Maxi Dresses Should Be Your Next Wardrobe Staple

Maxi dresses are known to be summer staples, but this effortless piece can take your wardrobe to a whole other level all year long. Providing more coverage than your standard dress, but with enough breezy flow for warm weather, these dresses should be your go-to uniform if you want a sure way to stand out.

To ensure that you’re styling the piece in the coolest way possible, read on for the different maxi dress styles to get your hands on and what to wear them with.


Something Borrowed Button Down Dip Hem Maxi Dress, ZALORA Maxi Wrap Dress, ZALORA Raglan Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress

The most common print for maxi dresses, florals are anything but new. The great thing about them though is the multitude of colors and designs available due to their popularity. There will always be a new, refreshing pattern to add to your wardrobe.

Pair it with a clear or solid colored tote bag and some neutral open-toed sandals to emphasize the floral patterns and give you a laidback hippie vibe.

Topshop Holland Sandal, ZALORA Top Handle Career Tote Bag

Solid Colours

ZALORA Bridesmaid Double Layer Maxi Dress, No Basic Slip A-Line Maxi Dress, Mango Belt Long Dress

Maxi dresses are meant to be eye-catching, and what better way to do just that by sporting a bold, solid, vibrant color? A bright long dress will surely turn heads wherever you go.

Solid-colored maxi dresses can look a little more dressy so pair them with some heels. If you want to dress it down, you can go with mules or slides too. Feel free to accessorise to add some pops of color to your outfit!

Janylin Metallic Pointed Mule Slides, Red’s Revenge 3-in-1 Hoop Earrings, ZALORA Cross Straps Heels


Cotton On Woven Dallas Cape Sleeve Maxi Dress, ZALORA Maxi Wrap Dress, Georgina Fonda Zebra Print Rayon Maxi Dress

Besides florals, there are many other fun prints for maxi dresses to choose from. Polka dots are a common fave, but don’t be afraid to check out micro geometric designs, stripes, or animal prints.

You can try layering a plain polo or adding a sheer or deconstructed top to the mix if you’re sporting a sleeveless maxi. Prints are the easiest way to mastering mixing and matching clothes and it also shows off your fun personality.

Angeleye Long Sleeve Lace Top, Bench Sheer and Lace Top


No Basic Embroidery Illusion Dress, Y.A.S. Field Maxi Dress, Preen & Proper Toga Sheer Maxi Dress

A more daring approach to the maxi dress style, this may not be everybody’s cup of tea at first glance. Just try to look at it in a new light because this dress is a great way to show a little skin without going over-the-top. The material is also great for hot weather. Having some sheer in your closet adds elegance and sexiness to the simplest of outfits.

Try it with a leather or denim jacket to add a bit of a badass vibe to this girly pick. You can even take it up a notch by pairing it with some leather boots too.

Mango Oversized Denim Jacket, Palladium Boots Papa Hi Leather, Mango Zipper Leather Biker Jacket


Lost Ink P Ruffle Neck Tiered Maxi, Missguided Strappy Tiered Frill Maxi Dress, Preen & Proper Tiered Halter Dress

If you want to go for an option with a dramatic flair, try a maxi dress with tiers. This style is absolutely flattering for all kinds of body types and can be worn for any occasion.

Complete the look with some casual white sneakers. As we all know, the right sneakers can make a statement and since white kicks are trending this season, wearing a pair will change your outfit from basic to bangin’.

Krooberg Retro Ladies, Vans Authentic Lace-Up Sneakers

This article was first published by THREAD by ZALORA Singapore, written by Patricia Ong.


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