It’s official; the New York Times has declared that the maxi dress has made a comeback. If that wasn’t a big enough commendation, just take a look down the streets around you and notice how many women have decided to ditch the short skirt and opt for the more sophisticated maxi version.
One of the great things about maxi skirts is that they have always been easy to style. It doesn’t matter if you’re short or tall, there have always been plenty of options available to you to compliment the dress and create a style of your own. You can browse stylebuzzer to get more information about it.
In truth, you could probably find hundreds of variations for the dress and we could devise a whole website that distinguishes them. However, for the purposes of this blog post, we’re going to take a look at our four favorite ideas to compliment the dress using traditional designer stores such as TFNC.
The Country Theme
For those women who like a traditional, country appearance, this theme could be for you. It involves some minor alterations to the maxi dress, as the basic idea is to make a little shorter by pulling it up and folding it at the waist. Then, put on a pair of ankle-length boots and one of your more innocent blouses, and the country look is complete. For those who don’t want to be associated with such a style, it’s probably also possible to call it a variation of the hip hop trend.
The Beach Babe
If you’re looking for something a little saucier, the beach baby style could be right up your street. You don’t need to interfere with the appearance of the skirt as much, with the dress simply dropping to your hips to reveal a little of the midriff. Then, pick out one of your summery crop tops, add a skinny belt, and the look is good to go.
The Belt Split
On the subject of belts, this next style is somewhat simpler than the others but can work very well. If you happen to be short, it’s probably not advisable for these reasons, but for everyone else, it can prove to be a unique way to style a maxi dress. Again, it revolves around a bit of reworking, with the top of the dress firstly being folded over. Then, this is placed around the bust area – meaning that the dress will drop between the knees and the ankles. To complete the look, a belt is placed in the middle of the outfit to split it up. There’s no doubt that is not a way in which maxi dresses were intended to be used, but it can work a treat nonetheless.
With so many trends associated with going chic, we thought it was only appropriate to give our take on how to achieve it with the maxi dress. Again, the dress won’t be trailing against the floor and will instead hold a similar length to the style discussed in the previous paragraph. The basis of this idea is a vest, with this tucking into the skirt to provide that sophistication. A thick belt is also a necessity to complete the look.