked the post, that makes my day! Your picks are great as well. Have a wonderful weekend! – Candi