Many women sing the praises of maxi dresses because they are casually stylish, comfy, and a nice change from pants. The only problem is that many are sleeveless or skimpy up top, and many gals want a little more coverage.
A Jean Jacket adds Style and Is the Perfect Cover-Up.
A jean jacket looks fantastic with a maxi because it enhances that laid-back boho vibe. This is a great outfit to wear to a pool party, a backyard summer bbq or when you are out shopping or on vacation. A classic, slightly faded blue denim jacket works with every color or chooses white, which looks lovely in summer.
Choose Big Accessories
For a sporty, more youthful look, roll up the sleeves a little to show off your forearms and then throw on some bangles or layer multiple bracelets. Keep in mind that accessories need to be a little larger and bolder since, with a maxi, there’s a lot of fabric.
Tiny little earrings or a dainty necklace will get lost. You’re better off going with accessories that stand out, for example, a pair of oversized hoops, a long scarf, or a funky, wide leather belt with a big decorative buckle. These work with the boho vibe.
Keep the Shoe and Bag Casual
What women love about maxis is that they can be worn with flat or low wedge shoes so you can feel comfortable but still look casually stylish too.
The other great thing is that the maxi dress has a long vertical line that will give you the illusion of looking longer and leaner. Have fun with a natural-looking or sparkly sandal or, if you prefer, a relaxed-looking rope or cork wedge. I wouldn’t recommend wearing a maxi dress with kitten heels or pumps; it will look too dressy for such a casual look.
Transition Your Maxi Into Fall
If you want to get more mileage out of your maxi dress come fall, you can do what this gal did. She wore a long red tank over the top of the maxi dress, then added a fringed scarf and a denim jacket. It looks like she is wearing a skirt instead of a dress. Two outfits from one dress! If you have a summer maxi dress in your closet, get it out and have some fun trying to layer it for a casual look. It’s a nice change from pants, making you feel fresh and feminine.
The jean vest over a maxi is trendy this year if you don’t care about sleeves but are after a more layered look.