Three ways to style a maxi dress

The wonderful thing about a maxi dress is that it’s a super easy and immediate outfit. Simply throw it on with a long necklace and sandals, and you’re good to go. However, if this is how you always style your maxi and you fancy mixing things up a bit, here are three other ways to dress this versatile item.

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1. Cool casual

Add layers to your maxi dress with a cropped denim jacket or a shirt knotted in front on days where the weather isn’t as warm. Keep the materials light and summery, but definitely play around with colours and patterns.

Add sandals or pumps for practical but cool footwear you can keep your feet happy in all day, and add jewellery like rings, bracelets or a long pendant necklace to keep the look fun. Pop your hair up in a top knot to fit with the casual vibe, and add a splash of colour to your nails. This look is perfect for a relaxed shopping trip with friends or a day in the office.

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2. Easy glam

It’s so simple to transform your simple black maxi dress from day to evening by changing your accessories. You can find a black maxi dress available at AX Paris. Replace your fun daytime jewellery with a statement necklace and bracelet, adding an embellished clutch bag and some strappy wedges or heels.

Golds and bronzes look amazing with a black dress and sun-kissed skin, so use these colours as a base for your accessories and make-up. Keep your hair straight and sleek to for an elegant, sexy look.

3. Boho chic

When you need a look that is somewhere between casual and glam, this is the one for you. Elle reports that for this year, the boho look has taken an escapist turn; think neutral colours, floaty tassled scarves, crochet accessories and quirky, relaxed knitwear.

To achieve this look, choose a crochet shoulder bag or straw tote and replace a necklace with a gorgeous lightweight scarf. An oversized hat or sunglasses (or both if you fancy!) will give your outfit an extra edge. For your feet, you can either wear flat embellished sandals or chunky wedges. For an extra layer, pick a chunky oversized cardi or floaty kimono. Add some loose curls to your hair, and you’re ready!