Maxi Dresses Were Most Searched For In 2021, Here Are 10 Options We Love

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    There's a certain ease about maxi dresses that I love; they're airy, comfortable and still chic enough that you feel like you dressed up. A house dress made fashionable, maxi dresses are awesome if you're planning to laze around the house or run around doing errands and then switch up quickly for a coffee run (or even dinner date). If you're looking for an easy-breezy OOTD that's more versatile than your skinny jeans, read on for the best maxi dresses you can shop online. 

    Batik Printed Boat Neck Maxi Dress

    Women Batik Printed Boat Neck Maxi Dress

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    Okay but can we first talk about that colour that's like, the most soothing blue we've ever seen? Shades Of You uses batik printing to make unique dresses, tops and more since every piece looks different. I love the number of ways this dress can be worn, whether you're chilling at home or it can easily be made into a suit set with some palazzos you've already got if you're bored of repeating your suits. 

    Tropical Printed Ruffled Hem Maxi Dress

    Women Tropical Printed Ruffled Hem Maxi Dress

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    I get it, everyone's either in Goa or Maldives or a secret beach backyard they've been hiding away while you and I are working from home. But the FOMO is super real so this Myshka dress is a good compromise; it'll give major holiday vibes at home and you can keep it ready for when you'll be at the beach when all is well again. 

    Red Ikat Gathered Sleeveless Maxi Dress

    Women Red Ikat Gathered Sleeveless Maxi Dress

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    I like to unofficially refer to my red maxi dresses as senorita dresses (sorry, not sorry) but this Bohemian Dream one gets extra points for the ikat print that makes it look sorta desi, too. I love the cinching on the waist this dress has because it gives a really nice silhouette and worn with tan boots, this is what my boho dreams are truly made of. 

    Looking for more ethnic styles, check out our list of the best brands here.

    One Shoulder Two-Tone Maxi Dress

    Women One Shoulder Two-Tone Maxi Dress

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    Not every maxi dress is made equal and while most can be made dressy enough for a dinner date, you might avoid 'em for fancy parties. That is, till now. In chilly months, a maxi dress is a great way of dressing up without freezing your legs off and the sheen on this dress by Radka makes it fancy, fun and fashionable.

    Floral Printed Blue Khadi Pleated Maxi Dress

    Women Floral Printed Blue Khadi Pleated Maxi Dress

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    While florals for spring isn't groundbreaking, I love the way they've been incorporated in this khadi dress by Znx4ever. The colour and material give it a bit of a denim dress look without, you know, the sturdiness and discomfort of denim (although I still love denim) and the white daises make it fresh and perfect for summer. I mean, just look at the pleats! 

    Layered Pleated Black V-Neck Maxi Dress

    Women Layered Pleated Black V-Neck Maxi Dress

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    There's a reason why the LBD is as iconic as it is but I don't think it should stop at mini dresses. A black maxi dress, like this one by The Svaya, has so much that you can do with it and it looks chic without trying. A tiered dress gives layers and volume without making you feel you're choking on excess fabric and with some loose waves, you're good to go. Seriously. Dressing up? Add a chain link belt for some detailing without taking away from the dress.

    Women Side Slit Detail Floral Printed Maxi Dress

    Side Slit Detail Floral Printed Maxi Dress

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    A dress that's basically combining all of my favourite trends is this one by Periwinkle Fashion; a maxi dress with wrap detailing and a side slit, I imagine this is what I'd wear whilst roaming the streets of Barcelona (a girl can dream, okay?!) If you're wary of maxi dresses, this is the most failsafe way of giving this trend a shot, its ultra flattering and you'll be a very thankful convert.

    Fish Embroidered Maxi With Black Checkered Cape

    Women Fish Embroidered Maxi With Black Checkered Cape

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    Can we please take a moment to appreciate the embroidery on this maxi dress by Perky Pockets? Okay, moment over, but can you blame me for falling for this cape and dress combo that's modern yet ethnic in the perfect proportion? Plus, it makes for the ideal gift for your Pisces friend. Extra points for size inclusivity, this dress goes up to 2XL!

    Floral Patch Detail Yellow Angrakha Dress

    Women Floral Patch Detail Yellow Angrakha Dress

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    A dress that'll automatically make you feel optimistic is a dress you need in your closet. This sunny maxi dress by Reth comes with a really nice floral patch detailing on the edges and is made using eco-friendly, natural fabrics that make it really comfy, too. Paired with some white sneakers, I'd be happy to live in this dress for as long as humanly possible.

    Ruffled Shoulder Strap Detail Cherry Printed Fit & Flare Dress

    Women Ruffled Shoulder Strap Detail Cherry Printed Fit & Flare Dress

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    When in doubt, add ruffles (isn't that how that saying goes?) This cherry printed ruffle maxi from Threadmuster is adorable; the cherry print is really quite intricate so you don't feel like you're wearing something too fruity (heh) but it's still quirky enough. I also love pairing up soft fabrics and prints with edgy leather jackets for a contrast that really delivers. 

    Pro-Tip

    Now that you've got your maxi dresses covered, check out these winter dresses that'll keep you warm and cozy but don't forget to layer up with coats, blazers and everything in between.