What is a maxi dress? Maxi dresses feature an extra long skirt, though even if one hem is shorter than the other (like a hi-lo design) the style is still considered a maxi dress. Cute plus size maxi dresses come in a variety of different styles—some have short sleeves and a full bodice. Other maxi dresses play with cutouts, like cold shoulder maxi dresses and tie-front maxi dresses with peek-a-boo midriffs. One thing that all cute maxi dresses have in common? They’re so easy to wear all year long.
If you need a dose of elegance, like for a special occasion, elegant plus size maxi dresses tend to feature tiers and ruffles. Look for maxi dresses that feature off-the-shoulder necklines and bodices with embellishments or embroidery. Maxi dresses that are made of chiffon, lace or have voluminous details are all gorgeous choices. We even love a good bodycon maxi dress with a high slit, a la Jessica Rabbit. See, maxi dresses are always the answer, but especially when you’ve got a special occasion coming up.
When it comes to casual plus size maxi dresses, boho maxi dresses are the first ones that come to mind. They’re characterized by their romantic patterns reminiscent of country life or even medieval in style. A floral-print maxi dress is casual enough for everyday but will still take your date’s breath away—so it’s a good idea to stock up on these types of casual maxi dresses for every season.
If you need advice on how to wear maxi dresses, look no further. Here at Dia & Co styling is everything and we want you to always look your best. First, you might be wondering what shoes go with maxi dresses. Nearly every shoe can look amazing with maxi dresses—even combat boots! So it’s best to think about the event you’re attending and style for that. If the maxi dress is casual and you’re attending a casual event, you can wear white tennis shoes, low sandals or clogs. If the event is a fancy one, it’s better to wear something with a heel, wedge or platform to give you a little height and really show off the dress’s length.
While maxi dresses are a one-and-done look, accessories can really amplify your personal style. With bohemian maxi dresses, opt for long, layered necklaces and a hobo bag. When it comes to casual dresses, especially for vacation, try a broad-brim sun hat and large tote to match. Again, accessories really depend on the event and your personal comfort, so style with those in mind (and get extra sparkly when it’s time for any major events!).
Springtime calls for lighter colors, though don’t underestimate the windy days. It’s a great idea to opt for maxi dresses that have layers or tiers to keep you a little warm if it’s blustery.
Weddings can be the perfect time to wear a maxi dress, provided that your look matches the vibe of the wedding itself. Plus size maxi dresses for summer weddings can be anywhere from formal with embellished bodices to casual with floral patterns. The difference really depends on what type of wedding you’re attending. Does the invite say “black tie” or “formal attire”? Show up dressed to the nines in a lace or satin maxi dress from Eloquii or Kiyonna. Is it more of a farmhouse wedding? Go for a boho maxi dress with wedge sandals and floral hair accessories. Cocktail parties, just like formal weddings, are perfect for making your maxi dress debut. Just pick a style made of an exquisite fabric, like silk, lace or satin, and style it with heels and sparkly jewelry. Casual parties, like barbecues, church events, and reunions, can be a great time to showcase the variety of maxi dresses throughout your closet—especially plus size maxi dresses with pockets. You never know what you’ll need to bring with you and pockets are a game-changer.
Whether you’re looking for plus size maxi dresses for a formal wedding or for your everyday wardrobe, there’s something for every personal style here at Dia & Co. And, if you’re interested in getting styled, let our expert stylists send you a Style Box. You’re going to look amazing in our curated styles—why not see what we have in mind for you? Schedule your first Dia Style box today.
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