WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE BEST FOR A MAXI DRESS?

Maxi dress accessory guide.

Maxi dresses are long and free-flowing which make them great for the summer heat. They are a staple item to have in any closet because they are versatile, comfortable and quite flattering when styled correctly. These ankle-grazing dresses can be worn for work, vacation, a barbecue or even a wedding.
You can get creative and unique by adding various accessories. Easily transform from casual chic to formal attire with the drop of a hat (literally). Here are several ways to accessorize a maxi dress for any occasion!

 

BUNDLE UP WITH SCARVES

Peach scarf styled on mannequin.

These comfy accessories don’t have to be left in your winter wardrobe. Scarves made of light fabric such as rayon, linen or cotton can add character to your dress without making you feel like it’s 200 degrees. Bright or printed scarves like this sandy coral one play up any summer dress. Adding sunglasses to the mix will make the outfit complete.

 

ADDING THE FINAL TOUCH WITH JEWELRY

Jewelry can make an outfit. You can dress up a simple, solid colored maxi dress with bold necklaces and wide bracelets. Bright colors are in so take advantage of this in the jewelry department.

Artisan crafted pendant.

Long earrings with an updo work great together for an outside wedding or a barbecue. Long necklaces with pendants are flattering on maxi dresses with fun prints so don’t be afraid to find a bold one like this artisan crafted pendant. Learn more about creating artisan jewelry.

 

ACCESSORIZE IN STYLE WITH BELTS

Woman in maxi dress with belt.

A big turnoff for some people when it comes to maxi dresses is that they don’t provide enough shape. The solution to this possible drawback is finding the perfect belt! You can use thin belts, thick belts, sparkly belts or even beaded belts. The list goes on. A cute belt will add shape to the dress, and it accentuates your waist. Be sure to get the right size because if it’s too tight or too loose, it will make the dress look less flattering.

 

SET YOUR TREND WITH LAYERS

If you want to be less casual, layering up is a good choice because many maxi dresses are sleeveless. Depending on what you’re going for, jean jackets, blazers, and sweaters are all appropriate options.

Woman in maxi dress layering with blazer.

Blazers can be more formal and would work in a professional setting. The biggest advantage is that you don’t have to go home after work to change your outfit. Instead, take off the blazer, and you are ready for a casual night out. Cardigans are also nice to pair with a maxi dress, especially if you work in a cold office like almost everyone. You can choose anything from cropped and fitted to draped and long.

 

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