You would think there's nothing new to learn about maxi dresses and to wear them, but actually, there is. The maxi has become a seasonless wardrobe essential, and as such, a myriad of new ways to style them have arisen. In winter, we were wearing ours over roll-necks and jeans and pairing them with heavy jackets, but now that spring has arrived (and summer not far behind it), there's a refresher course to enrol in.
With all that wear, we urge you to not put your old longline frocks to the back of the wardrobe and proclaiming it the dress of yesteryear. We've done our research, and there are some new-season fashion formulas to ensure the maxi is also your go-to for summer 2019.
From the floral to minimal, billowing cotton to sumptuous silks, there really is a style for everyone (and every body shape) this season. But it's not really about which silhouette you buy, it's about how you wear what you've selected.
Of course, it's easy to sideline the maxi to an "event only" outfit or throw it on with equally easygoing boho sandals, but believe it or not, they are probably one of the most transitional pieces in your wardrobe. Keep scrolling to click through our gallery of how to wear a maxi dress (in so many right ways) this season.
Style Notes: Brittany Bathgate proves that maxi dresses needn't be all fancy prints and flounces. Her khaki shirt dress is just as chic, especially when paired with white sandals and a teeny basket bag.