When maxi dresses first became popular again (I’m guessing around 2008-2010), I was ecstatic. They just seemed so fashionable and so flattering and so comfortable. My mother wasn’t as enthused–I remember showing her a cheap one I’d picked up and her only comment was to ask exactly how and when I’d wear something that looked so much like a gown. Years later I still love wearing the trend, though the midi length look is quickly winning me over. If possible, it’s even more fashionable and more flattering and more comfortable. Dressed up or down, accessorized to the max or incredibly minimalist, they’re perfect for spring and summer wear (especially in black). Shop my picks and check out some seriously perfect ways to style the cropped dresses below!