Summer and maxi dresses go hand in hand. This roomy outfit is just what you need to breeze through a hot summer day. Form-fitting on the top with a billowing bottom, the light and breathable dress is great for a lazy brunch. Just like any other one-piece outfit, the maxi is a stress-free piece of clothing that forms a blank canvas for your accessories.
Styling the Maxi
With a belt
A maxi could fall loosely on the body, giving it an unstructured look. If you’d like to draw attention to the waist and create curves, throw on a pretty belt. This not only brings to light the narrowest part of your torso, but it gives the dress a form too. While you can choose a broad belt for solid coloured maxis, a narrow one works better with a printed maxi dress. Pay attention to the colour too. We love a big, contrast coloured belt over solid maxis while neutral-hued ones are dedicated for the printed kind.
You can turn the soft, feminine maxi into a fierce one with the help of a leather jacket and a pair of ankle boots. Certainly adds an edge to the otherwise soft, dainty piece of garment. A more casual approach would be a cropped denim jacket and a pair of white kicks with your pastel maxi. Pastels and denim is a match made in heaven!
Printed maxis exude a rather Bohemian vibe. Keep up with it with some colourful dangling earrings, strappy summery sandals, beaded chains and some silver bangles. A large Panama hat will complete the look. They’re a must if you’re hitting the beach, speaking of which, a sheer maxi comes handy when you need something to throw on over your swimwear!
Keep the occasion in mind
While a strappy georgette floral maxi with flat sandals is good for brunch with friends, it would not be very cocktail-friendly. For cocktails, you’d rather be seen in a monochrome, satin maxi with a pair of clean pencil heels. For corporate gatherings, on the other hand, you can opt for a tailored blazer on a structured neutral maxi to turn boss lady.
Maxis MUST be long enough
Beware of maxis that cut off above your ankle. The abrupt ending could break the flow of the dress, turning the look rather unflattering. The right maxi would end somewhere around an inch below your ankle. Floor-grazing maxis are absolute love for they outline your entire silhouette, making it visually appealing to the eye.