How to Style Maxi Dresses?

Evening maxis are back! From the roaring 20s, when people dressed up in their fanciest attires, to the 70s, when low-rise jeans and crop tops were dressy enough, somehow, the world of fashion had forgotten the elegance of gowns. People need to remember that maxis can be very versatile. Whether you like to be the most glamorous person in the room or want to remain low-key with your style, this article will help you figure out how to style your floor-length dress.

Dressing It Up

For more formal occasions, it’s best to dress it up. Here are some pointers to keep in mind:

An Eye-Catching Bag

Grab a bag that either matches or pops out. Either way, make sure your outfit is in sync. Take a manageable bag and avoid creating an overcrowded outfit. Keep it simple. A small clutch to hold just the bare essentials will do.


The easiest way to look like you put in the effort is to do your hair. In many ways, hair is more important than makeup. It can make you look put together and grounded with minimal effort. Look into overnight curls or blow-drying your hair if you’re not one to do your hair yourself. The hairdo will last for the next 2-3 days, and the change in look will be worth it.


You don’t need to layer up heavy jewellery to be fancy. Jewellery does not even need to be expensive. Fake pearls or American diamonds for earrings can do the trick. You can also get fake tennis bracelets for a more expensive look. A delicate chain for a necklace can upgrade your look, but if you have a plunging neckline, don’t cover your neck. People also like to use brooches to mark special occasions.

Fancy Heels

With a matching pair of your favourite shoes, put your best foot forward. Pointed heels, open-toed pumps, or strappy tie-ups look best with long beautiful gowns

Dressing It Down

On the other hand, if you don’t want that attention but need to wear a maxi, you can also dress it down. Here are some tips for people that prefer going casual:

Add a Jacket

Add a jacket if you don’t want to show too much skin or prefer the safety of hiding skin-tight clothes behind baggy ones. With a jacket, you can remove it to become more formal and put it on for a more relaxed look. A denim jacket can make things even more easygoing.

An Oversized/Tight Shirt

Add a sweater or an oversized shirt on top of the maxi so that the maxi can act more like a skirt. Alternatively, you can also take a plain white t-shirt and wear it under the dress. This can give you an even more laid-back look.


Pair that white t-shirt and evening dress combo with white sneakers, and you have a cute but pretty outfit. This look can be perfect for getting dinner with your friends at a nice restaurant or for a birthday party where you’re expected to be formal but don’t feel like it.

Cross-Body Fanny Pack

A cross-body bag or a fanny pack can add a more homey look. It’s better than a tiny clutch and will fit more things while also adding some less-basic vibes to your aesthetic. This look will combine the familiarity of current fashion trends with the timelessness of sophisticated evening gowns.

And finally, don’t forget to mix and match! Own your style, whatever it might be.

Author Name – Carmela Cahtillo