9 Of The Best Maxi Dress Styles Everyone Needs

14 March 2019

Look, it’s not that I don’t understand minimalist style. I get it, we all love our staple basics but honestly give me a maximal look any day, especially if it’s a maxi dress.

Maxi dresses are just perfection. Name another seasonal trend that has as much staying power year-round – spoiler alert, there isn’t one.

Maxi dresses come in so many variations you’d be hard pressed to not find one to suit you. Our personal faves? Glad you asked. Here’s our round-up of the X best maxi dress styles that belong in every it girl’s wardrobe.

1. Summer Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are synonymous with summer. Their floaty skirts and serious beach-chic vibes make these maxis the perfect addition to your summer rotation.

Our ‘What’s It Gonna Take’ Dress In Sage Stripe

2. One Shoulder Maxi Dresses

As the Oscars red carpet would attest, this year is the year of the one-shouldered maxi dress. If you dare to bare a little, strapless maxi dresses create a timeless silhouette you’ll be reaching for every time you have somewhere special to go.

Our ‘Luxury Life’ Dress In Lemon

3. Formal Maxi Dresses

Formal maxi dresses are the easiest way to get glam in a flash. If you’ve got a last minute event that deserves something a little special, you can’t go wrong with a full-length and flawless dress. Choose a fabric that’s a little more luxe (hello satin) and you’re guaranteed to look a million bucks.

Our ‘City Is Mine’ Dress In Emerald

4. Long Sleeve Maxi Dresses

For a truly extra look, you need a long sleeve maxi dress stat. The sleeves add an extra layer of elegance to your look and eliminate the need for that jacket your mum insists you take to every single occasion.

Our ‘Lucid Dreams’ Dress In Gold Glitter

5. Wrap Maxi Dresses

Wrap maxi dresses are universally flattering but as a rule, most of us gals steer clear due to the dreaded nip slip. However, if you’re game, we’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to make sure your dress is hugging all the right places.

Our ‘Flowing Free’ Dress In Lilac

6. Floral Maxi Dresses

Floral maxi dresses are a staple in all it-girls wardrobes. The perfect summer holiday companion, these dresses are super Instagrammable, require little effort but have max impact.

Our ‘Love Flash’ Dress In Lemon Floral

7. Lace Maxi Dresses

The perfect lace maxi gives off the ultimate boho vibes and can be dressed up or down with a few simple changes. Headed to brunch? Wedges and a crossbody bag have you covered. Going somewhere a little fancier? Layer some gold jewellery, add a messy ponytail and you’re good to go!

Our ‘Thrills And Spills’ Dress In White

 8. Two Piece Set Maxi

Alright, we’re bending the rules here but two piece set maxis have earned their place on this list.   Every bit as chic as their one-piece counterparts, these miracle workers give you a little more flexibility when it comes to putting together your outfit plus you can mix and match with items you already have in your closet!

Our ‘Sweet Delights’ Two-Piece Set in Blush

9. Maxi Jumpsuits

Again, not technically a dress, but if you don’t have a maxi playsuit in your wardrobe you need to fix that ASAP.  A maxi playsuit is a perfect inbetweener for when you show off your pins with maximal style (and honestly, why wouldn’t you?).

Our ‘Let’s Get Loud’ Maxi Playsuit in Wine

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