How to Rock a Maxi Dress

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Available in a variety of materials, prints, and colors, maxi dresses have never been more en vogue. Perfect for any occasion, you can accessorize a maxi dress with killer heels for a night out, pumps for a day out or even sneakers for a fresh, day-time look.

For new ways to rock a maxi dress this summer, check out our top tips below…

Add a belt for effortless style

Pairing a stylish belt with a maxi dress gives you instant style points. As well as accentuating a small waist, adding a belt to a maxi dress can make your outfit more formal. Ideal for the office or after-work drinks, use a belt to take your maxi dress from daywear to evening wear.

Throw a jacket on

Throwing a casual jacket over a maxi dress is a great way to ward off the evening chill, but it can add a sense of fun to your outfit too. Opt for a classic denim jacket for during the day and switch it up with a short leather jacket if you’re heading out for the night.

Combine with beachwear

If you’re jetting off on vacation this summer, a maxi dress is a must-have item. Whether you’re strolling along cobbled city streets or relaxing on golden sands, a maxi dress is the perfect attire. Choose a maxi dress with a side-slit and you can get the sun on your legs and cover up when you want to. Sling an on-trend beach bag over your shoulder, add some shades and you’re ready to go.

Be bold

In addition to block colors, stores are awash with maxi dresses in vibrant, bold prints this season. For an on-trend look, choose an eye-catching print and combine with matching accessories to create the perfect look.

Mix it up with sportswear

For a fun, casual vibe, wear sneakers or slides with a maxi dress the summer. Perfect for a trip to the park, a wander around the shops or a day trip to the coast, classic sneakers, stylish hi-tops or chic Lacoste shoes will add a youthful and effortless twist to your outfit.  Switch it up and try as many shoe styles as you can.

Accessorize as much as you like

Depending on the style of your dress, you can add big, bold accessories or subtle pieces to complete your look. If you’re wearing a block color, for example, take the opportunity to add some eye-catching accessories to make your outfit pop. If you’re rocking a print maxi dress, try gold or silver accessories which won’t detract for your statement piece.

Add heels for a killer combination

Heels can be added to almost any outfit to give you an air of sassy sophistication. For more formal occasions, pairing a maxi dress with heels is ideal. What’s more, you can add inches to your height and allow the fabric of the dress to keep your heels out of sight, if you choose to. Alternatively, opt for an asymmetrical cut and show off your favorite pair of heels.

Choose your cut

Maxi dresses offer the ultimate in versatility, and with different cuts and lines, you can find the perfect maxi dress to suit your body shape. A strapless column maxi can enhance an hourglass figure, for example, while an empire waist will give you a curvier silhouette. Try out different styles and find the ones which are right for you.

Layer it up

Adding layers to an outfit gives you an endless choice of options, and it means you can wear your maxi dress to any location. For a smart, working environment, why not add a chic blazer? Alternatively, choose a light cardigan or even a stylish scarf to add layers to your look.

Have fun with fabric

One of the reasons maxi dresses are so versatile is because of the range of fabrics available. Thin cotton dresses make a maxi the ideal option for chilling out on the beach, while a satin, chiffon or silk maxi dress can look perfect at a wedding or formal event. Try maxis in different fabrics and you’ll soon have an outfit for any occasion.


There aren’t many garments which can carry you through from a morning brunch, to the office and then out for dinner and drinks, but a maxi dress certainly can. With a range of cuts, fabrics, and prints, the maxi dress has cemented itself as a staple wardrobe must-have. Whatever your body shape, budget, and style, the right maxi dress is all you need this summer!


See you next time!


Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blogger, based in NC.

One comment

  1. Indeed The Maxi has the looks and really something ones should try, I have one Maxi and I am really many with my dress, what are some places we can order Maxi (The Astonishing Ones)

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