15 dresses to get the MAXImum out of your semester

Serving ~lewks~ from head to toe

And it's a lot easier when you only need one piece of clothing to do it. Just like athleisure, dresses are easy to throw on to go to the beach, brunch, or even to hit the books. Any one of these maxi dresses can help upgrade your wardrobe and take you into fall with the right accessories. That being said, if you're not ready for school to start and want to hold onto Summer for as long as possible... these dresses are the perfect option for twirling around like you don't give a single f*ck.

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1. T-shirt

Basically the leggings equivalent of the dress world, this color block maxi from ASOS is a pop of color to brighten up any day. It's also easy to throw on and go if you're in a hurry.

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2. Cotton

When the temperatures are hotter than hell, cotton is your BEST FRIEND. This starry print from Modcloth will keep you cool (and stylish) regardless of what you're doing. And come fall and cold classrooms, just put on a cardigan and you're set.

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3. Denim

Denim will never not be in. That's just the fact of fashion. This layered maxi from Simply Be is on trend but not made of a super stiff material so that you can live your Summer dreams.

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4. Tie-front

Unlike a mullet, this is all party in the front. This striped number from Urban Outfitters gives the appearance of a put together look even if you're working on no sleep and have a project due.

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5. Kimono

Keep things flowy and try the cobalt blue kimono from PLT. Just look at the SLEEVES on this thing. If anything, it'll give you something to play with if you're bored.

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6. Boho lace

Party like it's 1976 in this boho lace maxi from Boohoo. It comes in two colors including black just in case you're feeling a little witchy.

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7. Button front

There are ties AND buttons on this dress from American Eagle. Much like the tie-front dress, this gives the appearance of having it all even if you're still a mess. Let's be real, dresses make everything better.

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8. Ruffle

Live your boho dreams with this ruffle maxi from Aerie. Or don't. I don't know what your style is like so this could just be another pretty dress. Regardless of what you decide to do in it, LOOK AT THE RUFFLES.

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9. Mesh

Say hello to the best of both worlds with this mesh dress from Missguided. The best of both worlds meaning you feel covered yet not matronly.

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10. Off the shoulder

Wear white before AND after Labor Day with this off the shoulder number from Nasty Gal. Finish off the look with some gladiator (or platform) sandals and a floppy hat and you're basically Insta ready at a moment's notice.

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11. Crushed velvet

If you're looking for a little luxury, why not slip into this crushed velvet dress from French Connection. Embody the spirit of the 90s by wearing combat boots and you are READY for Fall. Try metallic mules and a high pony for the high fashion Summer of your dreams.

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12. Strappy back

With temps at an all time high, keeping cool is not as easy as you may think. Staying stylish is even hotter when all your body wants to do is sweat. In this strappy maxi from Express you can stay styling while you sweat so... it's a win win.

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13. Shorts included

The worst part about dresses is often the chafing... HOWEVER this dress from BB Dakota has shorts so you don't need to worry (or you can at least worry less).

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14. Hi-lo

If you're not sure about what kind of style you're going for, you can go for both with the hi-lo maxi from Cotton On. A pair of sneakers dresses it down and gives a cool streetwear vibe whereas heels can make you feel like the next supermodel of the world.

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15. Strapless

With Summer comes sun and with sun comes tan lines. Opt for this strapless number from Tilly's to keep things breezy no matter where you go (whether it be school or on vacation). Try it with a floppy hat for one hell of a ~lewk~.

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