Maxi Dress Net-a-porter
The EDIT calls an ethereal white dress summer's game-changing piece, and Raquel Allegra's ivory maxi is an effortless option. Crafted from the brand's 'liquid satin', this style has a flowy silhouette and billowing sleeves. It's detailed with ties at the buttoned cuffs and back.
The rich color palette in Raquel Allegra's Fall '17 collection is inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica and '70s Japanese film Belladonna of Sadness . Made from fluid satin-jersey in a lustrous emerald hue, this maxi dress has thin waist ties that temper its loose fit. We love how the gathered front accentuates the plunging V-neckline.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of MICHAEL Michael Kors is timeless glamour - the brand has an unfailing eye for designs that will never go out of style. This chic maxi dress is cut from shimmering metallic fil coupé woven in a subtle floral pattern. The drawstring ties create definition at your waist and a slip lining tempers the semi-sheer finish.
Lisa Marie Fernandez's 'Mira' maxi dress is inspired by its bikini of the same name. Cut from pretty pink broderie anglaise cotton, this style has a ruffled off-the-shoulder neckline, waist defining tie and flouncy hem. Be sure to use the brand's Instagram hashtag, |LMFgirlsONholiday to chronicle your exotic adventures.
Alice + Olivia's Fall '17 collection pays homage to Salman Rushdie's novel, The Enchantress of Florence , which takes place during the Italian Renaissance. Inspired by that period, this floral and paisley-print maxi dress is cut from fil coupé chiffon and detailed with feminine pussy-bow ties. We love how the ruffles on the cap sleeves and tiered skirt create beautiful movement.
Cut from silk-chiffon, Rachel Zoe's 'Belmont' maxi dress is trimmed with ruffles and has a tiered, ankle-grazing skirt. The delicate wildflower print makes it a perfect choice for garden parties or outdoor weddings. Adjust the tasseled ties depending on how relaxed you want the neckline to be.
This 'Rosie' linen maxi dress is an all-time favorite of designer Lisa Marie Fernandez. The off-the-shoulder silhouette is held comfortably in place by the elasticated back, while the dramatic sleeves add a dose of glamour. Its baby-pink hue is the color of the season and works beautifully with metallic and neutral palettes. Wear it with: Nannacay Tote, Ancient Greek Sandals Sandals, Isabel Marant Rings. -- Baby-pink linen - Slips on - 100% linen - Dry clean
If you're familiar with the hashtag |GANNIgirls, you'll have seen so many chic women sporting leopard-print pieces from the brand's latest collection. This 'Tilden' maxi dress was styled with a pair of brightly-colored sneakers and over the 'Charron' jumpsuit on the Fall '17 runway during Copenhagen Fashion Week - such a cool lesson in how to layer. It's cut from stretch-mesh and has a semi-sheer top, long sleeves and fitted gathered waist.
The season's bohemian mood has us opting for rich colors and fluid shapes, as seen in Alice + Olivia's boldly hued Spring '17 collection. Cut from embroidered cotton, this red 'Pansy' dress has an off-the-shoulder silhouette that's accentuated by a ruffled overlay. The skirt falls to a scalloped maxi hem and is trimmed with sheer lace panels.
Alice + Olivia's cold-shoulder maxi dress is cut from fluid satin-crepe and printed with romantic florals. Trimmed with delicate lace, this style has a flattering nipped-in waist and frayed edges along the neck, sleeves and hemline. Wear yours with pin-heeled sandals and a clutch.
Etro's maxi dress is part of the joyful, color-filled Fall '17 runway collection that celebrates different cultures around the world. This Italian-made piece is cut from lightweight cobalt-blue georgette, printed with exotic florals and pressed with plissé pleats to enhance the voluminous balloon sleeves and slim waist. The silk lining ensures opacity to the thigh.
Chalayan's claret maxi dress demonstrates the designer's forward-thinking approach to proportion and silhouette. This loose-fitting piece is cut from a lustrous crepe that skims over your figure and is finished with lightly structured sleeves. It's slit through the back to ensure it moves fluidly as you walk.
Stella McCartney's turtleneck maxi dress is spun from pure wool in an oversized silhouette. The handkerchief hem is stitched at the side to enhance the billowy shape, while the center seam complements the long and lean proportions. Wears yours with this season's slouchy knee boots.
