Cute, Comfortable Maxi Dresses for Women

As comfortable as yoga pants, only much much cuter.

Woman wandering through the grass in a sun dress
Maxi dresses make pulling together a standout outfit a breeze.Unsplash

The misconception about maxi dresses is they’re frumpy and shapeless, but the truth is they can amp up any silhouette. The trick? Don’t spend too much time choosing the style—just go with one that catches your eye and you feel comfortable wearing. Instead, focus on how you accessorize it. Here’s how to choose and wear the right one for you.

POSESHE Women's Plus Size Tunic Swing T-Shirt Dress Short Sleeve Maxi Dress with Pockets

Nice and Flowy

Made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex, there’s a nice little bit of stretch in this fabric.POSESHE

A maxi dress needs to feel easy and comfortable, but you don’t necessarily want to be swimming in it. A dress made from a stretchy rayon-spandex fabric, rather than cotton, will drape and cling in the right places, rather than billow.

GRECERELLE Women's Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dresses

Loose Fit

Everybody loves pockets, right? GRECERELLE

Opting for a solid color maxi dress is like starting with a blank canvas. Put on the dress and then the possibilities are endless—add an oversized tote or perhaps a chunky necklace. Pair with a denim jacket or simple cardigan. Or get really fancy and tie a knot up one side and show off a cute pair of shoes.

YESNO Women Casual Loose Bohemian Floral Print Empire Waist Spaghetti Strap Long Maxi Summer Beach Swing Dress

Easy to Layer

Layer a turtleneck underneath for a grunge-y look.YESNO

A spaghetti strap dress gives you lots of options—wear it on its own on sunny days, then layer a thin t-shirt or turtleneck underneath and top with a leather jacket when the temperatures dip. And if you really want to maximize the power and use of this dress, we have a third option—it’s lightweight enough to use as a nightgown!