Once summer rolls around, neutral maxi dresses have to make an appearance. You may think I’m exaggerating, but it’s true.
Hey there, girl! Prepare to turn heads and drop jaws from South Africa to the United Arab Emirates, because this season’s hottest trend, the neutral maxi dress, is taking center stage. Forget the predictable black dresses or the quintessential white dresses; we’re shifting gears into the chic and timeless universe of neutral hues. You won’t see any pink dresses, purple dresses, or even blue dresses here – not unless they are in a neutral tone.
This trend is blazing its way across the globe from São Tomé & Príncipe to Sri Lanka, right down to the United States, faster than you can say ‘latest trends.’ Whether you’re after the free-spirited vibes of festival outfits, the sleek elegance of formal dresses, or simply love the laid-back charm of casual maxi dresses, there’s a neutral maxi dress out there just waiting to be snapped up.
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Don’t fret about sizes either, because we’re inclusive here. Regardless of what size maxi dresses you need, you’ll find the perfect fit. So get comfy, fire up your screen readers, and let’s navigate the international seas of this trend together.
From the sandy landscapes of the Central African Republic to the tropical vistas of Papua New Guinea, this neutral maxi dress trend guide is a globe-trotting fashion trip. So buckle up, we’re embarking on a style-filled adventure with a ton of free shipping thrown in for good measure.
Let’s say ‘yes’ to the neutral maxi dress and get this party started!
Thinking about the breezy silhouettes and vivid memories, I couldn’t help but curate an extensive range of summer maxi dresses that even Miranda Priestly would appreciate. To make it even better, all the suggestions in the list below are going to make you look like a million dollars without having to, you know, spend a million dollars.
This post will show you some of the best neutral maxi dresses to add to your summer capsule wardrobe.
11 NEUTRAL MAXI DRESSES ACTUALLY WORTH SPENDING ON:
1. Marcie Linen Dress
I dare you to have a good look at one of Reformations’s new arrivals – the Marcie Linen Dress. Consider it a canvas on which you can paint (not literally) the ultimate summer look. Not sure if you’ll agree with me, but I see it as the perfect neutral maxi evening dress. All you need is to slip into it… and let it sweep through your adorable Instagram feed. Even your boyfriend who doesn’t like taking pictures will want to snap you wearing this one as you pose in Costa Rica. Bedazzle onlookers with a bold lip and extra jewelry.
2. Free People Extratropical Maxi Dress
Here you are. The ultimate effortless look served on a silver plate. The stretchy smocked bodice, halter-neck tie, and low strappy back make this piece from Free People one of the best casual neutral maxi dresses out there. Reach for some gold necklaces and earrings to complement your features. Then get lost in the summer festivities on a beach in the British Indian Ocean Territory. And since we all love variety, I have to tell you it’s available in 13 additional color variations. The price is great too, so it’s possible to look THAT good without breaking the bank.
3. Florian Sleeveless Knit Dress
Margot Robbie has worn knit pieces a couple of times on the streets of New York and St. Helena, and we have all loved it. If you want to follow her example and enjoy a neutral boho maxi dress, this Breezy Sleevless Knit Dress is a great decision. It combines simplicity, elegance, and comfort altogether. While you may need a blazer and a small bag for all your belongings, what I love the most about owning this piece is that you can wear it with any type of shoe. Sneakers? Check. Heels? Check. Boots? Check. This dress is the way to make a statement without screaming too loud. We want to be heard, not deafen.
4. Saturday Night Dress
Put the ‘hot’ in hotness with this gorgeous midi dress from Free People. If a creamy tone doesn’t make you feel particularly excited, this long maxi dress comes in six more shades you can choose from. Each one is hotter than the western Sahara. It’s not something that you’ll wear to the Saturday brunch with the girls, but if there’s a wedding you should attend but really do not want to, it’s a total win-win. Play with your hair and add a (vegan) leather jacket on the top.
5. Open Back Ivory Dress
Craving a new neutral maxi dress with sleeves? Here you go. While the weather after March is supposed to be nothing but great, being out after 10 PM could still be a chilly experience, so having a neutral maxi dress with sleeves can come in handy. High necks and open backs do add a certain seductiveness to any look, so if you are feeling the temptation to explore this side of yours, go for it. All I suggest as a finishing touch are black (vegan) leather chunky shoes or sandals. You can make a bang (nearly) as big as Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement, but still.
