There’s a reason why plus size maxi dresses never go out of style. It’s because they are flattering on a wide range of figures and they are easy to style up or down depending on where you are going. Comfortable maxis are fantastic to wear during the spring because you can layer them or add a jacket if the weather is cool or wear them with a cardi at work but they can shift to evening easily so you are comfortable and look great from morning to night.
Here are a few ways that you can style plus size maxi dresses (see them at pinkclove.co.uk) so that they are appropriate for different social occasions and events:
Maxis are perfect for work because they can look very polished and professional without any fuss. For springtime office wear choose a knit maxi in a solid colour with a boatneck or V neck. V neck dresses are universally flattering and you can wear a subtle necklace to make the look more office appropriate. Wear a long-sleeved button up shirt over the maxi or choose a light cardi to keep off any spring chill. For work a solid colour maxi dress is best. Leave the fun prints for less formal occasions like when you’re out shopping or getting a drink with friends.
If your office is very formal a feminine cut suit jacket with a nipped in waist that hits at hip length or higher is a great topper for your maxi. Just make sure it’s not too long. If you’re wearing a long dress you should pair it with a short jacket or cardi so that you look balanced. You don’t want to wear a long jacket or cardi over a long dress. Work appropriate flats or dress pumps are a good way to pull together an office look with a maxi dress.
Maxi dresses are ideal for weekend shopping, getting lunch with friends or other social gatherings. They are easy and don’t require a lot of fuss. You can wear them anywhere and you can go from a casual day look to an evening date look really quickly. For casual weekend days pair a light and breezy maxi with a denim jacket and a scarf. Ballet flats or sandals are a great way to complete the look.
To go from daytime to evening swap out the denim jacket for a beaded cardi or leave your arms bare. Switch out the flats or sandals for pumps or dressy sandals. Add some jewellery and you’re ready to go. Great jewellery like bracelets, earrings and a statement necklace can take a basic solid colour or print maxi dress to evening wear quickly and easily. If you’re traveling a maxi dress is perfect to bring with you because you can change the look with just accessories so that you don’t need to bring a lot of different clothes. Just pack some unique accessories and a couple of maxis and you’re ready to go on holiday.