If there’s one thing we hate about summer, it’s the fact that it ends. The death of summer means the death of rosé season, open-toed shoes, sun-kissed complexions—need we continue? But before you start mourning #hotgirlsummer, read this: Summer’s not over just yet. We still have at least a month left of sun to enjoy before temperatures dip below sandal weather. And there are tons of ways to stretch out these last few weeks, believe it or not. Our preferred method? It’s by stocking up on maxi dresses that can go from summer to fall.
To cure your end-of-summer blues, we suggest donning a maxi dress: the grass-skimming, breeze-catching item everyone should own. It’s the perfect piece for the transition from summer to fall—flowy enough to keep you cool on the hottest summer days, but long enough to protect your bare legs from the cold breeze that often strikes during post-July evenings.
Flip through the slideshow below to find 29 maxi dresses that are perfect for the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Not only are these picks completely practical for cross-seasonal wear, but they’re also so cute you’ll forget how sad you are that summer’s nearing a close. (Sorry, too triggering?)