Emma Roberts Wore Summer's Most Comfortable Dress Trend With Ankle Boots

Emma Roberts and her chic street style are back to grace us with another trend, and it's perhaps the most comfortable trend at that: a knit maxi dress. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not always keen on knit maxi dresses, as they feel a little sloppy and shapeless to me, but Roberts's short-sleeve version with a subtle empire waist feels pretty and polished (especially when paired with ankle boots as opposed to, say, flip-flops).

Oversize baby-doll dresses have certainly been the number one dress trend since last year, but you don't see maxi-dress iterations as commonly as short ones. Based on the success of Roberts's outfit, perhaps now you will. Keep scrolling to see how she styled the trend, and shop some of our favorite oversize knit maxi dresses that are as chic as they are comfortable.


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On Emma Roberts: Mr. Leight sunglasses; Kris Nations Watermelon Tourmaline Necklace ($112); Clare V. Petit Alistair Bag ($365); By Far Bruna Ankle Boots ($585)

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Next up, the casual dress trend that's popping up all over the place.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.