Six ways to style a maxi dress

When summer arrives, what is better than changing from chunky warm styles to bright, flowing fabrics?

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Maxi dresses are one of our favourite summer items with their loose floor-grazing style and form-fitting top. They flatter all body shapes by creating a flowing yet elegant silhouette perfect for all occasions.

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You can choose your maxi dress to suit your style and make the most of its versatility by creating a different look each time you wear it, meaning it is perfect for both casual and formal summer days.

Colour blocking

One easy way to shake up the look of your maxi dresses is to add a layer in a bold, contrasting colour. A bright cotton maxi dress on its own is a statement, while throwing a jacket over it in a contrasting hue changes the outfit to a striking colour-blocked look.

Moto jacket

For a more edgy look, adding a biker-style jacket in leather or suede will show off a delicate summer dress in a streetwise style. This is perfect worn with dark frame sunglasses and flat ankle boots for a bohemian style.


A jersey fabric dress will not only keep you cool and comfortable but can also be knotted at the base of the flowing skirt. This is ideal for treks through fields or music festivals as you make the most of the hot summer days!


Adding a belt to the flowing shape of a maxi dress will create curves by drawing attention to the waist. The belt can add bold colours to a bright dress, as a contrast to or to complement your base colour; alternatively, you may want to use neutral tones for a sleek and elegant style.


For any pattern or colour of dress, adding a headscarf can take it up a level and bring even more versatility. A flowing headscarf will match a billowing floaty dress; alternatively, you can aim for a closely wrapped headscarf to draw out the colour of the dress for a confident and striking impact.


Take the opportunity to add splashes of colour to your outfit with bold accessories. Mix up the style for a fresh new look every time by picking a purse and shoes in a different or complementary hue or by adding sunglasses to bring in a different colour.

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