Maxi dresses are a great way to wear a long dress in a casual way. To make it work, choose low-key shoes like simple sandals or wedges. Because the focus is on your dress (and it will likely cover up most of your feet anyway), there’s no need for stand-out shoes. The maxi dress lends itself to a relaxed, effortless look, so make sure the rest of your accessories reflect that. If you’re ready to try this style, here are three great maxi dress options for less than $30.
Maternity Striped Jersey Maxi Dress
As someone who’s been pregnant in summer knows, comfort is a priority. Stay comfy all spring summer long in this lightweight maternity maxi dress from Old Navy. It’s a real steal at only $16.99. It has short sleeves, a v-neck and a striped pattern. Beware: the horizontal stripes aren’t the most slimming of looks. Pair it with a denim jacket or blazer to break up the striped look.
Maxi Dress from H&M
For a sleeveless option, try this maxi dress from H&M for $29.95. It features a ruffle at the top, an elastic waist, and a slightly longer back. This is a little shorter than many maxi dresses, resting at the ankles rather than the top of the feet. It comes in several different colors, but only two are available online now: pink and blue patterned. For other colors, call or visit one of their stores to see if it’s in stock.
Apt. 9 Maxi Dress
Kohl’s has a great selection of maxi dresses, and this dress from Apt. 9 is on sale for just $23.99. It comes in several different color options including ombre stripe gray, medium heather gray, black, Lila chevron gray, ombre stripe coral, princess blue, ombre stripe blue, and sugar coral. The sugar coral and princess blue are fantastic selections if you’re headed for the beach this summer.
Do you have a maxi dress in your closet? What’s your favorite way to dress this type of dress up or down for a variety of looks? Please share your ideas with us in the comments.
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