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Maximize Style with a Maxi Dress | Beauty/Fashion

By Rebecca S. Robertson

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Verano Maxi Dress
Verano Maxi Dress

When it comes to warmer temperatures, a maxi dress is the ultimate versatile piece. You can dress it up or down with accessories and is a simple one piece solution for what to wear to a wedding or the beach. If you’re looking for the perfect maxi dress for spring and summer, here are a few options perfect for any budget and body style.

Splurge

If you’re not sure what to wear to an outdoor wedding or formal gathering, a maxi dress can be an easy option depending on its silhouette and style. One such dress is the Verano Maxi Dress in the Whisper White pattern ($98, LOFT). The neutral white background of the floral print is offset by varying shades of coral and khaki. The rounded neck and sleeveless cut of the top is accented by the empire waist and drape of the floor length skirt. Pair it with strappy flat sandals for a more relaxed look, or a pair of block heels in a neutral shade to dress it up.

Spend

For date night or an evening with friends, H&M’s Maxi Dress in Coral Red ($49.99) is a pretty option. The full skirt is accented by the deep v-neckline, spaghetti straps, and bands of lace trim throughout the bodice. For a casual look, pair this vibrant dress with a simple pair of slides and a white cardigan, or to dress it up, add lace up black sandals and a statement necklace and clutch.

Save

You don’t have to spend a lot for great style in a maxi dress, and this is evident with Old Navy’s Chiffon Hi-Lo Trapeze Maxi Dress in Multi-Print ($39.94). Perfect as a beach cover up or for a casual weekend getaway, this dress features a beachy print in hues of navy, aqua, peach, and coral. The rounded high neckline is offset by the trapeze silhouette that widens at the bottom and features a higher hemline in the front and longer hemline in the back.

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