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If you’re headed to a picnic in Griffith Park, an outdoor concert at the Hollywood Bowl, or an evening bonfire in Malibu this summer, the easiest way to step up your style game is by adding a must-have maxi-dress into the mix. Worn over a bikini, under a little denim jacket, and paired with some flatform sandals, it’s low-maintenance and high-impact at its best—the ultimate summer essential! Whether you pick a solid-colored number, a form-fitting option, or something a little more relaxed, we’ve gathered the very best maxi-dresses to take your summer style to the max.