How to Style a Maxi Dress for Different Occasions

Ahhh, maxi dresses, is there anything more comfortable, cool or chic then them? If there is, the fashion world hasn’t sniffed it out yet! The maxi cut has been a favourite across all styles for hundreds and hundreds of years, in fact, it’s kind of one of the staples of any stylish woman’s wardrobe – and now yours! Whether you’re hunting for a maxi dress to add to your closet, or you have a couple somewhere there in the back and you want to refresh them a little, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few fashion-forward styling ideas to dress your maxi up flawlessly, at any occasion…

Boho Breezy

Your maxi dress is the perfect piece for putting together an easy, breezy summertime boho look. Slip-on a cap-sleeved short sleeve or billowing milkmaid style cut maxi with a plunging v-neck to begin. Next, grab your comfiest pair of woven platform shoes and your favourite macrame handbag (you can always make one if you don’t find any out there that catch your eye!) Layer on plenty of shining gold pendants, pile your hair into a messy bun and reach for some chunky hoop earrings. This is the ideal day to night transition get-up that’s always comfy and breathable, warm weather perfection!

Evening Chic

Take that maxi with you next time you step out on the town! A solid black dress with sheer paneling or lace detailing will work perfectly with some boss pointed high heels. Swipe on some moody wine toned lipstick and style your hair into a sassy half up half down do. A shimmering smokey eye, glossy lips and a pearl studded clutch bag will finish this disco diva look off amazingly.

Cocktail Hour

Stun at your next cocktail party in an elegant maxi dress, the more sequin studded, the better! A shimmering champagne or rose gold hue will stand out from the crowd and have you feeling like the belle of the ball. Keep it classy with matte nude leather heels and a clutch to match. Make the beauty look minimal and slick your hair back into a sleek low pony. If it’s scheduled to be chilly out, a Burgundy or dove grey oversized leather jacket will keep you nice and cosy whilst you party the night away.

Weekend Wonder

Choose a loose fit empire waist maxi to run those weekend errands in impeccable style! An ever so chic basket bag, white wide brimmed hat and chunky white sneakers will make you look some kind of contemporary Parisian goddess! Turn to stick to airy materials such as cotton or linen in a pale white and blue stripe print or just a fresh neutral like white will do perfectly also. Some delicate gold or silver chain jewellery and a high ponytail will tie the whole thing together. You’ve never known comfort and style quite like this get-up, promise!

Everyday Uniform

Yep, that’s right, you can wear your maxi dress to the office, too! Grab your favourite oversized blazer and layer over a comfortable t-shirt style maxi dress. Some pristine patent brogues, a leather satchel bag and shining stud earrings will be your best friends here. Pull your hair into a neat ballerina bun and add a satin bow for a feminine touch to your office chic outfit – that boardroom has never looked quite so fashionable!

90s Grunge

The 90s are back and we’re all very happy about it! To channel that perfect 90s grunge vibe at your next night out or formal event, you’ll need to dig out that maxi slip dress that you used to give an awful lot of love (and if you don’t have one, then what are you doing reading this? Go get one!) Add a statement choker chain necklace, pastel shimmer eyeshadow and kitten heeled strappy shoes in an iridescent neutral. A mini beaded clutch bag and silk shawl to match, and you’re done! Time to dance like it’s 1999 again!

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Written by Monella

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