The Style Edit: Maxi Dresses 3 Ways

Move over, winter! We’ve all been anticipating the arrival of spring for many reasons besides the obvious—one of the big ones being the return of airy maxi dresses into our wardrobes. From day to night, the versatile maxi dress is one of those spring closet essentials that we love to throw on for instant style without a ton of fuss.

Below are three great ways to wear the beloved maxi dress for different occasions this season:

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Pair a lightweight maxi dress with gladiator sandals for an easy, breezy spring look. Top it off with some color in the form of a floral scarf and grab a straw hat before you head out the door!

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The maxi dress is the perfect vacation go-to piece to pack! Wear it over your bathing suit to grab a quick lunch and style it up with a denim jacket and an oversized sun hat for an effortless outfit straight from the beach.

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For a unique take on a night-out look, a maxi dress with sheer panels should do the trick. Throw on a tailored blazer over the shoulders to instantly elevate the entire look.

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The Style Edit: Shirt Dresses 3 Ways

The class shirt dress is a warm-weather favorite and works with every style type. Here are three great examples of how to wear the versatile shirt dress this spring.

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Summer Dresses for Every Occasion

When it comes to effortless outfits for hot summer days, no other closet staple quite compares to dresses. Our great selection of dresses for every occasion—from work to weekends—means you can practically live in this warm-weather must have all season long!

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Summer Weddings:

1. Ted Baker “Alexxis Summer at Dusk” Maxi

2. Lilly Pulitzer “Phoebe” Dress


Beachside Vacations:

1. Soybu “Rachel” Maxi

2. Patagonia “Garden City” Dress

 

Office Days:

1. Yumi Jacquard “Aztec” Dress

2. Christin Michaels “Candice” Dress

 

Date Nights:

1. NIC + ZOE “Twirl” Dress

2. Brigitte Bailey “Demri” Dress

 

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Inspired By: Maxi Maven

In the sweltering heat of summer, there’s no better closet staple like a lightweight maxi dress. This throw-on-and-go essential couldn’t make it any easier to stay cool through hot days.

Check out our version of this easy summer look!

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1. ALDO “Guthlarie” Crossbody Bag

2. Chaser Silk Maxi Dress

3. Sam Edelman “Adora” Slide Sandals


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Fresh Picks: Maxis

With spring/summer festival season in full swing and pool season practically here, our obsession with comfy maxi dresses & maxi skirts is reaching an all-time high!

Whether you’re attending an outdoor spring wedding, or relaxing poolside on spring break, these warm-weather closet essentials sure come in handy! Check out some of our favorites below:

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1. Hatley Maxi Dress

2. Element Daylight Maxi Skirt

3. Lucy Love Mermaid Panel Skirt

4. Vince Camuto Sea Snake Halter Maxi Dress

5. Gabriella Rocha Liliana Strapless Maxi Dress

6. Michael Stars Hampton Stripe Maxi Skirt (Zappos Exclusive)

 

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Zappos Private Label: Maxi Dresses Under $100

Maxi dresses are one of the season’s most effortless closet staples, and our Zappos Private Label brands are currently carrying some cream-of-the-crop styles—each at under $100!

Whether you’re looking for simple solids or funky prints, there’s absolutely no need to break the bank just to slip into summer’s prettiest maxis!

Check out some of our picks that you can only find here:

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1. Brigitte Bailey Natacia

2. Brigitte Bailey Waldina

3. Type Z Krista

4. Type Z Kirisi

5. Gabriella Rocha Hally

6. Type Z Alisa (lace-back dress)

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What to Pack: Beach Vacation

Today is the first official day of summer, and chances are, a seaside escape is on your vacation wish list. Before you set off to enjoy the sand and surf, we’ve rounded up our list of top beach essentials to pack in your weekender bag:

  1. Lightweight maxi dressesPerfect for beachside dinner dates.
  2. Rubber flip flopsThese wear-everywhere sandals are perfect on or off the beach
  3. Sun hat- Essential for keeping slept-in bed head covered while protecting from the sun!
  4. Sunscreen Spray on generously 15-30 minutes before heading out. Sunburns are never in style!
  5. Straw tote bagPick one that’s roomy enough to hold those fashion magazines for some beachside reading.
  6. Cute cover-upNeed to grab lunch after the beach? Throw this on for instant style.
  7. Denim shorts- An easy option to throw on with a tank top for carefree, beachy style.
  8. Sunglasses- Some of the season’s hot trends include: mirrored lenses, colored aviators and tortoise shell.
  9. (Convertible) bikini tops- A bandeau with a removable strap helps prevent tan lines where you don’t want them.
  10. Adjustable bikini bottomsWe love side ties for their forgiving fit! You can tighten or loosen as needed.

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1. Michael Stars Stella Color Block Maxi Dress

2. Havaianas Slim Cool Flip Flops

3. Hat Attack Raffia Sun Hat with Ribbon Trim

4. SuperGoop SPF 50 Sunscreen Mist

5. Michael Stars Streamline Straw Tote

6. Echo Design Cubano Geo Butterfly Cover-up

7. Big Star Joey Slouchy Fit Shorts

8. Super "America" Sunglasses

9. Body Glove Smoothies Twist Bandeau Top

10. Body Glove Smoothies Surf Rider Tie Side Bottom

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Pretty Spring Dresses from our Private Label Brands

Dresses and warm go together like BBQs and hotdogs. This spring, it’s all about color, floral prints and pristine white dresses that help beat the heat while simultaneously turning up the heat on your style.

Our Zappos Private Label brands currently have some fabulous dress offerings for every occasion—from poolside parties to date night. Check out a few of our picks below!

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1. Bridgitte Bailey Marron Dress, 2. Gabriella Rocha Roline Cut Out Dress, 3. Gabriella Rocha Balina Dress, 4. Brigitte Bailey Demri Dress, 5. Gabriella Rocha Caddi Dress, 6. Gabriella Rocha Jakkie Floral Dress, 7. Brigitte Bailey Lindsie Chiffon Maxi, 8. Type Z Orchid Maxi, 9. Type Z Geranium Dress