March 27, 2023

How To Style A Maxi Dress In Different Ways

A long and sweeping maxi dress holds endless styling potential. One of the very best ways to make your wardrobe work for you is by investing in pieces that you can reimagine time and time again. This means that your investment transcends far beyond a one-time purchase and transforms into one of your go-to mainstays that you know you can rely on for the long-run. Keep reading to discover how to invest in a maxi dress that will spark your styling inspiration and bring you countless dressing possibilities to fit to your every event.

How to style a maxi dress

Shop slow

Firstly, you’ll need to adjust your attitude towards your shopping strategy in order to find pieces that you can keep and treasure forever. This means shedding the idea that every time something new comes up in your calendar you simply have to buy a whole new dress. Look at classic cuts and styles that you love to curate a collection that you can and want to wear on repeat.

Get inspired

Next, to put you on the right track to tracing these transcending styles, you’re going to need to head into your hunt with a healthy dose of style inspiration on your side. This can come from traditional means like magazines or online, or can stretch from cinema, art galleries or even street style to inspire your mind.

How to style a maxi dress

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Prepare to invest

Part of finding dresses to work as the right backdrop to any styling mood is the preparedness to secure items that are beautifully made and high-quality. This means that you will be able to rely on your maxi dress for years and years to come, knowing that it will wear beautifully and stick with you through every occasion.

Think about silhouette

The right silhouette will enliven your figure and make you feel beautiful, which is exactly what you’re going to need as the foundation to all your explorative styling moods. Look for classic cut maxi dress silhouettes that suit your personal style and preferences for the perfect fashionable canvas. Think shoulder ties, cutouts, bow accents and sweetheart necklines, there are no rules here, simply shop for what you love and for what works for your proportions.

Choose complementary colours

The colour of your dress has the power to completely change up the tone. While more nuanced neutrals are doubtlessly one of the most versatile choices you can make when you’re shopping for maxi dresses, this isn’t a rigid rule. If you find yourself in pastels or bright pop neon tones each and every day, then these kinds of tones become a neutral in your own wardrobe. Take a look at your current collection to inform your tonal choices.

Embrace the power of accessories

Never forget that your accoutrements have the power to transform your maxi dress. Investing in small accessories will bring additional texture, details and moods to your maxi dress style, plus, they’re easier to switch out and you can make them work for each season.

Thanks for reading xxx



Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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