Maxi Dresses Are It for 2022—31 I'm Obsessed With for Weddings

There’s no getting away from maxi dresses this season. As one of the biggest and easiest-to-re-create trends from the 2022 runways, maxis in every guise were quickly adopted by fashion types, from linen fabrications for the beach to satin finishes for more formal occasions including weddings.


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I attended six weddings last year, and even though I had fewer this year, I’ll admit I was less than enthused at the prospect of deciding what to wear to them. I always try to get more wear out of the pieces I already own, but in need of some inspiration for the months ahead, I thought, Why not invest in one fresh look to get me through? The style I chose? A maxi dress. Being petite, I tend to gravitate toward midi styles, which seem to land nearer my ankle anyway. However, after seeing the impressive maxi dresses on offer, I decided to embrace the look.

Sure, I had to get the one I settled on taken up slightly to save it from dragging along the floor, but just like that, I fell in love with long hemlines. With the ability to make me feel polished even when adhering to the leanest of budgets, maxi dresses have helped me to rediscover the joy of getting properly dressed up—and just in time for me to resume my role of devoted wedding guest.


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Assuming you too have your fair share of weddings to attend this year, below, I’ve assembled an edit of what I consider the best wedding guest maxi dresses on the market. From printed wonders to jewel tones, I’ve ticked off every single mood. Scroll on to see them.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.