We’ve Found 7 Ways to Get More Out of Your Old Maxi Dresses

You would think there’s nothing new to learn about maxi dresses and to wear them, but actually, there is. The maxi has become a seasonless wardrobe essential, and as such, a myriad of new ways to style them have arisen. In winter, we were wearing ours over roll-necks and jeans and pairing them with heavy jackets, but now that spring has arrived (and summer not far behind it), there’s a refresher course to enrol in.

With all that wear, we urge you to not put your old longline frocks to the back of the wardrobe and proclaiming it the dress of yesteryear. We’ve done our research, and there are some new-season fashion formulas to ensure the maxi is also your go-to for summer 2019.

From the floral to minimal, billowing cotton to sumptuous silks, there really is a style for everyone (and every body shape) this season. But it’s not really about which silhouette you buy, it’s about how you wear what you’ve selected.

Of course, it’s easy to sideline the maxi to an “event only” outfit or throw it on with equally easygoing boho sandals, but believe it or not, they are probably one of the most transitional pieces in your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to click through our gallery of how to wear a maxi dress (in so many right ways) this season.

Style Notes: As always, Lucy is able to make even the primmest of dresses look achingly cool, and it’s all thanks to exceptional choice in accessories and biker jacket cover-up. 
Style Notes: Erica’s combination of a tiered maxi dress, rattan sandals and a straw bag couldn’t be more perfect. 
Style Notes: Monikh sure is getting the cost per wear out of her Chanel sliders, which give this would-be-twee maxi dress from Rixo serious edge. 
Style Notes: Brittany Bathgate proves that maxi dresses needn’t be all fancy prints and flounces. Her khaki shirt dress is just as chic, especially when paired with white sandals and a teeny basket bag. 
Style Notes: Note how Tamu effortlessly coordinates the colour of her kicks to her maxi dress’s accent hue. 
Style Notes: For after dark outings, make like Maria and invest in a silky maxi dress in a pastel hue. Then, up the pretty factor with a beaded bag. 
Style Notes: Jessica knows that florals will always serve you well, especially when worn with pared-back sandals and beautiful locks. 

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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