Slideshow: Thirteen Unfussy Maxi Dresses

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Maxi dresses have been flooding the streets for a few seasons now, but it's only recently that the hippie staple has dropped its flouncier features and become more streamlined. This summer's iterations may not have the tiers, ruffles, and voluminous skirts we're used to seeing on lengthy frocks, but they more than make up for it with racer backs, clever cutouts, and figure-hugging fits. And unlike their paisley predecessors, these dresses can easily transition into fall with some strategic layering and a great pair of boots. Click through our slideshow to see our top picks from Alexander Wang, Gap, VPL, and more.