Welcome to St Frock's style guide on maxi dresses!
A timeless and versatile wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down, whether you're looking for a formal maxi dress for a special event, a casual maxi dress for everyday wear, or a work-appropriate maxi dress for the office, there's a maxi dress out there waiting for you, we promise!
But first, let's start with the basics: What is a maxi dress? A maxi dress is a long, flowy dress that typically falls to the floor or just above the ankle. They can come in a variety of styles, fabrics, and patterns, making them suitable for any season and occasion.
Now you know what one is, let's delve into the different types of maxi dresses available
Formal Maxi Dresses
When it comes to formal events, a maxi dress is the perfect choice, especially when it comes to length. Whether it's a black-tie wedding, a formal dinner party, or a gala, a formal maxi dress will have you looking elegant and sophisticated. Look for maxi dresses made of luxurious fabrics like satin or silk, and opt for classic colours like emerald, navy or black.
Casual Maxi Dresses
Casual maxi dresses are also a great option for everyday wear. They're so comfortable, easy to style, and can be dressed up if you need to go from picnic to party in a flash by switching out a flat to a heel, a basket to a clutch and a belt to cinch in your waist. Choose lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen, and fun prints and patterns to add some personality to your look.
Wedding Guest Maxi Dresses
Maxi dresses are a popular choice for wedding guests, and for good reason - they're chic, comfortable, and perfect for dancing the night away. We love a romantic and pretty style option. Choose elegant fabrics like satin or chiffon, and subtle colours and floral prints and consider an off-the-shoulder or a one shoulder maxi dress for a romantic, ethereal look. And don't forget to complete the look with some wedding-worthy accessories!
Boho Maxi Dresses
Perfect for summer festivals and beach vacations, for a laid-back, bohemian-inspired look, opt for a boho style maxi dress. These dresses typically come in flowy, relaxed lightweight fabrics and feature playful prints and patterns. Look for intricate embroidery, fringe, or lace details for a truly boho vibe.
Linen Maxi Dresses
Linen maxi dresses are a summer staple - they're lightweight, breathable, and perfect for hot weather, keeping you cool and comfortable on those scorching hot days. Look for a linen maxi dress in a simple, effortless style, and style with an oversized tote and some sandals for the ultimate summer outfit.
Floral Maxi Dresses
Floral maxi dresses are a fun and feminine choice for spring and summer. These dresses come in a variety of colourful and playful prints, so you're sure to find one that suits your personal style. Opt for a fitted, empire waist style to balance out the fullness of the skirt, or go for a flowy, A-line shape for a more relaxed feel.
Maternity Maxi Dresses
Expecting? No problem! Maxi dresses are a great option for maternity wear, thanks to their comfortable, flowy silhouette, choose those with stretchy waistbands or an empire waist. We also love a fitted maxi dress to show off your bump! Look for maternity maxi dresses made of stretchy and breathable fabrics, and opt for styles that are bump-friendly and breastfeeding-friendly.
Plus Size Maxi Dresses
If you're a plus size woman, embrace your curves! Maxi dresses are a great way to show off your figure, so don't be afraid to go for a more fitted style maxi dress or one with a defined waistline. This will help to create a flattering silhouette and give you some shape. Look for a dress made of a stretchy, comfortable fabric that will hold you in and give you some structure. Experiment with different necklines. A V-neck or scoop neck can be very flattering, as they help to elongate the neck and draw the eye upwards. Just make sure the dress fits well and is comfortable to wear and you can’t go wrong!
And that's it!
With these tips in mind, you should be able to find a maxi dress that works for your body and makes you feel confident and stylish. All hail the versatile maxi dress. Explore St Frock's range of maxi dresses and find the perfect maxi dress for any occasion.