How to style your maxi dress in the day

A maxi dress is a long garment that reaches as far as your feet and is best worn in summer when you can show off your style at garden parties, beach get-togethers and barbecues. It is an extremely versatile dress…

A maxi dress is a long garment that reaches as far as your feet and is best worn in summer when you can show off your style at garden parties, beach get-togethers and barbecues. It is an extremely versatile dress and can be worn with either heels, flat shoes or sandals. Different styles exhibit varying necklines, including high-neck and V-neck, and you can choose the one that best suits your body shape. 

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Enjoy time at the beach or an afternoon meal 

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Opt for a flowing floral dress for a morning at the beach followed by a late lunch. Team this with flat sandals or wedges and make sure it is easy to move around in and that you are suitably dressed down. A casual style of dress is perfect and you can choose a colourful, printed dress or even an embellished garment. Don’t forget your aviator sunglasses. 
 
Trainers are another footwear option, but make sure your feet don’t get too sweaty in the sun. Complement your look with a casual handbag and some jewellery, such as a simple necklace and a bracelet. 
 
Choose your colour and style 
 
Maxi dresses come in an array of colours and prints, from floral to bright, eye-catching tie-dyes. Summer is perfect for getting out the maxi dresses. If you need to renew your seasonal wardrobe, they are available from retailers such as AX Paris. Summer dresses are made from light material, which allows them to float in the summer breeze and makes them ideal for a beach date or an outdoor lunch. 
 
According to the Daily Mail actress Elle Fanning donned a stunning white maxi dress for a lunch date in Malibu. 
 
If you have a busy day ahead and you want something comfortable to wear, choose a simple dress accessorised with bangles and a necklace. A tote bag or large shoulder bag is the perfect companion to ensure you look fashionably fabulous. If the weather turns cold, you can don a denim or biker-style jacket. A cardigan will also keep you warm, as will a smart work-style fitted blazer. 
 
If you want to wear your maxi dress to the office, simply smarten it up with a blazer, belt and ankle boots. A large work bag or laptop carrier and heels will ensure you stand out from your colleagues.