The Maxi Dress – The Perfect Staple for Your Closet

This season, the most single, comfortable, trendy piece of clothing we should all have in our closets is the Maxi Dress. The Maxi dress is among the most traditional summer staples, like shorts, tanks, and tees. 

The Maxi Dress

The Maxi Dress
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With how the Maxi dress is made, it is extremely easy to wear and appropriate for almost any formal and casual get-together and event. The delicate waistline and V-neck make it very flattering for any body frame. Maxi dresses work well to elongate your legs, especially if worn with wedges and heels. They are also available in many different prints, such as bold prints, floral prints, and solids. And if you like adding color to your wardrobe, choose bright floral or tie-dye print maxi dresses. If you are vacationing, don’t forget about the many “beach” options of Maxi’s, which include light, flowy material that is a perfect option for wearing to the beach or the pool!

Depending on your personal preference and your body shape, there are various necklines to choose from with a Maxi dress. These mostly include high neck and V-neck styles. If you are in a warmer climate, you can opt for a strappy or halter maxi dress, which is ideal for summer months.

While there are endless ways to wear a maxi dress this season, the best way to wear a maxi dress very much depends on your personal preference and the occasion you are dressing for. Here are some ideas to add more style and flair to your Maxi dresses…

What Shoes to Wear with a Maxi Dress

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When it comes to deciding what shoes to wear with a maxi dress, you should first consider the length of the dress, your height, and the event you are attending. Flats, such as sandals, are a good choice for a casual look during the day. Pairing the dress with heels or wedges can make for a dressier look at night. If you are short and you want to avoid tripping on a longer maxi dress, wearing wedges or a shoe with higher heels can help your dress sit at a better length.

For plus-size women, a nice wide belt can help you pull your outfit together and define your shape, especially if you are wearing a loose cotton or plus size maxi dress. Always choose your accessories wisely – they should always compliment your Maxi dress, not divert from it. Switching up your accessories can certainly add a unique look to your Maxi dress ensemble. For Maxi dresses with patterns and embellishments, simple accessories work best.

Getting a Good Fit

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As with all clothing, it is especially important to try on clothing before committing to purchasing it. Even if you are shopping online, make sure you use the measurement table that is available on the website to get a good fit for the Maxi dress that you are considering. Make sure the store has a return policy in case it doesn’t fit once you try it on. The last thing you want to do is clutter up your wardrobe with clothing that you cannot wear. 

The Maxi Dress - a perfect staple for your closet

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