I love a good maxi dress just as much as the next girl, but am I the only one who is getting bored with seeing the same style over and over again? A girl can only buy the same dress with minor variations a few times before needing something new, which is exactly why I went on the hunt for some fresh ways to wear this easy, summer go-to. Luckily, I found tons of chic options, so read on for several ways to update the way you wear your maxi dress.
GLAM STYLE MAXI DRESS
When it comes to picking a look for a night out, a dress is most often the perfect choice. A glamorous maxi dress is a delicate and feminine way to wear something unexpected for your upcoming date, and there's no denying its romance. Strong prints are trending right now, and can be a fun way to elevate this style. I also highly encourage metallics and a touch of sequins. Jenny's glamorous dress is absolutely gorgeous, and similar, more casual styles are super easy to find!
PHOTO CREDIT: MARGO AND ME
1. MATICEVSKI Fantasy Gown 2. BEN-AMUN Cluster Earrings 3. BY TERRY Eyeliner 4. TOM FORD Lipstick 5. NADRI Ring 6. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Sandals 7. MEL BOTERI Gunmetal Metallic Python Leather Aarti Cocktail Clutch
BOHO STYLE MAXI DRESS
Most of the maxi dresses I was wearing were boring, 70s-inspired cuts. While this style of dress is still very popular, adding some layers and a spunky jacket really makes this look special and gives it a needed upgrade. Add round sunglasses and a chic hat to really top it off. Alicia's dress is a great transition piece, and the layers really modernize her maxi!
PHOTO CREDIT: CHEETAH IS THE NEW BLACK
1. MARNI Ruffled Maxi Dress 2. ÉTOILE ISABEL MARANT Biker Jacket 3. JUNIOR BP. Bar Pendant Necklace 4. EVE SNOW Nail Polish 5. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Mini Cross-Body Clutch 6. JUNIOR BP. Crossover Ring 7. LAURENCE DACADE Suede Ankle Boots
CHAMBRAY MAXI DRESS
A maxi dress evokes a sense of femininity like no other design can, even for a girl who loves the simplicity of jeans. I love a chambray version of this dress, because when worn properly it is a fun way to incorporate more denim into your wardrobe. Chambray is a comfortable yet chic fabric, so if you prefer you can add comfy sneakers to complete this look. Cathy's dress is a classic piece, and I especially love the ease of how she has styled it.
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1. LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ Shirt Dress 2. ARGENTO VIVO Hoop Earrings 3. KATE SPADE Bangle 4. RAY-BAN Rounded Sunglasses 5. MEL BOTERI Tejus-Effect Leather Fanny Belt Bag 6. KATE SPADE Bracelet Watch 7. MARC FISHER LTD Wedge Sandals
Through this process, I have loved pulling old maxi dresses out of my closet to revamp them with accessories, as much as I have enjoyed purchasing some new styles. A maxi dress is such an easy way to pull a quick outfit together, so the more options we have to wear this style, the better!
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