Maxi dresses are iconic. Comfortable, versatile and easy to wear, these long dresses can be styled in many different ways. The ultimate effortlessly chic look, maxi dresses have stood the test of time and won't be disappearing from our wardrobes anytime soon. 

While many people see the maxi dress as a summertime staple, it can also be easily styled to suit the colder months. Here, we'll give you all the tips and tricks so you get the most out of your maxi dress all year round.

What To Wear With a Maxi Dress

If you're running late in the morning and need to throw on a quick outfit that will make you look well put-together, a maxi dress is the answer. But if you have a little more time on your hands, here's what to wear with a maxi dress that will instantly elevate your look.

Maxi Dress with a Jacket

Wearing a jacket with your maxi dress, especially a cropped jacket that hits your waist, can help add shaping and accentuate your curves. Denim and leather jackets are usually the most popular type to wear with a maxi dress that will easily change the vibe of your outfit. Light jackets with a maxi dress are also ideal for spring and autumn when the air is feeling a little chilly.

Maxi Dress with a Cardigan

A chunky knit cardigan over your maxi dress will keep you warm and cosy during the winter and allow you to get a few more months out of the dress. Choose a cardigan in a contrasting colour to your dress to add extra interest or a long and lightweight, open-front cardigan for a dramatic and flowing look that makes a statement. 

Maxi Dress with a Blazer

Whether it's a formal event or an important work meeting you need to dress for, a maxi dress with a blazer will never fail to look smart, classy and stylish. The structured shape of the blazer will create a streamlined and ultra-professional look. You can always add a chunky belt if you want to cinch in the waist to create more shape. 

What Shoes to Pair with A Maxi Dress

The beauty of maxi dresses is that they work well with almost any pair of shoes. And if you're having an off day and regret your choice of footwear, the dress will be long enough to hide them. With our guide, though, that's unlikely to happen! Here are some of our favourite shoes to pair with a maxi dress:

Maxi Dress with Boots

From heeled ankle boots for some extra glam to chunky combat boots for striking the perfect balance between girly and grungy, a maxi dress with boots can look amazing. If you have a maxi dress with a leg slit, don't be afraid to wear a pair of knee or thigh-high boots that will peek out!

Maxi Dress with Trainers

For a casual look when you're running errands around town or meeting up with some friends, a maxi dress with a pair of crisp white trainers will offer a laid-back look. Both low top and chunky trainers work well with a maxi dress and make for the perfect daytime outfit.

Maxi Dress with Sandals

In the summer months, a maxi dress with a pair of flat sandals is everyone's go-to combination. Cool and breezy, this look is ideal for day trips to the beach or on holiday in a tropical resort. If you're heading out for dinner or drinks on a summer's night and want a dressier option, choose a pair of wedge sandals. 

Maxi Dress with Heels

For weddings, parties, work events or even date night, a maxi dress with heels is the best choice. A pair of good quality heels can instantly add elegance to any outfit, and they're a match made in heaven with maxi dresses. 

Maxi Dress Outfit Ideas for Any Occasion

While maxi dresses are a great option for the every day, they can also be worn for special occasions and events too. It all depends on how you style them.

Casual Maxi Dress Outfits for Events

Whether you're heading out to a work event or an important dinner, you can't go wrong with a maxi dress and blazer. Sleek and professional, you'll certainly look the part, and your confidence will soar. 

Formal Maxi Dress Outfits for Wedding

For a wedding, pairing a maxi dress with a cropped tailored jacket and heels will offer a sophisticated and stylish look that will ensure you're on the list of best-dressed guests. If it's a summer wedding, you can also pair the maxi dress with an evening shawl or wrap for an elegant yet lightweight look.

Maxi Dress Outfits for Festivals

For a festival, a brightly coloured or patterned flowy maxi dress paired with some comfortable sandals will ensure you're comfortable while still looking fashion-forward. The key to festival dressing is to wear something lightweight and breathable. Add some accessories, like a sun hat, a tote bag and a belt, to elevate the look.

Styling a Maxi Dress for Winter

Styling a maxi dress for winter isn't as difficult as most people think! You can easily layer up by adding a jacket, a cosy cardigan, or an oversized sweatshirt to transform the outfit into a jumper and maxi skirt. If you're feeling bold, you can even wear your winter coat for an easy-going, relaxed winter style. Pair the dress with some warm and comfortable boots, and you'll be set to head out into the cold weather.

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