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10 Daytime Maxi Dresses and Skirts for the Fall

The easiest way to wear a maxi dress or skirt is either casually during the summer (a jersey version, black or striped) or to a black-tie event (silk, satin, taffeta with sequins and spangles galore). But the coolest girls I know don't do either. Instead of banishing long hemlines to beaches and ballrooms, they wear the silhouette the same as pants—to work, a coffee shop, the movies.

I'm most in awe of these floor-grazing looks during the fall and winter, because that's when most people aren't wearing them. And, with a the right cardigan and pair of tights, a cold weather maxi will keep you warmer than your coziest pair of trousers. Below, I've found the ten I want in my closet this season. Click through the slideshow to shop them all now.

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Floaty fabric in a dark color works year round.


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A big snuggly sweater, for your entire body.

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Take the pants out of pants suit.

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An effortless look that is like, literally, effortless.
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Leather leggings' ladylike little sister.


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How Alexa Chung wears maxis.
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