6 Fun & Colorful Polka-Dot Maxi Dress Outfit Ideas

In this style guide, I’m going to show you some maxi dress outfit ideas. I have a black and white polka-dot maxi dress that I will style in four different ways. It has a loose fit, so it’s very comfortable and roomy with lots of space to move around - just how I like it.

Let's do some styling!

How to style a maxi dress

1. Red

For the first look, I paired the dress with some red accessories: a belt, scarf, sunglasses, shoes, and bag.

One of the great things about this dress is that because it is black and white, which are two neutral colors, you can really add on accessories in whichever color you like, and they will be sure to go.

As I said, the dress is very loose and flowy, which is great, but if you want to add a bit more definition to your figure, you can opt for a wide belt as I’ve done here, which will cinch you in nicely.

My shoes also have a little bit of a polka dot pattern on them as well which ties into the design of the dress. 

Casual maxi dress outfit ideas

2. All black

Next up, I popped on a fitted vest, a beret, some chunky jewelry, and my chain lace shoes. Here I kept all of the accessories black, and a great thing when going for a monochrome look like this is to incorporate lots of different textures.

The shoes are patent leather which adds a nice shiny touch to the look. The vest on top of the dress also adds a nice layered touch.

If you’re into layering, then there’s no need to stop at two layers; you could even go for three with a blazer or coat worn over the top as well.

Maxi dress with jacket outfit

3. Pink

Next up, we have a really simple yet bright blazer with matching sunglasses, a funky ring, and of course, oversized earrings.

The pink adds a nice bright pop of color to the otherwise black and white look, and it also complements the playful nature of the polka dots, creating a cheerful and upbeat aesthetic.

Cute maxi dress outfits

4. Cowboy

Howdy partner! For the next look, I’ve styled the dress with a vintage cowboy shirt, a cowboy hat, and my funky embroidered boots. I love playing dress-up, and this outfit allowed me to take the dress in a whole new direction.

Can you wear polka dots with animal print?

5. Leopard print

This outfit says go big or go home. I’m a maximalist when it comes to fashion, in case it isn’t obvious to you by now, and who says you can’t pair polka dot with animal print? Because I certainly don't.

Here, I’m wearing a leopard print sweater on top of the dress with a DIY collar necklace and fancy faux fur sunnies. I think that pairing two bold print actually works very well as they both kind of bounce off of each other’s energy.

On the bottom, I have some black tights with a pair of yellow sandal heels. I really love a bright-colored heel against a black background for a high-contrast effect.

Polka-dot maxi dress outfit ideas

6. Laid-back

You can also just pair your maxi dress with some sneakers and a comfy old coat and take your doggie for a walk!


Polka-dot maxi dress outfit ideas

I hope this short and sweet style guide has given you some inspiration on how to style a maxi dress. When you go for a dress in a neutral color, you have so many possibilities for how to style it. Polka dot is such a happy print, and this dress puts a big smile on my face.

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