And now we want to try it, too.

By Samantha Sutton
Jul 24, 2020 @ 7:00 am
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For years, our number one summer fashion rule has been simple: If it's easy and effortless to wear, we're definitely into it. Fussing with a bunch of straps or constricting designs — especially in 2020, when we're spending a ton of time at home — is the last thing we want in 90-degree heat. So, when celebrities started stepping out in eerily similar mumu maxi dresses? We were immediately on board, and knew we needed to shop the trend for ourselves.

In the past month, both Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelly Rowland have worn this blanket-like design in black (paired with their masks, of course) while Angelina Jolie has proven to be a fan of both navy and cream options. Whether you're out running errands or chilling on your couch, it's a great one-and-done outfit choice. At the same time, with some heels and a few key accessories, it would be easy to make this loose, breezy dress feel fancy.

No matter how you choose to style the mumu maxi, it deserves a spot in your wardrobe. Come fall, you can even layer it under a blazer or over a turtleneck and add some boots. It doesn't get easier than that.

Fe Noel Black Essential Casual Gown

Shop It: $168;

ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Maxi T-shirt Dress

Shop It: $225;

Mara Hoffman Luz Dress

Shop It: $350;

Free People Shoreline Maxi Dress

Shop It: $78;

Eloquii Cinched Waist Kimono Dress

Shop It: $100;

COS Cotton Mulberry Silk Kaftan Dress

Shop It: $135;

Zara Long Flowy Dress

Shop It: $40;

Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Jersey Midi Pocket Dress

Shop It: $80;

Vero Moda Ava Lulu Short Sleeve Maxi Dress

Shop It: $49;