Gap Tank Maxi Dress
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The most important element to consider when choosing a maxi dress is the length. Look for maxis that hit right at the ankle like this Kelly green dress from Gap. Not only will it keep you from tripping, but also allow you to wear the look with sandals rather than not-always-comfortable heels.
Naven Knotted T Maxi Dress
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Details around the waistline can break up the length of a maxi dress. The knotted middle and side cutouts on this black maxi dress add some sex appeal, while also drawing the eye upward.
Paprika Layered Bust Cross-Belted Maxi Dress
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This jersey bandeau maxi is super comfortable, but we particularly love the ruffled bustline that pulls attention upward. The slim fit lets you take this dress from daytime errands straight to a dinner date.
River Island Marble Maxi Dress
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Another way to break up the long look of a maxi dress is to add a belt. This belted maxi from Asos lets you show off your waistline and embraces the boho trend in marbled blue-and-white.
Tart Infinity Convertible Jersey Dress
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This convertible jersey dress from Tart shows off your legs with a hi-lo hemline, while still flirting with the maxi trend. Plus, you get extra bang for your buck. The wrap-around straps lets you wear the dress as a short sleeve, halter top, tank, or one-shoulder style!
Warehouse V Detail Maxi Dress
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A V-neck style in front and back elongates your torso in this cobalt dress. Pair this jersey maxi dress with metallic accessories, like the model’s stack of bangles.
Revolve Clothing Trina Turk Artmageddon Maxi Dress
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A snug fit can help you avoid the tent-like fit you fear. This striped maxi dress with a racerback top puts a sporty twist on the style.
Revolve Clothing Susana Monaco Tank Dress
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A simple monochromatic maxi dress can do wonders for lengthening your silhouette. Choose a jewel-tone shade like this one for versatile day to night looks. The blouson style also helps to whittle in your waist.