3 Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress

Dresses tend to be less of a winter staple but in the Southern Hemisphere, winters are a little milder. Whether it’s a warmer winter day or springtime, learn some great tips for styling a maxi dress. Challenge yourself to make summer pieces work for all the seasons!

Maxi dress style


How to style a maxi dress

Feminine elegance 

The first tip when wearing a maxi dress in winter is to layer underneath! I always make sure my legs will be warm by wearing a pair of leggings underneath the dress. This first look is feminine and elegant! I love to layer over a maxi dress with a wrap top. What I love about this dress is that the top looks like a halter top so it shows underneath the wrap. I also added a pair of purple hanging earrings and black heels to the look. The tones of the dress, wrap, and jewelry work so beautifully together to make a stunning winter day outfit. 

Layer with a knit sweater

Edgy street style 

The next look is a very casual and comfortable one! I layered a white knit over my maxi dress and paired the look with white converse.  

Simple maxi dress style


Adding a denim jacket can completely change the look and helps if the weather is cold. I decided to wear my silver hoop earrings because accessories always add to an outfit. This is a great street style look!

Easy maxi dress style

Structured layers 

This third look is the same concept as look number 2 but it is a little bit more styled and classic. I layered a more fitted, grey knit sweater over my maxi dress and put on a pair of black heels. 

Empire style maxi dress


I have also added this really nice, fitted jacket to the outfit. It definitely helps to dress up the look and gives added structure to the dress. I absolutely love this look! It is perfect for a fun night out! I hope I have inspired you to extend your maxi dress wear beyond the warmer seasons! Let me know which look you like best in the comments below! 

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3 comments
  • Rachel Jonas
    Rachel Jonas
    on Jan 19, 2021

    Never realized how versatile a maxi dress could be until now :)

    • My Style Journey
      My Style Journey
      on Jan 19, 2021

      When we have less clothing, we can become really creative with our pieces :) Thanks for the kind comment.

  • Hayley Breshears
    Hayley Breshears
    on Jan 26, 2021

    WOW, this is so cute! I suddenly feel the need to buy ALL of the maxi dresses

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