Raquel Allegra loves the sense of freedom and laid-back ease in Los Angeles and the city is a continual source of inspiration for her collections. This maxi dress is cut from the softest cotton-blend jersey and hand-dyed in a gray, black and army-green colorway. We think it works best with low-top sneakers or flat sandals.
Alice + Olivia's 'Eliza' maxi dress is made from washed-silk in a beautiful antique-rose hue. It's cut in a figure-skimming shape and has delicate spaghetti straps. The deep front slit creates graceful movement as you walk.
Mary Katrantzou's beautiful Fall '17 collection is inspired by Disney's animated film Fantasia . This printed crepe 'Uritz' maxi dress is pleated through the skirt to create movement as you walk, and has elegant pussy-bow neck ties. Delicate faux pearl buttons at the cuffs are a pretty finishing touch.
Equipment's 'Niko' maxi dress is cut from washed-silk in a tonal leopard print. This fluid style is defined by bell sleeves, bold split sides and a flowing, loose silhouette. Wear yours layered over a turtleneck with sneakers.
Eres' 'Zephyr Ankara' maxi dress is cut from feather-light cotton-jersey with a sculpting peau douce bodice. The crisp white hue will complement sun-kissed skin beautifully. Work yours from poolside to beach bar with sandals and gold jewelry.
Inspired by the beauty of nature, Temperley London's Pre-Fall '17 moodboard is filled with oriental floral wallpaper, woodland creatures and paintings by Russian artist Andrey Remnev. This 'Shire' maxi dress is cut from Swiss-dot chiffon and has flouncy ruffles tumbling from the waist and scooped neckline. Black piping subtly defines the blush, red and burgundy print.
Precise fit is carefully considered by The Row's Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen - they try on each piece to make sure it's perfect. This 'Miel' maxi dress is tightly knitted from black stretch-wool with a substantial mid-weight handle. We love its extra long sleeves and lace-up satin ties.
Maison Margiela's gray wool-blend jersey maxi dress is cut in a comfortably loose shape and comes with a sand leather harness that wraps around the bodice and waist to define your silhouette. The slit front balances the high neck and sleeves. Wear yours with equally graphic jewelry.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. STAUD's 'Clevel' maxi dress is made from crepe de chine embroidered with romantic flowers along the mandarin collar - we like how they frame the triangular cutout. It fits slim at the waist and has deep side slits to create fluidity through the skirt. Try yours with platform sandals.
The 'Irina' dress is Ulla Johnson's favorite piece from the Pre-Fall '17 collection - it's my personal heartthrob she says. Made from tactile silk-canvas, this design is hand-embroidered with an intricate floral and tapestry motif. It's lightly gathered at the waist and falls loosely to a maxi hem.
Ann Demeulemeester's Fall '17 runway was a mix of romantic, free-flowing pieces and rebellious 19th century-inspired details. This featherweight blush voile maxi dress floats away from the body and has softly gathered seams to enhance its billowy shape. The black velvet ties at the cuffs add a little definition.
Inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer's allure in the movie Scarface , By Malene Birger's 'Lappi' maxi dress debuted on the Fall '17 runway. Made from red crepe, it has a plunging neckline that's detailed with a black insert and light-catching crystal embellishments. We like how the center slit adds movement and tempers the loose silhouette – try wearing the silk neck ribbon as a self-tie belt to define your waist.
