maxi-dresses maxidresses spring 2011

Left to right: Tory Burch Shelbee dress, $478, toryburch.com; Victoria's Secret nautical stripe racerback maxi dress, $48, victoriasssecret.com; RACHEL Rachel Roy printed maxi dress, $109, macys.com. Photos: courtesy



In case you haven't noticed, spring's maxi- trend is one of our favorites here at StyleList. We talk a lot about the style, in features such as Maxi Skirt Mondays and DIY Design. But we haven't yet told you where to buy 'em! So that's what we'll do here.

The floor-grazing frock comes in every incarnation, from boho to girly to preppy. We've culled the best from the infinite selection out there, priced from an extremely reasonable $48 to a mega-splurgey $2,500 (that's the gorgeous Pucci in slide 12, and if you can swing it, I promise this quirky classic will be with you for the rest of your life).

I just bought the navy belted knit Vince dress featured in slide 5 in the gallery, and I already know I'll practically be living in it. I can't wait to wear it with flat sandals, a hobo bag and long pendant necklaces during the daytime. At night, I'll dress it up with strappy heels, a clutch and a statement necklace. I think the long column shape, which has just the right amount of cling, will make me feel like a Greek goddess.

Check out our gallery, below, for a roundup of the season's best maxi-dresses, available now.

And what do you think of Kourtney Kardashian's own one-shouldered maxi-style? Cast your vote here.