When to wear a maxi dress

Not only is the maxi dress all kinds of fun to wear, but this fancy floor-grazer can work for almost any occasion. From posh black tie affairs to chic city wedding ceremonies, long days spent on the beach to smart shirt-types perfectly suited to the office; the maxi dress is without a doubt the most versatile dress out there.

Shop dress (here)
Zara clutch oldie 

Shop heels (here)
The style I opted for here can be worn to  various occasions. If you are confused on what to do with your maxi dresses, here’s when to wear yours.

  1. The black tie invite

Glitzy evening affairs call for something spectacular, and that something is usually a maxi dress. Go for a black slinky style and team with heels, re-working your evening piece for day when worn over a simple white t-shirt with flats.
2.  Off duty dressing

Sling on a tough-looking leather jacket and a pair of well trodden trainers and you’ve got yourself the perfect off-duty outfit. Length is key here when wearing yours with trainers, and should sit just below the ankle. Complete your look with a cool cross body bag and statement sunnies.
3.  On the beach

It’s the first thing to pack when jetting off to a far flung destination and the ideal choice for day-to-night dressing – the beach is the destination for delicate, floaty maxi dresses. White boho-inspired styles are the look of choice right now, as is anything with shoulder detailing. Tassel strap detail, cool cut-outs, off-the-shoulder shapes – anything goes. Keep it simple and team with tan flats.
4.  To the races

Have fun with your race day outfit and go for a maxi dress with a full skirt. Anything with structure works well here, shape-wise. Just add super-sized sunnies and a suitably posh hat and bag and you’re good to go.
5.  To the office

Crisp shirt-style fabrics work well for the office. Layer over a smart trouser and team with a structured jacket, adding a block heel shoe to finish.
6.  During Summer in the city 

Maxi dresses and balmy summer days go hand in hand. Choose fun flouncy fabrics and pretty botanical floral prints and style with a low heel suede sandal or lace-up leather flats.
7.  For wedding season

Make floor-grazing fluid styles your look of choice. Always stick to modest cuts – it’s never a good idea to have too much on show – and mark the occasion with daring ruffles or a standout print.


26 thoughts on “When to wear a maxi dress

  1. U look beautiful in this dress. Very glamorous! And I love the last picture. Is that London in the background? Which area of the city are you from? X x


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