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Nine Easy Ways to Remix Your Maxi Dress

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The maxi dress is a spring-must have for every wardrobe. It’s easy, effortless and comfortable. It’s my go-to piece for weekend wear or even traveling! Jumping into a soft cotton maxi can feel like you’re wearing pajamas while still looking stylish!

This level of comfort can make it hard to wear anything else this season … and now you don’t have to! Today, I’ll show you how to get the most out of your maxi by giving you nine easy ways to wear it!

Rules to wear by:

Maxi dresses are perfect for those lazy days where comfort rules all. Keep it casual by pairing your maxi with Converses and a cool leather jacket, or dress it up with sassy stilettos and a red lip. You can turn any maxi dress into a skirt by layering a cropped top over, or break up the look with a thick belt in a contrasting color. The maxi also pairs perfectly with denim: try a denim jacket or denim vest with a bright scarf and gladiators. You can even take your maxi out for a dinner date with a statement necklace and wedges or to the office with a bright blazer and heels.

Maxi dress style

Featuring:

Vince Camuto Sleeveless Striped Maxi Dress

Nasty Gal Moto Jacket

Gap Denim Jacket

New look black Ankle Strap Pointed Heels

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Maxi dresses can also be great for hiding some of your not-so-favorite features. Short girls can look taller, and curvy girls thinner all with the right maxi!

Measure up – The short girl’s guide to Maxis:

For the longest time I refused to wear a maxi! I’m 5-foot nothing and I always looked like I was drowning in fabric, until I grew a little… with my shoe choice! Shorties like me, can look inches taller (and therefore thinner) by picking a maxi that’s a little too long and pairing it with a sky-high wedge. This will give the illusion of height and keep you looking long and lean. To amplify this look, belt your maxi at your smallest point and wear your hair up in a topknot for that extra height!

Forever flattering – The curvy girl’s guide to Maxis:

If you’re curvy, a loose maxi will do nothing for your body. Instead, pick a maxi with a fitted silhouette or a synched waist. If you fall in love with a slouchy maxi, go for a V-neck style and create a shape with a wide belt worn at your smallest point. These will play off your curves while drawing the eye to your waist to create a slimming, hourglass shape… and who doesn’t want that!

Now, get shopping! Here are seven fabulous maxi dresses under $100:

Maxi dresses

From Left to Right: 1) Bar III Printed Maxi Dress; 2) Jolly Roger Stripe Maxi Dress; 3) Ella Maxi Dress; 4) Cream Floral Maxi Dress; 5) Nasty Gal Moxi Maxi Dress; 6) Strappy Cross Back Maxi Dress; 7) Stripe Maxi Dress.

About Courtney Quinn

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I’m Courtney Quinn, a New York-based twentysomething with an out-of-the-box sense of style and a slight color obsession. I was born in Arizona (cacti galore) and had my first city experience while studying in San Francisco, but am a New Yorker at heart and made my way to the Big Apple last year! I’m a merchandiser by day and fashion blogger at ColorMeCourtney.com by night all while operating and growing my own styling company. When I’m not working, you’ll find me treasure hunting after brunch in my charming neighborhood (the West Village) with my French Bulldog, Waffles. 

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