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MAXI SUNDRESSES

Celebrate your summer in ModCloth's EXCLUSIVE collection of vintage-inspired, cute maxi sundresses. Discover our most popular styles of sundresses, which include darling sleeveless sundresses, effortless maxi sundresses, vintage-inspired halter top sundresses, long babydoll sundresses, boho sundresses, romantic floral sundresses, pinafore dresses, and more. 

ModCloth loves carrying a wide variety of silhouettes and a great selection of patterns and solids, but we are most proud of our abundance of sizes. From XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X, our breezy maxi sundresses are for everyone.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VINTAGE-INSPIRED MAXI SUNDRESSES? Well, that depends on what era of fashion you feel like channeling today:

  • 40’s sundresses: Classic A-line maxi sundresses, often with button-up detailing are a timeless staple of 1940s women’s fashion. Breezy midi sundresses in floral prints, and vibrant solids (especially navy blue sundresses) were all the rage during this era.
  • 50’s sundresses: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950’s, and this is the era when swing dresses, fit-and-flare maxi sundresses, and sleeveless maxi sundresses first made their debut! (Think Marilyn in her timeless, white halter-top dress). Tie-neck collars became a fashion must-have, and don’t forget the prints! Polka-dot maxi sundresses, plaid maxi sundresses, and deep emerald green maxi sundresses have been stealing hearts ever since.
  • 60’s sundresses: In the 1960’s, all manners of sleeveless maxi dresses became mainstream! The babydoll maxi sundress, smock maxi sundresses with Peter Pan collars, off the shoulder maxi sundresses, belted shift sundresses, shirred maxi sundresses, smocked maxi sundresses, and FINALLY maxi sundresses with pockets! Bold floral print maxi sundresses, leopard print maxi sundresses, and colorblock maxi sundresses are still fashion hallmarks of this iconic era. 
  • 70’s sundresses: Flowy maxi sundresses and kaftan sundresses with bold geometric prints can be traced back to the 1970s fashion era. Pinafore maxi dresses made a comeback in the 70’s, boho sundresses first hit the scene, and the groovy seventies also saw the emergence of bold floral sundresses. 
  • 80’s sundresses: Cute maxi sundresses reached went to new lengths in the 1980’s, and metallic print max sundresses reflected the spirit of the eighties. Maxi sundresses with puff sleeves, neon maxi sundresses, and T-shirt maxi sundress with playful graphics were all the rage, and Madonna made us fall in love with black mesh maxi sundresses as well as maxi sundresses with ruffles upon ruffles.
  • 90’s sundresses: Plaid maxi skirts, and plaid maxi sundresses came back in a major way during the 1990s fashion era. Floral maxi sundresses and sheer maxi sundresses hit the streets, and nothing beat a floral maxi slip dress layered under a flannel button-up top. Cute and casual maxi sundresses, bodycon dresses, and color block maxi sundresses also show up in timeless 90’s era dresses.

Whatever era in fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute maxi sundresses in every size! 

Women’s plus size clothing for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect fit for every woman, especially in vintage-inspired styles that go above and beyond the status quo. ModCloth makes it fun and easy to express yourself in sizes ranging XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X. 

Yes, we have all our favorite essential clothing basics that include relaxed-fit tees, leggings, tunics, cardigans, and stretchy denim jeans. ModCloth also has you covered with workwear essentials like sophisticated blazers, trousers, dresses, and button-up tops, but here’s how ModCloth goes beyond basic to showcase your retro-chic sensibilities:

  • Plus Size Era-based fashion so you can channel the art deco-inspired 1920s, classic pin-up vibes from the 1930’s, the mod 40’s, the rockabilly 50’s, retro 70’s vibes with high-rise, wide-leg pants and psychedelic prints, the neon 80’s, and the pop, punk, and goth movements of the 90’s!
  • Plus Size Exclusive collaborations with exciting brands like Hello Kitty, Barbie, Care Bears, Collectif, Princess Highway, and more!
  • Hard-to-find options for vintage-inspired coats, jumpsuits, overalls, swing skirts, sleepwear, outerwear, and swimwear.
  • SO MUCH to choose from in women’s plus size dresses! Fit-and-flare dresses, swing dresses, maxi dresses, cocktail dresses, party dresses, mini dresses, babydoll dresses, shirt dresses, midi dresses, sweater dresses…and MOST of them have POCKETS!
  • Our most popular women’s plus-size clothing styles offer exclusive hand-drawn prints that range from elegant to quirky with an emphasis on current trends. Whether you love cats, dogs, books, deep sea creatures, outerspace, moon phases, stars, celestial, dinosaurs, bunnies, bugs, bears, florals, rainbows, or reptiles, our talented design team is always coming up with unique ways for you to express yourself. 
  • Elegant plus size dresses for special occasions including stunning wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, cocktail dresses, and evening gowns that are full of unique, vintage-inspired detailing. 

So how do you feel like expressing yourself today? Are you feeling a bit kawaii? Cottagecore? Boho-chic? Feeling your goth streak? Or maybe you just want to wear something that lets everyone know how much you love your cat. Whatever you want in vintage-inspired women’s clothing, ModCloth is with you all the way. Come explore our latest women’s clothing collection now! 


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