I Will Be Living in This Runway-Approved Trend This Summer, and It's Under $100

Best cheap maxi dresses

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@chrissyford

Last summer after quite the wild night out, I distinctly recall I was certainly not looking my best, yet during a brief FaceTime call with my friends, I was told I had to be up and moving in just 15 minutes for our lunch plans. I was probably in the worst state they'd ever seen me in, but they were quite surprised when I arrived at brunch just 20 minutes later looking fully put-together. Most people don't know this, but I've accomplished a complete 180 after a rough night or early morning quite a few times. My secret? A good collection of maxi dresses in my closet.

A good dress is what I call a one-step-wonder approach to fashion. You slip it on, and you're out the door in seconds with no fuss. During summer, it's hot in New York, and I want to spend as little time as possible in my apartment fussing over my wardrobe. That's when a good maxi dress comes into play. Since I like to have as many as I possibly can in my closet, I make sure to go on an annual shopping spree that involves adding quite a few to my collection. This means they absolutely can't break the bank. Scroll on for the 30 under-$100 maxi dresses I plan on adding to my collection this summer to give me effortless style for days. 

The perfect dress for summer weddings and dinner parties.

When a white dress is on sale, I always click add to cart.

This dress is giving me "summer Friday" vibes.

Animal print is still having its moment.

You can't go wrong with a dress like this.

You already know how I feel about orange.

I've had my eye on this dress for a while.

A lot of tassels and ties are headed your way.

Another dress I've been thinking about for a while.

Any corset detail instantly wins me over.

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