Eres' 'Zephyr Ankara' maxi dress is cut from lightweight cotton-jersey and paneled with the brand's peau douce fabric – known to sculpt and support the body. This flowy piece is comfortable for poolside lounging and elegant enough for evening drinks. Fold over the adjustable bustier to find your perfect fit. Wear it with: Valia Gabriel Sandals, Victoria Beckham Sunglasses, Chloé Set of three rings. -- Dark-brown cotton-jersey - Slips on - Fabric1: 100% cotton; fabric2: 77% polyamide, 23% spandex - Machine wash - Designer color: Choco - Made in France
LoveShackFancy's 'Larissa' dress is inspired by Ibiza's colorful summertime marketplaces - known for their lively music and artisanal crafts. Cut from floral-print cotton and silk-blend, this fully-lined maxi dress has a fitted waist and asymmetric skirt that just grazes the floor. -- Baby-pink and white cotton and silk-blend - Concealed zip fastening along side - 68% cotton, 32% silk; lining: 100% polyester - Dry clean
The geometric print on Cloe Cassandro's flowy 'Andrea' dress is inspired by traditional Balinese art. Entirely handcrafted and dyed by local artisans, this loose-fitting maxi style is made from delicate silk-chiffon that's adorned with glowing mother-of-pearl buttons along the front. Swap your swimsuit for a slip to take it into evening. Wear it with: Marysia Swimsuit, Mansur Gavriel Mules, Sensi Studio Hat. -- Coral and off-white silk-chiffon - Button fastenings along front - 100% silk - Hand wash - Mother-of-Pearl: Indonesia - Imported
There's a throw-it-on attitude to the current collection that's very appealing, says Diane von Furstenberg's Creative Director Jonathan Saunders in PORTER . This cotton and silk-blend maxi dress feels light and airy, and is woven with pastel-pink, orange, navy and white stripes. Pull the drawstring to cinch your silhouette and balance the floaty overlay. -- Multicolored cotton and silk-blend - Slips on - 72% cotton, 28% silk - Hand wash - Imported
Missoni's Pre-Fall '17 collection revisits some of Angela Missoni's favorite pieces from her 19 years at the helm of the label. This flexible crochet-knit maxi dress is bias-cut with signature zigzag stripes in metallic pink, green and yellow hues, and gently flares out at the hem. It's perfect for warm evenings on vacation.
Missoni's maxi dress is made from silk-blend lamé that has a lustrous, light-catching sheen. Printed with rainbow-colored waves, this style has a softly pleated wrap-effect bodice to nip in your waist and balance the fluted skirt. Keep accessories pared-back.
Norma Kamali's baby-pink maxi dress is made from wrinkle-free jersey that makes it perfect for taking on vacation. Use the gold faux leather belt to temper the loose fit and create draped, cape sleeves. We love how the fabric glides behind you with every step.
Anjuna's clothes exude the free-spiritedness that we all want to channel in the height of summer. Printed with vivid florals, the 'Cassiopea' maxi dress is cut from silk crepe de chine, with sheer crinkled chiffon panels along the bell sleeves and skirt. It has contrasting green pockets and a beaded and cotton-trimmed neckline that feels distinctly artisanal. The patchwork of tiered panels and empire waist create a billowy silhouette - perfect in hot temperatures. Wear it with: Nannacay Tote, Chloé Sandals, Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings. -- Multicolored silk crepe de chine and chiffon - Slips on - 100% silk - Dry clean - Made in Italy
Alice + Olivia's 'Desma' maxi dress nods to bohemian styles. This printed satin piece is finished with scalloped trims and panels of vintage-inspired lace, underpinned by a beige slip to stop it being too revealing. Wear it to your next dinner party with elegant sandals.
For Fall '17, By Malene Birger draws inspiration from Michelle Pfeiffer's fearless role in the film Scarface . Made from crepe in a rich forest-green hue, this wrap-effect 'Akumal' dress has a high neckline and long metallic woven cuffs encrusted with light-catching crystals. We love how it turns to reveal a split maxi hem - essential for ease of movement when styled with vertiginous heels.
MICHAEL Michael Kors often draws inspiration from billowy '70s silhouettes and brand muse Lauren Hutton. Made from printed chiffon, this pintucked maxi dress is fully lined and cut for a slightly loose fit that can be tempered using its detachable belt. Keep styling pared-back with black slides.
Inspired by the bohemian glamour of the '70s, MICHAEL Michael Kors' maxi dress is cut from airy chiffon into a long and billowy silhouette. This floral-print style is fully lined and has black piping that emphasizes the narrowest part of your waist. Wear it with platform sandals.
For Pre-Fall '17, GANNI's Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup is inspired by the elegant lifestyle of the '50s and '60s jetset. This polka-dot maxi dress is cut from glossy satin that skims beautifully over your figure and has deftly placed seams to frame your hips and waist. It turns to reveal an open back with long ties – highlight them with an updo.
Rachel Zoe's collections are influenced by the designer's glamorous and bohemian personal style. Tempered by a slip, this 'Carroll' maxi dress is cut from crinkled silk-chiffon that floats over your silhouette. Complement the shimmering tasseled ties with gold sandals.
Fans of Equipment's leopard-print pieces include model Joan Smalls and stylist Julia von Boehm. Part of the Fall '17 collection, this 'Major' maxi dress is cut from washed-silk and has a matching waist belt. Wear yours with loafers or sneakers, or try it layered over skinny jeans with at least five of the bottom buttons undone.