5 Ways To Style A Maxi Dress


I’m pretty sure we all have a maxi dress, or two, in our wardrobe, right?  Maxi dresses are simple and easy to throw on, you don’t have to worry about coordinating with a top or bottom, all you have to do is pair your dress and shoes, and you’re all set.

But for those that struggle with thinking of different ways to style their maxi dresses outside of the obvious dress and sandal pairing, here are five different ways you can update one of your favorite summer staples.


How To Wear A Maxi Dress


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Layering your look during the summer seems to be more of an afterthought, it’s hot, and the last thing you want to do is add on an additional layer, but as we all know, there are always options.


The key with layering is sticking to lightweight fabrics and playing around with the different lengths, styles, fits, and sleeve lengths to help create balance within your look.


When styling a maxi dress and a layer together, you have to pay close attention to your proportions.  You don’t want to hide your frame, pack on unintentional bulk, or shorten your frame underneath your layers.


From the different styles, lengths, and shapes, I know it can get a little confusing on how to add on a layer to avoid the above from happening, so I have broken down different styling tips and tricks on how to dress for your body and put together outfits that flatter in my eBook, Summer Outfit Combinations


This utility jacket gives this feminine dress a masculine touch and helps to dress down your look with the assistance of the remaining add-on pieces.  There is no such thing as labels! All of your pieces can be dressed up or dressed down.

How To Wear A Maxi Dress

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This maxi dress is full of vibrant colors, so why not play them up for a night out? Add a statement piece, accent with a pop of color then use one item to tone down your look.  If you're wearing a statement earring and a colored bag, then use a layer or your shoes to balance out your look.  

How To Wear A Maxi Dress

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Stepping outside of the box allows you to experiment and style garments in a way that you would not normally think to wear or pair together.  Feeling confident enough to experiment with your outfit pairings goes hand-in-hand with having the right pieces in your wardrobe that you can easily mix and match with each other.  It'll make it easier to be more creative with how you style your outfits and allow you to feel more confident trying something outside of your comfort zone.  


If you need help with updating your summer wardrobe with pieces that'll make your life easier, check out my summer wardrobe building eBooks - here.


Adding an outer-layer to your outfit isn't your only option, add an under-layer and switch it up! Unexpected, chic, simple, and it’s easy.  You can also utilize an under-layer to experiment with mixing and matching two different prints.  

How To Wear A Maxi Dress

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Dress down your maxi dress by playing up the athleisure trend giving your look a sporty chic feel.  This eBook teaches you how to pull off the athleisure trend in summer.

How To Wear A Maxi Dress

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Accessories are an easy way to elevate any outfit.  Accessorizing doesn't always mean over the top, loud, or stand-out pieces.  You always have options!


If stying a bold garment; like this maxi dress is already a statement enough for you then opt for neutral accessories to complete your look.  If you want to add another statement piece to your dress, you have options with your shoes, jewelry, and bag.


Allow your accessories to make your look your own.

How To Wear A Maxi Dress

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All of the items used in these outfits aside from the maxi dress are from my summer wardrobe building eBooks.  The pieces covered throughout these eBooks make it easier when you want to add different styles, colors, and prints to your wardrobe because they provide you with different ways you can style your pieces and dress them up and dress them down.  These are your summer essentials for a reason - they make getting dressed easier!