Maxi Dress Styling Tips for Day and Night


A maxi dress is a must-have item in your wardrobe; their flowing flattering appeal is undeniable, along with their extreme comfort. They are versatile too: they can be layered up to wear all year round and switched from day to evening with ease. Whether you’re a seasoned maxi pro or are buying your first one, these tips will ensure you can style your maxi dress for any occasion.

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For the Daytime

They key to a daytime maxi look is keeping it simple and casual. By all means,pick bold colors or patterns, but keep the overall feel dressed down.

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Style with a cropped denim or leather jacket, tights, and boots to give you a cozy winter option, and add boots and a blazer to give you an effortless work look. In warmer weather trainers and a cross body bag show a chilled casual vibe, or add a belt to cinch in your dress for a more tailored outfit.

Maxi dresses are also perfect for beach days and holidays; pick ones made from thin light material to keep you cool and accessorize with sunglasses and a large-brimmed straw hat.

Keep your jewelry minimal with just a chunky bracelet or a long necklace. Alternatively, a headband or hair scarf would complement the simplicity of this look.

For the Evening

Materials such as lace, velvet, and satin, used in these AX Paris maxi dresses, are perfect for a sophisticated evening look. Ones with added embellishments or sparkly material give some extra elegance too.

You can also experiment with the style of the dress here – backless, strapless, figure-hugging and even long-sleeved all work. Elle magazine reports that when it comes to evening wear this year, the motto is to go big or go home, meaning that ruffles, taffeta, and chiffon are available options to entertain too.

Pair your evening maxi with strappy heels or wedges if you want to add height, or opt for some delicate sandals. If your shoes can be seen beneath the hemline of your dress, make sure the colors are complementary and don’t clash!

Depending on the occasion, a shrug or blazer will give you an extra layer of warmth. Diamante jewelry adds class, and a statement clutch bag will help to finish off the look.