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Olivia Wilde's Maxi Dress Is The One-Step Outfit Your Spring Lineup Needs


As spring ticks on, knitwear and sweatshirts are slowly replaced by sundresses and tank tops, at long last. But the seasonal forecast still poses questions around exactly how many layers to shed, so people are erring on the side of caution and hanging onto jackets a little while longer. Olivia Wilde's maxi dress served as a smart solution for New York's unpredictable weather on Weds., as the actor prepared to make her directional debut with her new film Booksmart, which hits theaters on May 24.

Leaving a media appearance for the upcoming film, the 35-year-old drifted by with a smile, the floor-length plaid number by Rosie Assoulin serving as a stylish pick for modest dressing this season. Accented by fire red pumps and several stacked necklaces for a touch of edge, the multicolored frock channeled renaissance vibes amidst mild city temps.

Though a unique look for commencing spring, the scoop-neck gown fell right in line with Wilde's signature style, with the actor opting for puff sleeves and full-coverage dresses in the past. Accented by a honey brown lob and cat-eye makeup, the voluminous dress offered a striking silhouette as the actor passed by.


In a world full of structured blazers, athleisure galore, and flouncy slip dresses, Wilde's prairie-esque selection was a pleasantly offbeat pick. A welcomed reminder of the timelessness of a statement maxi dress, the plaid number makes a case for fanciful dresses this season. As the thermometer still hovers beneath bare-leg temps, Wilde's dress is a sound option for the month of May, serving as a convenient look that doesn't require much styling.

In an effort to simplify your morning routine while still putting your most stylish foot forward, The Zoe Report scoured the web for playful dresses akin to Wilde's that will do all the work for you. So ditch your jacket and opt for one of the long-sleeved styles below — they're sure to be anything but boring.

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Ophelia Daisy Dress


Stine Goya

Summon fresh blooms with this color-block daisy-print dress featuring slight balloon sleeves for an added whimsical flair.

Norma Printed Silk Maxi Dress


Elizabeth and James

Channel Mary-Kate and Ashley's bohemian vibe with this marigold dress that looks heavenly with slides and a straw bag.

Flowy Printed Dress



Keep it breezy with this paisley number featuring a plunging neckline that's perfect for your favorite gold pendant.

Printed Wrap Maxi Dress



Pair this leopard-print dress with booties and a statement bag for a chill night on the town.

Long Sleeve Printed Dress


La Doublej

Make noise with this unapologetic floral number, then offset with chunky sneakers for a vibrant Sunday look.