Summer style is all about keeping cool and looking cool at the same time, and with the changeable British weather, it’s also about factoring in some layers! Dresses are a wonderfully feminine way to embrace the summer and there is no shortage to choose from.
We’re hearing a lot about fast fashion and the harm our throwaway tendencies can do, and choosing the right dress and learning how to style it various different ways can help you do your bit.
Maxi dresses are the ultimate multi-way summer dress because they’re easy to wear and look great on all shapes and sizes. There is also a maxi to suit all budgets.
Use your maxi as the base from which to build your outfit. Choose a plain dress and add statement accessories, or go for a beautiful pattern and tone down the add-ons. Ranges like AX Paris maxi dresses have a huge number of options to choose from. Think casual with some flat sandals, drop earrings or hoops, and a big scarf and you’re good to go.
Replace a scarf with a bold necklace in a pretty summer colour, and if you have short hair or an up-do, bold earrings also look great. A fitted or semi-fitted jacket in a light colour will also dress up the outfit, and keep away the chill. A clutch bag, and even heels if your dress is long enough, will take your dress from day to night.
If the temperature is too high for a jacket, consider a pretty cotton shirt over the top of your dress, tied at the waist. Good to go.
Maxis can also go the other way and be very every-day and casual, just replace your shorts and T-shirt with your maxi dress and pair it with white trainers and even a cap and tackle whatever the day throws at you, from school run to shopping trip.
Skirt the issue
Finally, wear a fitted top over your dress and pretend it’s a skirt. It adds a completely new element to your wardrobe.
For another take on wearing your maxi dress take a look at this Telegraph article.
Now you know how to style it, the challenge will be to choose the dress from all the gorgeous options!