Styling Maxi Dresses: Tips & Tricks

Article published at: Apr 8, 2023 Article author: Melissa Renee O'Quinn Article tag: 2023
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Maxi dresses are a wardrobe staple for many women, and for good reason. They are comfortable, versatile, and perfect for a variety of occasions. Whether you're going to a summer wedding, a day out with friends, or a casual dinner date, a maxi dress can be styled in many different ways to suit your personal taste and the occasion. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips and tricks for styling maxi dresses for women, as well as provide links to some of the most popular styles available at Soco Silo, a men's and women's boutique in Southaven, MS.

  1. Choose the right accessories.

When it comes to styling a maxi dress, accessories can make all the difference. Depending on the occasion and your personal style, you can opt for statement jewelry, a trendy bag, or a pair of bold shoes to complement your outfit. If you're wearing a solid-colored maxi dress, you can add a pop of color with a statement necklace or earrings. On the other hand, if your dress has a bold print, it's best to keep your accessories simple and understated. A pair of strappy sandals and a crossbody bag can complete the look without overwhelming it.

  1. Experiment with layers.

Maxi dresses can be worn alone, but they also look great when layered with other pieces. A denim jacket or a leather moto jacket can add a cool and edgy vibe to your maxi dress, while a cozy cardigan or a wrap can keep you warm on chilly days. If you're going for a boho-chic look, you can add a kimono or a vest to your maxi dress to create a flowing and effortless silhouette.

  1. Play with different shoes.

When it comes to shoes, maxi dresses can be paired with a variety of styles. Sandals are an obvious choice for a summer maxi dress, but you can also wear ankle boots, sneakers, or even heels to elevate your look. Wedges and espadrilles are perfect for a beachy maxi dress, while combat boots and chunky platforms can add some edge to a floral maxi dress. Just make sure to choose shoes that are comfortable and suitable for the occasion.

  1. Opt for a belt.

If you want to add some definition to your silhouette, a belt is a great option. Whether you choose a skinny belt or a wide one, a belt can cinch your waist and create a flattering hourglass shape. This is especially useful if your maxi dress is loose or flowy, as it can prevent you from looking shapeless or frumpy. You can choose a belt that matches your shoes or bag, or opt for a contrasting color to make a statement.

  1. Consider the fabric and print.

Maxi dresses come in a variety of fabrics and prints, so it's important to choose one that flatters your body type and suits your personal style. If you're petite, a lightweight and flowy fabric like chiffon or silk can make you look taller and slimmer. If you're curvy, a stretchy fabric like jersey or cotton can hug your curves in all the right places. When it comes to prints, you can choose from florals, stripes, polka dots, and more. Just make sure to choose a print that doesn't overwhelm your frame or clash with your accessories.

At Soco Silo, we have a wide selection of maxi dresses in different styles, fabrics, and prints. Whether you're looking for a boho maxi dress, a formal maxi dress, or a casual maxi dress, we've got you covered. Here are two of our favorite maxi dresses for women:

  1. Women's Maxi Dress With Puff Sleeves- Light Purple. 

    Combining both style and comfort, this light pink long dress with smocked detail at the bust, elastic waistband and two pockets at sides will fit into your wardrobe in an effortless way.

    The tiered midi dress also has a unique solid scoop neckline with half-length sleeves and cuff self-tie closures to complete its elegant design that won't leave you indifferent!

  2. Women's off Shoulder Lace Side Slit Maxi Gown. Look like a million bucks—without spending the big bucks! This Women's off Shoulder Lace Side Slit Maxi Gown is the perfect pick for a special event. It fits like a glove, with an alluring side slit and a luxurious lace overlay. Best of all, it's hand-washable and made right here in the USA. You'll turn heads and wow your friends! So go on, treat yo'self! 

In conclusion, styling maxi dresses for women is all about finding the right balance between comfort and style. Whether you prefer a bold and colorful look or a more understated and classic outfit, there are many ways to style a maxi dress to suit your personal taste and the occasion. At Soco Silo, we offer a wide variety of maxi dresses that can be accessorized and styled in endless ways. So, don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with your maxi dress, and remember that the most important thing is to feel confident and comfortable in what you're wearing. Shop our selection of maxi dresses at Soco Silo and find the perfect one for your next event or casual day out.


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