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As the weather warms, one go-to summer style trend always emerges. Yes, we’re talking about the beloved maxi dress. Simply put, maxi dresses never go out of style, transcending fashion aesthetics and decades effortlessly.
Something about a maxi’s flowing ankle-sweeping skirt absolutely dominates warm-weather style year after year. Perhaps it’s because you can easily dress a maxi up or down, wearing the same floor-length dress to a low-key picnic and a summer wedding. (How economical!) Or maybe it’s because the one-piece throw-on-and-go garment makes looking good easy. Or perhaps it’s because you don’t need to shave your legs while wearing a maxi dress. (Well, you don’t need to shave your legs ever. But if you prefer to bare your legs sans hair, you know the stubble-covering capabilities of a maxi are a huge perk.)
Regardless, maxi dresses are a standard summer style essential — and Nordstrom Rack has no shortage of budget-friendly options for your wardrobe. From all-black dresses to boldly printed picks, the fashion-forward retailer has countless ankle-length options for under $50. You’re bound to find the perfect maxi for you — and you’ll be wearing your personal pick all summer long.
If you are in the market for a new maxi to kick off the sunny season, check out these seven casual picks from Nordstrom Rack for under $50. Your closet (and wallet) will thank you.
1. Sam Edelman Hibiscus Floral Trapeze Maxi Dress, $49.97 (Orig. $138)
Stand out in this bold and beautiful maxi dress decorated with vibrant hibiscus florals. A simple waist tie adds a dose of definition to the flowing ankle-length summer must-have.
2. Lovestitch Gauze Maxi Dress, $29.98-$34.97 (Orig. $34.97–$88)
Made of a lightweight gauze fabric, this flowing maxi keeps you cool on warm days. The casual yet polished dress comes in a whopping 15 (!!!) colors, allowing you to choose your favorite. Or, you know, favorites. Plus, it has pockets.
3. Love By Design Sun Benito Crepe Maxi Dress, $39.97 (Orig. $88)
Floral dresses are a summer staple — but what about citrus? Decorated with delectable oranges, this maxi dress with mid-length sleeves and a V neckline is delightful and bold. It also comes in more traditional floral prints for those who love a classic.
4. Angie Halter Maxi Dress, $44.97
Just like a good maxi dress, boho vibes never go out of style. This halter pick is proof, mixing a classic bohemian print and colorway with a flowing silhouette.
5. Bobeau Floral Maxi Dress, $34.97
Dainty yellow florals decorate this scoop-neck, flowing maxi, making it a sunny summer pick. It’s incredibly versatile and easily dressed up with heels or dressed down with casual sandals.
6. Nostalgia Apparel Stripe Tiered Maxi Dress, $39.97
An eye-catching patterned stripe print decorates this casual tiered skirt maxi. A ruffle hem adds a little something sweet to finish off the breezy look.
7. London Times Ruffle Cold-Shoulder Maxi Dress, $44.97 (Orig. $108)
With a ruffle V-neck, sleeves and wrap skirt, this cold-shoulder maxi is all about movement. The sleek silhouette makes it gorgeously timeless and easy to slip on for a casual dinner or a summer wedding.
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