Thanks to their breezy silhouette and versatile style tendencies, maxi dresses are an all time go-to for when you absolutely cannot deal.
As much as they may seem to be the lazy girl fashion pick, when styled correctly maxi dresses have a solid street-chic appeal that cannot be faulted. Combined with its floor-grazing sweep, the effect is dramatic. Be it for a fun day at the beach, a stroll through the streets or a casual dinner party, maxi dresses are always fun (They are also perfect for hiding that post meal bulge *wink*.)
Here are a few fun tips for styling maxi dresses.
The Boho Vibe
The bohemian style is playful but unique and unconventional. When styling maxi dresses, pair them with colourful beaded jewelry and a pair of flat strappy sandals. If you have a boho bag, throw it on the maxi dress for a cool laidback vibe. A couple of statement bangles and earrings will also give the look a perfect finish.
Rein It In
If you’re feeling super bulky in that beautiful maxi dress, all you need do is throw on a jacket. Be careful when clashing colours as this can easily make the entire outfit distasteful. Pair bright coloured and patterned maxi dresses with dull, solid coloured jackets.
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Make A Statement
A maxi dress is a huge statement on its own, more so when it’s brightly coloured or creatively patterned. However, it is vital to not just appear like a floating blurb of colour. Take time to put together unique accessories that will make your outfit stand out. If you are into layering, feel free to stack up your wrist with nice bangles and beads that will draw the necessary attention. Also feel free to make a statement with your hair. Yes, with a maxi dress, big hair will definitely win.
Be A Minimalist
Sometimes, the best way to slay is to do away with all the frills and embrace the minimalist style. Go with a plain white or black dress and a simple pair of sandals. Little or no accessories are needed to pull off this look. A simple clutch or purse will seal the deal. Also, while styling maxi dresses the minimalist way, stick to simple day makeup and avoid bright coloured lipsticks.
Switch Up With Heels
Had to wear a maxi dress with flats all day and still need to be out for an evening event? Switch up your look with a pair of dressy heels and a fresh dash of makeup and you are ready to slay. Maxi dresses are great when paired with flats but they look even better when worn with heels. Note however that shoes with covered toes do not go well with maxi dresses to when styling your maxi dress, always stick to sandals.
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