How to Find the Perfect Summer Maxi Dress

It doesn’t get more easy and comfortable than a great maxi dress in the summer. But, why is it so hard to find the right one?

We did the heavy lifting for you in this ultimate summer maxi dress round up. Find the right dress for any occasion in this summer dress edit.

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Find The Right Maxi Dress for You

One of the most remarkable features of maxi dresses is their universal flattery. Regardless of body shape or size, there’s a maxi dress style that complements every figure.

Maxi dresses look good on everyone and you can certainly wear maxi dresses at any age and size.

How to Choose the Most Flattering Shape?

The empire waistlines, A-line cuts, and wrap designs create a flattering illusion, accentuating curves and providing a slimming effect.

Empire waist maxi dresses would be the most comfortable for pregnant women or those that would prefer not to accentuate their waistline.

What’s the Right Style Maxi Dress?

There are few things to consider. First, if you’re shopping for a certain occasion. Perhaps an evening dress, or simple everyday summer dress or a versatile maxi you could wear to work and summer soiree. Let’s break it down by occasion:

  • Casual Outings: Opt for a bohemian-inspired maxi dress for a laid-back day out with friends or a weekend brunch.
  • Beach Vacation: Flowy, lightweight maxi dresses are perfect for a beach day, offering a stylish cover-up over your swimsuit.
  • Formal Events: Choose an elegant, floor-length maxi dress for weddings, parties, or other formal gatherings.
  • Work Attire: Select a tailored maxi dress and pair it with a blazer for a sophisticated office look that seamlessly transitions from day to night.
  • Pregnancy Friendly Maxi Dresses—empire waist maxi dresses are perfect style dress to feel comfortable with a growing belly, and you can wear them long after your pregnancy. The style is very forgiving for every body type.

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Best Overall Maxi Dress

If you’re looking for an everyday maxi dress that you can also dress up for special occasions, I highly recommend the Somerset Dress.

The elastic waistband creates a very pretty silhouette, cinches you slightly while the bottom flows very nicely and it has pockets. It’s also a more modest maxi dress you can easily wear to work.

After trying it on, I absolutely fell in love with this print, but it comes in several patterns. The floral maxi dress print is also stunning.

It’s the kind of maxi dress that is flattering on every body type. It would be a great dress for curvy figure as well as a more athletic build.

How to Style a Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses lend themselves to various styling options, allowing you to personalize your look. Here are some styling tips to elevate your maxi dress game:

  • Accessorize: Add a statement belt to define your waist, or don a pair of chunky earrings to enhance the overall look.
  • Footwear: Pair your maxi dress with sandals for a casual look, heels for a dressier occasion, or ankle boots for an effortlessly chic ensemble.
  • Layering: During cooler months, layer your maxi dress with a denim jacket, leather moto jacket, or a cozy cardigan for a stylish and practical outfit.

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