The season of sunshine is finally here, lets step into summer in style donning a versatile summer essential: the maxi dress. This year we have been basking in the intense summer heat and with temperatures rising, one can easily find themselves with a wardrobe dilemma! Fortunately, cover can be sought in the comfort of a lightweight maxi dress, whether you want to wear it as one of your favourite beaches dresses or layered underneath a light jacket during the cooler evenings, dressed up or down it’s a style of clothing you can take with you throughout the seasons.

Here’s four ways of styling your favourite maxi dress


  • BELT IT – Adding a belt to a maxi dress draws attention to the waist which makes a dress look more fitted and flattering, whether your dress is sleeveless or sleeved. Pair with sandals or your favourite shoes for a casual day look, or pair with heels if you are stepping out in the evening.


    • LAYER UP on LIGHTER CLOTHING – Re-style your maxi dress by layering with a knotted shirt to get a classically cool maxi skirt look, or an oversized shawl wrapped around shoulders when stepping out in the evening. This all allows to transform your maxi dresses into various outfits for when travelling, transitioning to cooler temperatures or when the occasion calls for some extra layering. A cropped woolly jumper over a maxi paired with ankle boots is perfect during the autumn and winter seasons.


    • ADD A CARDIGAN, BLAZER OR JACKET – Whether you need an extra layer during the summer days or evenings, or you want to transition to cooler seasons, a button up cardigan, denim jacket or oversized blazer pair nicely with a maxi. Dress up your maxi dress if going out for an evening dinner with a fitted jacket or cropped blazer.

     ADD A STATEMENT ACCESSORY – Pairing your maxi dress with a headscarf oozes a sophisticated chic look. Whether wrapped in a turban style or over the shoulders, paired with an oversized tote and sandals, this look will not let you down. Other options include a straw hat, a headband, or a dramatic necklace.


     Every wardrobe needs a maxi dress whether you’re dressing it up or down. Remember these tips can be combined if that is what suits your style. Whichever way you chose to style your maxi dress stick to what makes you feel the most beautiful and comfortable.

    Don’t know how to style a maxi dress? Get inspiration from our style tips to help you create your unique look.

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    Sean Donnelly