When it comes to looking fabulous, there’s just no compromise. Putting on flawless makeup, styling the perfect hairdo and picking the best dress for the occasion all go hand in hand; you just cannot skimp on anything. Choosing the ideal dress for the occasion, however, can be tricky business especially when you can’t figure out if you’re supposed to look formal or informal. If that’s the case – why not go for something in between? Perhaps something like… maxi dresses?
Maxi dresses have been around for ages and they’re still pretty trendy. That’s because they stand smack center on the fine line between formal and informal wear. For those who don’t know – maxis are long ankle or foot-length dresses that are body hugging from the torso but loose flowing and flared from the bottom down. Although they are ‘officially’ considered informal by fashion standards, they don’t always have to be.
If you’re looking for something informal yet with the perfect touch of classy to wow the crowd, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of my favorite maxi dresses, categorized according to your budget.
High-End Maxi Dresses (US $200 and higher)
If you’ve got cash to spare on the best maxi dresses out there, why not try some of these hot picks?
Only Want You by Little Joe Woman (US $495)
This maxi wrap-dress by Little Joe Woman could become your outfit of the day (#OOTD). Made from pure Rayon chiffon and an exquisite leopard print, I totally understand the 3-figure price tag on it.
The cuts are equally beautiful – V-neck and frilled arm openings and frayed details on the necklines. Add this maxi to your shopping cart now and throw it on when you’re out on a summer vacation to the tropics.
One Kiss Maxi Dress by Little Joe Woman (US $236)
There’s just something about white that makes us look like elegant goddesses sent down from heaven so why not go classic with the One Kiss Maxi Dress by Little Joe Woman?
The maxi dress is made up of silky cotton sateen and includes broidery anglaise at the bottoms. The ruffles at the ankles are perfect to amp up that feminine look.
The One Kiss Maxi Dress is definitely made to enchant.
MEY by JOSA Tulum (US $238)
Looking for something to win over your date at date night – great! I’ve got the perfect dress for you. Not all maxi dresses can pull off a classy yet incredibly sultry look, but MEY by Josa Tulum in Black Crepe sure can.
Go super sexy with this deep V-neck and slit bishop sleeves. Wondering how Kim K looks so flawless all the time; just try out this maxi dress and find out yourself!
Mid-Range Maxi Dresses (US $50 – $200)
Sometimes you have to go easy on your wallet even if you don’t want to. Check out some of these gorgeous mid-range maxi dresses to add to your cart:
Yes To Everything by bohme (US $48.5)
Get that elegant ‘Chrissy Teigen’ look with this modern yet classical maxi piece by bohme. Although it’s available in three different colors, my absolute favorite is the white one.
The maxi dress wraps perfectly around the body with short ruffled sleeves, and a beautiful v-neck to boast that beauty bone. Don’t forget to add some jewelry to enhance the overall look of the dress.
Villa Maxi Dress by bohme (US $62.5)
This adorable maxi dress will bring out the girl in you this summer for sure! Pair this with some block heels like the model has and you’ll have people gushing over your look.
The trendy off-shoulder ruffles, back tie, slit front and Hawaiian floral print are definitely something to flaunt this hot season.
Blue Spaghetti Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress by Auchan-Ai (US $85.6)
Unleash your inner Disney princess with this girly pick from designer Auchan-Ai. This maxi dress complements a perfect girls-day-out look to the beach with the high-slit sleeves and buttoned front, while the bottom flowing cross-slit front is a perfect skirt substitute.
Budget Maxi Dresses (US $50 and below)
So what if you’re short on budget and can’t afford to spend a couple of hundreds on a maxi dress? That doesn’t give you an excuse to compromise on the style and quality. Here are some maxi dresses that offer zero compromise and are within anyone’s budget:
Frill Flow Maxi Dress by Shein (US $31)
The Frill Flow Maxi Dress by Shein is one of my top favorites out of the whole list: it is available in two colors (pink and grey), includes a beautiful spaghetti strap neckline, loose flowing ruffles, and all in only $31.
Add this gorgeous dress by Shein to your cart right now because it’s a perfect summer/beach outfit.
Sweet Dreams Fishtail Maxi Dress by Cupshe (US $17.99)
Among all of the maxi dresses we’ve reviewed in this post, this one’s the only one with a unique fishtail skirt, vintage pattern designs and a formal, business-like look. Throw this maxi dress on at an office party and make a solid impression with your colleagues.
Plain Awesome Halter Maxi-Dress by FashionMia (US $19.95)
If this reminds you of Selena Gomez’s dress in her latest Fetish video, you’re on point! Although not in the same lemon yellow hues, this lime green maxi dress is sure to turn heads when you rock it out in the city or on a vacation. Featuring pleats in the neckline and frilly, tied skirt, this item is a must-have for any fashionista who’s on a budget.