These Casual Maxi Dresses Are the Perfect Addition to Your Spring Wardrobe

It's time to bid adieu to winter and welcome spring and summer. Shake off those winter blues and get ready for some warmth and sunshine by updating your spring wardrobe. Aside from figure-hugging pencils skirts and comfy mules, which are great transitional pieces to have in your closet, maxi dresses are another must-have fashion staple for the new season. From dresses with flirty bell sleeves to stylish flocks that scream "Spring Break" (yes, we're all in need of a vacation ASAP), these casual maxi dresses will keep you comfortable and looking your best all season long. Scroll through to see all the chic buys we're loving.

Casual Maxi Dresses Free People Rare Feelings Maxi Dress photo

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Free People Rare Feelings Maxi Dress

Who said you can't rock fashion-forward pieces while running some errands? Whether you're fetching clothes from the cleaners or hitting the grocery store to stock up your fridge, this airy dress is perfect for all your on-the-go moments. The tier-pleated maxi dress is made from viscose, a breathable fabric, similar to cotton, that is light and won't stick to your body when you get sweaty from running around the neighborhood. ($148; freepeople.com)

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Mara Hoffman Rosario Striped Dress

Hit the refresh button on your wardrobe and add this chic Mara Hoffman striped dress to your closet. While this ankle-brushing piece is pretty monochromatic, the criss-cross bodice overshadows the simplicity of the print by adding a feminine, yet sexy detail to the look. Style this number with a pair of gladiator sandals or flatforms (yes, they're actually a thing) and finish off with your favorite basket bag. ($370; matchesfashion.com)

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Casual Maxi Dress Glamorous Curve Maxi Dress in Dalmation Print photo

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Glamorous Curve Maxi Dress in Dalmation Print

Channel your inner Cruella De Vil with this maxi shirt dress from Asos. The all-over dalmatian print pays homage to a Disney classic, while its lightweight woven fabric seamlessly drapes over the body. Available in sizes 14 to 24, we guarantee this dress will always make your OOTDs spot on. Luckily, it's also available in standard sizes for anyone else interested in living the day like a villain. *Cue evil laughter* ($67; asos.com)

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Lost and Wander Marina Dress

Are you counting down the days for your Spring Break trip? I know, I am! Whether you're planning on soaking up some sun down the shore or jetting across the country for you next tropical getaway, a maxi dress is the perfect travel wardrobe essential. Thanks to its front slits, this bad boy from Lost and Wander can double as a swimsuit coverup and a chic dress for a drink at the tiki bar. ($95; bloomingdales.com)

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Lulus Pollen For You Floral Print Maxi Dress

Inspired by the timeless blue and white pattern found in dinnerware and serveware, this white dress blends vintage charm with a modern silhouette. The feminine floral print, along with the tied spaghetti strap design, makes this maxi dress perfect for casual everyday wear and your next Sunday brunch. ($109; lulus.com)

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Asos Design Leopard Print Maxi Dress

It's no secret that animal prints are in for spring. While they were iconic during the '90s, street style and runway shows during spring/summer 2019 fashion week proved people are still eager to take a ride on the wild side. Get ready to look and feel fierce with this leopard print maxi dress from our beloved brand, Asos. Unlike most maxi dresses, this piece is only partially lined to give your legs that extra bit of attention they deserve. ($72; asos.com)

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Free People Papillon Maxi Dress

Add the perfect dose of oomph to your spring wardrobe with this trendy balloon-sleeved maxi dress. The long sleeve helps ward off the cold from the A/C or windy spring nights, making it the perfect transitional piece from chilly spring nights to summer. Did we mention it grazes your ankles, looks great belted, and keeps you warm?! Trust us, this is a dress you'll want to wear again and again no matter the season. ($148; freepeople.com)

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Asos Design Halter Maxi Dress

From Celine to Dolce Gabanna to Carolina Herrera, polka dot print dominated the spring runways. This season, rock the hottest fashion trend with this itsy, bitsy, yellow polka dot maxi dress. Pair the eye-catching maxi dress with your favorite sandals and go-to spring bag to instantly brighten up any casual look. ($48; asos.com)

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Sundress Pippa Long Dress

Do you have a pom pom obsession? Luckily for you, this casual maxi dress will sure satisfy all your cravings. The gorgeous blue-and-white plaid dress features a row of fuschia pom poms adorning the dress' skirt to resemble tier pleats, while the leg-baring slit adds some head-turning drama to the look. ($163; shopbop.com)

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Free People Claire Printed Maxi Slip

Of course, it wouldn't be spring without incorporating some florals into your wardrobe. From afar, this stunning slip appears to be covered by a bouquet of colorful blooms but in reality it's a stunning floral print gracing the fabric. The dress features a plunging neckline — perfect for layering dainty gold necklaces — and crochet detailing on the waistline for an added bonus. ($108; freepeople.com)

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