how to style a maxi dress

How to Style a Maxi Dress For Summer

Free flowing, comfortable maxi dresses are never out of style. Versatile, and available in so many different colors and styles, every woman’s closet should have several.

With a few simple accessories and other items of clothing, these maxi dresses can go from beach to banquet in the blink of an eye. You don’t need a lot of money or accessories, just imagination.

Let’s take a look at some great ways on how to style a maxi dress.

Maxi Dresses

Versatility is one of the biggest benefits of maxi dresses. Anyone can wear them, any size, any height, any age. Worn as a cover-up at the beach or dressed up for an evening out, the maxi dress is a must-have for any closet.

How to Style a Maxi Dress

A maxi dress is one of the most comfortable items of clothing you may own, next to your pajamas. Making them stylish is fun, easy and likely all at your disposal already.


Adding a pair of heels will dress up your maxi dresses and the occasion which is perfect for dinner out, a summer wedding or graduation ceremony.

Flats or a low heel are the perfect options for work or a more dressy casual affair, like a job interview brunch.

Flip flops with a few accessories and a great floppy hat keep you feeling cool and looking cool on the beach, on the boat or on the patio at the pub.

Cowboy boots or other types of boots are fun, comfortable and very stylish.


Break out grandma’s pearls, some fun, and colorful costume jewelry or your standard favorites. They work perfectly with the maxi dress. Matching items of jewelry to bring out the subtle colors of the dress pull the whole outfit together.


Cinching in the waistline of the dress gives you definition. It takes away the boxy look to make it more appropriate for certain functions but still remains comfortable.

You can use anything you like, a matching piece of fabric, chain belts, or vintage and even belts you make yourself.


Jackets and blazers add a touch of professionalism to the dress, perfect for work situations, meetings, and interviews. At work, you can slip it on when you need.

A denim jacket is fun and can go great with a pair of boots, sneakers or sandals. Leather jackets add a touch of class and fun.

A sweater or cardigan, either worn or drapes across the shoulders is classy and comfortable. You can use it for when the evening cools and as a cover-up.

Tees and Blouses

A nice white or solid colored tee shirt or blouse underneath makes a nice outfit for evening wear, is appropriate for work and other functions where you need business casual.

Wear Maxi Dresses

Wear them often, wear them well. They are perfect for covering up your less than favorite body parts and remaining cool, comfortable and stylish. For more information on how to work on those particular body part, read on.

How to style a maxi dress is only limited by your imagination.