Style Staple: The Maxi Dress


By Patricia Ong from THREAD PH

5 maxi dress styles you should try

Maxi dresses are known to be summer staples, but this effortless piece can take your wardrobe to a whole other level all year long. Providing more coverage than your standard dress, but enough breeze and flow for warm weather, these dresses should be your go-to uniform if you want a sure way to stand out. Get the most wear out of this piece by shopping for maxi dresses you can wear all year round.

To ensure that you’re styling the piece in the coolest way possible, read on for the different maxi dress styles to get your hands on and what to wear them with.


The most common print for maxi dresses, florals are anything but new. The great thing about them though is the multitude of colors and designs available due to their popularity. There will always be a new, refreshing pattern to add to your wardrobe.

Pair it with a clear or solid colored tote bag and some neutral open-toed sandals to emphasize the floral patterns and give you a laid back hippie vibe.


Maxi dresses are made to catch eyes, and what better way to do just that by sporting a bold, solid, vibrant color? A bright long dress will surely turn heads wherever you go.

Solid colored maxi dresses can look a little more dressy so pair them with some heels. If you want to dress it down, you can go with mules or slides too. Feel free to accessorize to add some pops of color to your outfit!

Besides florals, there are many fun prints for maxi dresses to choose from. Polka dots are a common fave, but don’t be afraid to step further and check out micro geometric prints, fruits, and animal prints too.

You can try layering a plain polo or adding a sheer or deconstructed top to the mix if your sporting a sleeveless maxi. Prints are the easiest way to mastering mixing and matching clothes and it also gives off your fun personality.


A more daring approach to the maxi dress style, this may not be everybody’s cup of tea at first glance. Just try to look at it in a new light because this dress is a great way to show a little skin without being too much. The material is also great for hot weather. Having some sheer in your closet adds elegance and sexiness to the simplest of outfits.

Try it with a leather or denim jacket to add a bit of a bad-ass vibe to this girly pick. You can even kick it up a notch by pairing it with some leather boots too.


If you want to go for an option with a dramatic flare, try a maxi dress with tiers. This style is absolutely flattering for all kinds of body types and can be worn for any occasion. Every layer adds volume and showstopping style.

Complete the look with some casual white sneakers. As we all know, the right sneakers can make a statement and since white kicks are trending this season, wearing a pair will change your outfit from basic to banging.

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