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21 best plus-size maxi dresses for summer 2021

We found chic and trendy options for as low as $24!
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Maxi dresses are a staple that every woman should have in her closet. They're comfortable, effortless, easy to style and look good on all body types.

While finding fashionable plus-size clothing can sometimes be a challenge, there's plenty of trendy and chic maxi dresses on the market that curvy woman can rock all summer long.

Whether you're looking for something casual for your next gathering or a dressier version to wear to a summer wedding on the beach, we've found some of the best plus-size maxi dresses that will be hard to resist. The best part? They're all less than $100!

1. Torrid Multi Tie-Dye Lace Tiered Maxi Dress

Embrace the tie-dye trend in an ultra-feminine way in this lacy tiered dress from Torrid. With pearly white buttons, a flattering banded waist and sweet puffed sleeves, this would also be a great dress to wear if you're attending a wedding this season.

2. Nemidor Short Sleeve Plus-Size Slit Maxi Dress

Show off some leg in this slit dress. Available in 18 colors and patterns, Amazon shoppers love how lightweight and airy this number is, making it a perfect outfit for a summer getaway.

3. Jessica Simpson Plus-Size Katie Printed Ruffle Dress

Combining paisley-style florals and subtle ruffles, this tiered dress from Jessica Simpson is made for winery trips, brunch with gal pals or a leisurely stroll in the park.

4. Eloquii Elements Plus-Size Tie-Front Tank Dress

Looking stylish can be as effortless as throwing on this tie-front tank dress. The peek-a-boo front accent and comfortable smocked back are also nice touches.

5. Maree Pour Toi Plus-Size Split Front Peasant Maxi Dress

Turn some heads in this peasant-style maxi dress. Along with being covered in romantic florals, the front slit makes it easy to move around in — which is important if you're cutting loose on the dance floor or moving around to mingle at a backyard barbecue.

6. Lane Bryant Twist-Neck Maxi Dress

Halter dresses are starting to come back in fashion, so get ahead of the cusp and grab one (or five) of these flirty dresses from Lane Bryant. Available in five colors and prints, this laid-back number is made with a comfortable jersey knit and includes a defining belted waist.

7. Robbie Bee Plus-Size Polka Dot Maxi Dress

You've probably heard sage green is one of the season's hottest colors, so you'll be completely on trend in this polka dot dress. With a sweet draped cowl neck and an asymmetrical hemline, this chiffon piece can be paired with anything from a cool denim jacket to chic platform sandals.

8. Eloquii Elements Plus-Size Striped Belted Maxi Dress

Dress yourself up in a vibrant array of rainbow stripes with this trendy rayon number from Walmart. Whether you're grabbing drinks beachside or attending a casual backyard bash, this maxi dress is sure to impress with its kimono sleeves, side slits and body-hugging self-tie belt.

9. Milumia Plus-Size Cold Shoulder Dress

Step into the tropics with this fun banana leaf maxi dress from Amazon. The shoulder cutouts allow you to show off a little skin, and the waist features a belted knot for an extra flattering fit.

10. Nemidor Chevron Print Plus-Size Maxi Dress

The Nemidor chevron print maxi dress is casual enough to wear out and about, but can also be easily dressed up with jewelry and a pair of your favorite espadrille wedge heels. While we love this vertical stripe pattern for its slimming effect, it's also available in 20 other colors and designs.

11. Lands' End Plus-Size Cap Sleeve Surplice Wrap Maxi Dress

This wrap maxi dress from Lands' End will definitely add a pop of color to your summer wardrobe. It's made with a soft knit fabric that has a hint of stretch and a flattering A-line skirt. We love the bright blue lilac pattern, but it also comes in several other designs.

12. Old Navy Linen-Blend Plus-Size Maxi T-Shirt Shift Dress

You can't go wrong with this simple shift number from Old Navy. This maxi dress is made with a lightweight linen-blend jersey material that provides a comfortable stretch and soft feel.

13. Torrid Trapeze Maxi Dress

This light blue trapeze maxi dress from Torrid would look great with your favorite pair of summer sandals and your go-to beach hat. It's made of durable cotton and includes adjustable straps for easy customization.

14. Woman Within Plus Size Crochet-Trim Tassel-Tie Dress

A classic white maxi dress will match basically any accessory in your closet. This Woman Within dress is lightweight, cotton-lined and highlighted with crochet detailing and tiers. It's also available in black and bright baby blue.

15. Nemidor Short-Sleeve Plus-Size Maxi Dress

Sometimes, less is more. This option from Nemidor features a simple design — but it might just become your new go-to dress. You can wear it to the store, beach or even around the house for an effortless and chic outfit.

16. Jessica London Plus-Size Maxi Denim Dress

Jessica London's denim maxi dress comes in four different patterns that are perfect for summer. Whichever pattern you choose, you're bound to feel like a million bucks whenever you wear this number.

17. Amazon Essentials Plus-Size Surplice Maxi Dress

The stylish cut of this flowing dress is bound to make it one of your new favorite closet staples. You could pair it with flip-flops for an extra casual look or your favorite warm-weather heels for a fancier feel.

18. Eloquii Dropped Sleeve Dress

This orange floral number is heavily discounted right now and would look great paired with a brown leather bag and matching sandals.

19. Torrid Yellow Floral Off-Shoulder Side Slit Maxi Dress

You'll probably feel like you're walking on sunshine every time you throw on this Torrid maxi dress. It features waist and neckline ties, roomy pockets and a tasteful slit on the side.

20. White Mark Women's Plus-Size Lexi Maxi Dress

For a colorful and budget-friendly option, this White Mark maxi dress will definitely do the trick. Featuring unique cut-out shoulders, double slits and useful side pockets, this dress is as versatile as it is on trend.

21. Karalin Plus-Size Short-Sleeve Maxi Dress

If you love animal-print clothing, then you won't be disappointed with this Karalin short-sleeve maxi dress that's available in both leopard and snake prints. It has a round neck and a flowy, loose-fitted bottom for extra breathability during warmer months.

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