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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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)!
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.