The Coolest Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress

We can’t deny the comfort of a maxi dress, but figuring out how to wear a maxi dress can be a head-scratcher. Since maxi dresses are a go-to year-round uniform for many, we’ve made it our mission to show you exactly what to do with them. This particular style has the ability to emit an ethereal vibe that’s lovely for both day and night, and the plethora of street style stars who wear it is a clear indication that maxi dresses are a surefire way to stand out. These days, the key to knowing how to wear a maxi dress is creativity, so prepare to think outside the box and find out all the ways to do it now.

To ensure that you’re styling the piece in the coolest, chicest ways possible, read on and take note of the fashion girls who have expertly nailed the look. Then, shop some of our favorite maxi dresses of the season.

Wear casual pieces with a fancy dress for a daytime-appropriate outfit.

Maxi dress and ankle boots


Sandra Semburg 

Unexpected accessories add interest.

Choose the proper length to show off a pair of statement shoes.

Capitalize on a maxi dress’s versatility by layering.

Unexpected outerwear and shoes add an element of surprise.

Layer one over a pair of long trousers.

Maxi dress and flats


Style du Monde 

Stand out with bold color combinations.

Boho maxi dress


Sandra Semburg 

Add a flattering, waist-defining piece to a flowing maxi dress.

Maxi dress with blazer


Style du Monde 

Make it office-appropriate with a blazer and structured shoes.

Maxi dress with jeans


Sandra Semburg 

Experiment with layering.

A long, structured shirtdress always feels fresh.

Maxi dress with platform shoes


Sandra Semburg 

Keep your dress from touching the ground with a pair of platforms.

Add a cropped jacket and closed-toe shoes for colder days.

Fall wedding season is coming…

Available in sizes XS to L.

People are losing it over this viral Topshop dress.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Night out–worthy (thanks to the hint of sparkle).

Available in sizes M to L.

Ganni gets it right again.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

Cherries are trending right now.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

There’s always room for another romantic, flowy dress.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

Another one for fall wedding season.

Available in sizes XXS to L.

A black dress that's anything but boring.

Available in sizes 6 to 14.

You truly can't go wrong with a Dôen maxi dress.

Available in sizes XS to L.

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