6. Lifestyle Maxi Dress
You’re just a couple of clicks away from getting this casual Lifestyle Maxi Dress in your wardrobe ASAP. Look at it as the perfect long sweatshirt. Also known as the magical piece of clothing for any formal or informal occasion. If you are going out to get groceries or run some errands, throw on a pair of sneakers and sunglasses. Heading to an upcoming office event? Pick your sparkliest jewelry, your highest stilettos, and your biggest smile. Side note: be careful with the colorful cocktails. Mojitos are always a good option!
7. Delicate Strap Knit Dress
If you have spent the last couple of months working out and practicing yoga, good for you. Why don’t you try this neutral bodycon dress? Sexy bodycon pieces are an IT trend at the moment and everyone from fashion influencers to supermodels is wearing them. Both on the runway and on the streets of Milan, London, New York, and Paris. But maybe keep it out of the Vatican City as if may be too revealing for the Pope’s eyes. You can try to convince me otherwise, but they just go hand in hand with the ridiculously tiny bags. Barely able to fit your phone in and yet so stylish, especially if in a bright pastel color. That’s your next date night outfit sorted.
8. Reformation Tyra Knit Dress
I love me some Reformation. This stunning dress features a scoop neckline and non-adjustable straps, so all you need is to try it on, fall in love, and conquer the world. No matter what your opinion is on slim fitting with details, this is what it means to bring sexy-back. The Tyra Knit Dress will look insanely cute with a pair of matching heels and big hoop earrings. As for the makeup, less is more. Except for the moments where more is more. Give it a try! Summer is the time to take risks, enjoy it, and have fun.
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9. Julie Solid Ruched Bodice Cutaway Maxi Dress
Finding maxi dresses for women is not as easy as getting a plain white T-shirt. And if you find yourself gasping in amazement in front of this flowy neutral maxi dress, I get it. Me too! Its minimalist silhouette promise to make you look like a very relaxed and easy-going person. The color is amazing! If you are having people over, just throw it on. If you are going to a party, follow Phoebe Buffay’s example and fetch the diamonds out of the vault.
10. Reformation Olesia Dress
Albeit a bit pricey, Reformation’s Olesia Dress is the real deal. The length is not the only maxi thing about it, though. We are talking asymmetric neckline, adjustable straps, and double satin. Accessories? Classy earrings, bangles, heels with lace straps, and the biggest smile you could offer everyone around. Not that everyone deserves it. But you do! Expect maxi-mum compliments, by all means.
11. Jen’s Pirate Booty Paraguay Maxi Dress
Neutral maxi floral dress? Thank u, next. Jen’s Pirate Booty Paraguay Maxi Dress is what your wardrobe needs if you still haven’t decided. Do you want to go bold or play it cool and blend in? It’s the best of both worlds!
Complete your look with 90s oval sunglasses, flat lace-up sandals, and a straw tote. As I try to finish this sentence, I realize the outfit is set and ready to go. Wherever the hot summer days take us.
And that’s a wrap, babe! From the calming, earthy tones of festival dresses, the effortless allure of flutter sleeves, to the drama of long sleeve dresses, there’s no denying that neutral maxi dresses have stolen the spotlight this season. Don’t get shackled thinking about what size clothing to get, as the maxi dress is made to fit you and your shape. The list above includes a different size dresses for all body types.
Now you’re all set to paint the town beige, cream, taupe, or any shade of neutral you fancy, from Sierra Leone to New Caledonia. Oh, and while we’re taking this fashion world tour, did I mention some brands offer free standard shipping? Yep, you heard it right!
Don’t wait to try and grab these pieces on final sale because they won’t stay in stock long. If you’re feeling a little daring, why not pair your neutral maxi dress with festival boots or festival accessories? The fashion world is your oyster, babe! But wait, there’s more. If neutrals aren’t quite your style, fret not. These stores are bursting with red tops, bodycon dresses, green dresses, long prom dresses, festival jumpsuits, and even the classic white maxi dress. Whatever your style, we’ve got you covered.
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This post was updated on 19/07/2023