how to work the maxi dress

The maxi dressis a versatile item that can be easily dressed up or down, but many people mistakenly believe that only tall people can wear the maxi. There are a few secrets that those trying out the maxi for the first time should know about.

Here is how to make the maxi dress work, regardless of the wearer’s shape or height.


Paired with leather

Choose a maxi in a feminine, light colour such as beige, pink, or grey. Dress it up with a leather jacket, ankle boots, and a structured bag. The leather gives the soft lines of the maxi extra edge, making it a suitable look for a day out or a date at night.

Combine with a belt

Using a belt to pull the maxi dress in at the waist can give the impression of more height and length to the silhouette. Pair with some wedges and add a side slit for a perfect outfit for summer festivals, concerts, and other outings.

Printed maxi

Subtle prints work well on maxis. For a casual evening out, choose a dress with shorter sleeves and an empire waist, and add some silver jewellery.