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5 Secrets to Find the Perfect Maxi Dress This Summer


One of the best parts about spring is swapping out winter jackets for fun dresses and enjoying the gorgeous weather. With sunny days ahead, this is the best time to start thinking about your wardrobe and adding some fun new pieces. A top choice for spring/summer definitely has to be the maxi dress. It’s fun, comfortable, and easy to dress up and down for different occasions. We’re walking you through some of the best ways to wear your maxi dresses, especially for petite ladies wanting to rock this style. 

Look for proportionate prints 

When shopping for maxi dresses, it’s incredibly important to go for prints proportional to your height. For petite women, choosing smaller prints tends to be more flattering, and it won’t feel as overwhelming when you wear them. Plus, it gives you some room to accessorize. For taller women, bigger prints are better as they’ll be more complementary.  

So, for example, a style like the Safari Sleeveless Maxi Dress would be great as a petite style choice since the pattern is smaller and the length is more manageable. On the other hand, a more bold print like the Marbled Midi Dress would work great for taller women.  

The right shoes make the look 

Styling a maxi dress is actually one of the easiest things because, really, you put on a dress and are pretty much ready! That’s why we love shoe shopping for maxi dresses because it’s a simple touch that adds so much versatility to the look.  

We have a wide range of maxi dresses for every occasion; some of the best shoe options include wedges, strappy heels, or sandals. If you’re looking to go casual, opt for wedges. Wedges are also great if you want height but don’t want to wear heels! For a more formal, strappy heels or sandals look chic. 

Solids are a classic choice 

Whether tall or petite, solid maxi dresses should be a closet staple. It’s an easy and relaxed style that offers a lot of flexibility. Solid colors are generally more flattering and can elongate silhouettes and add a slimming effect.  

Plus, solid maxi dresses can be dressed up or down as needed, effortlessly going from day to night. In addition, you can pair solid maxi dresses like the Button-Front Maxi Shirt Dress or the Tiered Sandwash Maxi Dress with different types of accessories to create new looks. For example, pair with statement jewelry and chunky wedges, or go for minimalist jewelry with strappy shoes – all of it looks good when you have a solid-colored maxi!  

Balance with accessories 

As you might have guessed from the last point, accessories add so much to your maxi dress look! You can buy a classic maxi dress and create new outfits with it depending on the types of accessories you go for, making it a great purchase that you can wear across occasions.  

Sleek, solid maxis lend themselves to chunkier jewelry like the Faux Turquoise Goldtone Necklace, adding a pop of color. Or you could style a dress like our Sleeveless Maxi Dress with a longer necklace like the Faux Turquoise Bead Necklace.  

Add a jean jacket

A jean jacket completes your maxi dress look, and also balances proportions depending on the length. With maxis, a longer length will create a more boho look while providing more coverage. A versatile denim jacket like the Indigo Denim Jacket goes with all kinds of maxis, and adds a bit of fun with the peplum hem. Adding dangle earrings like the Red And Black Beaded Drop Earrings or Neutral Fringe Chandelier Earrings can also make your maxi dress and denim jacket combo stand out.  

Maxi dresses are the perfect outfit choice when you’re looking for something chic and fun that still makes an impact. With so many ways to style it, there are lots of ways to rock a maxi dress your way! For some extra style inspo and tips and tricks, keep an eye on our Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.  

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