If you want to make a style statement this season, a maxi dress will immediately add a touch of polish and sophistication to your look. From floaty summer styles to elegant evening gowns, there genuinely is a maxi dress for every occasion. Selecting the right accessories will always help your outfit to truly shine, and here are just a few of our favourite ways to wear a maxi dress.
Embrace Monochromatic Sophistication
Black, white and grey accessories will always allow red tones to shine, but if you want to try something a little bit different, embrace a true monochromatic look by selecting accessories in different shades of red. A bright red clutch will add a pop of interest to a deep red dress, and a pair of sparkly red heels will always add a touch of eye-catching glamour to every look.
Keep It Casual
Slipping on a pair of trainers with your favourite red maxi dress is an excellent way to embrace the effortlessly trendy athleisure aesthetic. Youthful and easy-going, this fresh, dressed-up-but-dressed-down look is ideal for a variety of spring and summer occasions, including laid back dinners with friends and casual date nights.
Throwing on a tailored blazer over your favourite maxi dress will immediately transform it into an office-appropriate ensemble that will take you from boardroom meetings to working lunches in style. As this Vogue article explains, mixing unexpected pieces in with traditional work wear staples is one of the key ways to introduce a sense of sophisticated French flair into your everyday dressing.
Embrace the Edge
Maxi dresses and biker jackets are a match made in heaven all year round. Layer your go-to black suede or leather jacket over a loose red maxi dress available at AX Paris for an effortlessly cool look that will take you from weekend brunches with friends to relaxed evenings out. Wear with ankle boots and oversized black sunglasses for the ultimate off-duty model aesthetic.
Colour Block with Chic Separates
Maxi dresses can make a real statement when worn alone, but adding layers will help you to create a variety of looks that will suit a range of different occasions. Wear with a light blue denim jacket for an all-American preppy look or with a rich green blazer to make a colourful statement in the best possible way.