6 Ways to Wear Your Spring Maxi Dress


Every length dress from micro to maxi is a must-have this spring, but you may be unsure how to wear the longest of these dress silhouettes. Don't let the length throw you! There are ways to get maximum impact out of this wardrobe staple. Here are six fashion consultant-approved ways to wear your maxi to the max.

Start with a Flattering Maxi Style

Usually, a dress that defines the smallest part of your body works best. If you’re into loose and flowy looks, styling can make all the difference to give your maxi some shape. An important tip from this New York personal stylist: don’t forget to tailor your dress to the perfect length. You don’t want to trip during your grand entrance, even if it’s just as the elevator doors open at your office floor. For the most versatility, stay away from necklines too low or slits too high.

Put Your Maxi to Work

Nothing says dressing for success like a pretty maxi smartened up with a spring-weight short-sleeve blazer and infinity scarf. Add some peep-toe sling-backs for the perfect mix of nine-to-five and femininity.

Night on the Town

For a quick change from office to after, there’s nothing like leather to ramp up a look. Suede for spring is on-trend, especially in a vibrant, unexpected color. Once you’ve selected your supple leather jacket, add oxidized silver accessories for an edgier look that’s trending right now.

Boho Chic

Already a child of the 60s, your maxi dress can take you anywhere a beautiful spring day commands. Just add your wide-brimmed hat and big-framed sunglasses and you’ll be prepped for a peaceful day at the park!

Maxed Out to a Tee

Talk about versatile! Turn your maxi dress into a maxi skirt with a tee-shirt—belted, of course—to cinch your waist. Add comfy sandals and you’re set for some serious shopping or lunch with friends (or both).

Special Occasion to the Max

For those special events that call for a touch of sparkle (and a bit of skin), simply add a statement necklace of jewel-toned gems. Strappy sandals with haute block heels and a shiny golden clutch finish the look for an evening of elegance.

I hope you'll not only try out some of these looks, but love them as much as I do! As a virtual fashion stylist, my main priority is to guide you toward trendy styles you'll love and feel comfortable wearing. If you're in the Manhattan area and are interested in or shopping around for a personal stylist, contact me for a personal consultation.