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As summertime festivities are starting to kick off, and the temperatures are rising, a white boho maxi dress is the perfect closet staple which can be dressed up or down for any occasion. From lounging at the pool, to working at the office, or even meeting up with friends for a fancy dinner, maxi dresses are a completely versatile option for any woman of any age. Here are some suggestions for any woman who is wondering how to accessorize and style a maxi dress for just about every occasion.
The first question many women ask is whether a maxi dress is appropriate for the office, and the answer is “of course it is”! The key to wearing a maxi dress at the office, is to accessorize it appropriately. For the perfect work wear ensemble, pair a maxi dress with a well tailored jacket or blazer in order to offset the overall casualness. A common mistake many women make when wearing maxi dresses at the office, is that they assume that since their dress is long, that shoes don’t matter. In reality, shoes are very important, and often peep out under a maxi dress when sitting. It is always best to err on the side of caution and keep footwear office appropriate. Keep shoes professional, and opt for closed toe flats or kitten heels. Jewelry should be dainty and tasteful, not overly showy or trendy. A small pair of gold or silver studs, coupled with a bangle or two is the perfect look make a maxi dress look polished and professional. As for the hair, a tidy bun or polished up-do can also keep a maxi dress from looking too casual.
The best things about maxi dresses, is that they are the perfect option for beach or summer wear. When getting ready for a tropical vacation, be sure to pack a couple of maxi dresses along with those swimsuits and sandals. Dark colored clothing will absorb heat, leaving one feeling hot and uncomfortable, which can put a damper on anyone’s vacation. A white boho maxi dress not only looks stylish, but will also keep one cool and comfortable. In tropical or warmer situations, always go with a cotton blend fabric, as it is more breathable and comfortable in the summer heat. Maxi dresses are also the perfect cover up when catching some rays poolside or at the beach! Pair a light colored maxi dress with some stylish espadrille wedged heels and one is ready to go from lying poolside to a casual lunch in no time!
Not only are maxi dresses fun and versatile, they are also flattering for every body type. For fuller figured women, a maxi dress will enhance curves, creating the illusion of an hourglass figure and a smaller waist. For thinner, or more athletic body types, a thick belt with a statement buckle will help to create the illusion of curves, and create a more feminine hourglass figure. For women who are not so keen on showing off their arms, a light shrug or a cardigan with capped sleeves are great options to conceal and flatter. For women who are more petite, make sure to choose a maxi dress that is more fitted, in order to give the illusion of height.
While most women associate maxi dresses with casual events and long vacations, a maxi dress can be just as elegant as any fancy evening wear. For a night out on the town or a fancy dinner, it is best to opt for fabrics like satin or even tulle. Break out those elegant strappy heels and pair this ensemble with chandelier earrings and a romantic up-do.
Whether it’s a day at the office, reading a book by the beach, or dancing the night away, a maxi dress is a must have for every woman’s closet.