Maxi dresses are tricky to style because we tend to automatically box ourselves into thinking they are meant to be worn alone– no layering allowed. Alas, we have to strategically plan out when we’re wearing our maxi dress because we don’t want people to think we only own one dress– they are quite memorable.
However, this fantastic red maxi dress by Miguelina is too incredible to save for only certain dates. Here are a few suggestions on how you can style your maxi dress a little differently and diversify your wardrobe.
Outfit #1 (above):
A belt is an obvious choice when it comes to taming your maxi dress. Here, the crew neck t-shirt and scarf complete the look and make the dress feel less naked.
White crew neck by American Apparel; Brown scarf by A Peace Treaty; Brown belt by American Eagle Outfitters; Brown sandals by Cole Haan.
Add a slouchy short sleeve cardigan (or pashmina) for a breezy addition to the dress.
Beige cardigan by Max Studio; Cream patent leather belt by JC Penney; Sand Grecian sandals by Cocobelle.
Don’t think that you need to always showcase the entire dress. Try layering on top of the dress and treating it like a maxi skirt.
Denim short sleeve jacket by MANGO; Grey hoodie by American Eagle Outfitters; Taupe flats by Elizabeth and James.
Break up the print and line of the dress by tying a button down over it for a very beachy feel.
Taupe button down by BCBGeneration; Blue flats by Repetto.
Layer a loose, sheer blouse over your maxi dress and add shape with a tight belt at your natural waist.
Navy sheer pullover shirt by Vince; Suede belt by MANGO; Brown sandals by Diesel.
Photographer: Joseph D’Arco, StyleCaster
Stylist: Janice Chou, StyleCaster
Model: Brooke, Wilhelmina Models
Makeup Artist: Emma Bazan, Pepper Pastor Salon
Hair Stylist: Zahir Ziani, Red Door Spa
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