The black dress is a frock that knows no boundaries. Walking the dog? Throw your jersey tent dress over your pyjamas and you’re presentable enough for the five-minute stroll. Meeting your friends for that much-needed Friday happy hour? Your long, slinky new shirt dress will go down a treat. Going to your first wedding of the summer? Throw on your gauzy black go-to and you’ll turn heads like always.
We set about finding the best staple black maxi dresses from our favourite shops, sampling every style echelon from beach-friendly boho to regal, formal and glitzy. No matter where you’re headed this summer — whether it’s down the street or on a night out, we’ve got your head-to-toe black look in one of the slides ahead. Click through to find your black maxi dress of the summer.
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