I think I own about 3 Summer Maxi Dresses now so not a huge number but they are ones I adore wearing, for comfort (They’re lightweight) and for covering my Casper-the-ghost legs and also they’re flowy and pretty. They weren’t always my go-to for summer though as I thought that they were too formal. I have a few ways that you can rock a Maxi dress this Summer though.
- Maxi dresses don’t have to be super formal but they can be, depending on the event or function. This one I’m wearing is from an online boutique in San Francisco called Morning Lavender where, frankly, I get a good majority of my clothing now, it’s affordable and wearable and well made too. This is a maxi dress that I wear just for going out on the Weekend, it’s not particularly formal and is lightweight and flowy. Don’t be freaked out thinking that maxi dresses are all too formal for daytime, it all depends on your style preference.
- Keep things fun with accessories: if you have a plain coloured maxi dress that doesn’t have a bold print (like mine does) then you can have fun with statement jewellery; like a great necklace. This automatically elevates a plain coloured dress and makes it elegant and perfect for a Wedding Guest outfit!
- If you’re not super Girly, then you can toughen up your flowy maxi dress with a denim jacket or a leather-look moto jacket. This keeps the look sexy and sophisticated but adds another layer of chic to it and it’s perfect for an evening date when the temperature cools off, just make sure to keep the jacket short and tailored so the outfit doesn’t look frumpy or baggy.
- Play with hats, like this one from Lack of Color, for a more boho vibe. I LOVE my hats (you all know that). A hat can add an air of mystery to a look or it can give it a fun boho, Festival vibe and it’s perfect for keeping the sun off your face at Festivals – literally the perfect look for Coachella if you aren’t all about the glitter and the fairy outfits.
- If you aren’t model tall and are worried that a maxi will be too long, check out the petites section or simply get the dress hemmed up to the perfect length (it’s really cheap and something I do all the time), maxi dresses can be cinched in with a great belt to add extra interest but also to create shape where you want it.