In this article, I am about to show you fresh ways to rock your maxi dress like a street style star. Thanks to its breezy silhouette, an extensive range of prints, and a wide spectrum of colors, maxi dresses pretty much double as cover-ups once summer rolls around. But when styled correctly, a maxi dress doesn't have to be worn exclusively at the beach—it can be given a street-chic appeal for a city stroll or elevated for a black-tie affair. Combined with its ground-grazing length, the effect is dramatic. For photographic proof, we rounded up our favorite street-style snaps that have us reaching for our maxi dress, stat. Scroll through to learn from these chic snaps and then shop a few of our favorite maxis, below.
- Achieve a Boho Vibe. Just add colorful beaded jewelry and flat strappy sandals.
- Ground Bright Blooms. Step into sensible flats to offset a wild print.
- Rein in an extra full dress, all you need is create a ladylike shape with a fitted jacket.
- Tap your inner minimalist. Do away with the frills and stick with a chic maxi shirtdress and neutral sandals.
- Take it out for an evening. Give your look a lift (literally) with heels for a fancy event.
- Toughen up a too-delicate dress. Top a pretty chiffon dress with a denim jacket and boots to take away the too-precious feel.
- Go for an off-duty look. Keep things laidback and cool with sneakers and a tough moto jacket.
Recently it has become popular to wear maxi dresses not only in the evenings but in everyday life too. A stroll, a night out with friends, or a date are some of the great reasons to take your favorite dress out of the wardrobe. The main plus of this trend is that maxi dress outfits, without any doubt, look incredibly feminine. However, the ‘rules’ on how to wear this attire properly and how to match the dresses with different items of clothing and accessories are still an open question.
I also want to present you nine simple tips on how to wear a wonderfully feminine maxi dress and feel confident and beautiful.
- With sneakers
Many people still think that such an outfit looks weird. It’s commonly believed that we should wear sports shoes only with sportswear. But the rules of fashion change. Nowadays a combination of a dress + sneakers has almost become classic. This look is perfect for those who don’t like high heels and are afraid to get tangled up in the long dress. This definitely won’t happen if you wear sneakers!
- With a denim jacket
If you’re going to go for a walk and you want to put on your favorite dress, don’t forget about a denim jacket. This outfit looks beautiful and very stylish. Here are some of the pluses of the dress + a denim jacket combination:
You look fresher and younger.
The color of a denim jacket is quite neutral so it goes well with any skin type.
Such attire accentuates the legs and makes them look longer.
- With a belt
If you wear a maxi dress with a belt you can be sure that this will accentuate your small waist — this will instantly make everyone around you jealous. But if you don’t like belts, you can still look very attractive in a sexy slit dress that will accentuate not only your waist but your legs as well.
- With high heels
This is one of the ways to make you look taller because your maxi dress will hide the heels.
- With a leather jacket
Want your outfit to be chic and sassy? Then say yes to this combination immediately! Besides, when wearing a leather jacket you can experiment with makeup using different bright colors.
- Beach maxi dresses
Beach maxi dresses are your best friends on summer holidays! They are made of a lightweight fabric that is perfect for hot weather.
- Asymmetrical dresses
If you don’t like to hide your legs completely, asymmetrical dresses can be the best solution. The front of the dress is short and the back is long. It’s not only beautiful and sexy but very original as well.
Bright beautiful prints can liven up any outfit. They immediately create the right mood and demonstrate a unique style. Also, a variety of different accessories will perfectly match dresses with prints.
There are no strict rules: the choice of accessories depends on your taste and the occasion you are dressing for. Accessories make any attire look gorgeous. If your dress has a great neckline, a beautiful necklace will be the right choice. Accessories can be neutral: gold or silver, for example. Or they can be bright to match your dress.