Maxi dresses are pretty much the dream: They're comfortable and fabulous all at once. The summer months are when these floor-length beauties seem to be everywhere, but the truth is that they're better suited for the winter. (Hello, long, warm garment.)
Although they might not be the backless floral versions you're used to seeing, winter maxis are just as stylish, if not more. We've rounded up five creative, winter-appropriate ways to wear maxi dresses for your styling pleasure. From layering them over a turtleneck to wearing a long-sleeve printed number, options abound. Keep scrolling to find out how to wear your maxi dresses this winter.
Style Notes: Layer a delicate lace turtleneck underneath and top it with your favourite leather jacket.
One to wear forever.
So cute on jeans or layered.
The ultimate wardrobe staple.
Style Notes: Bring your summer maxis back to life by throwing an oversized turtleneck sweater on top. Sandals are optional, but maybe pair them with socks or just opt for ankle boots to keep the cold away.
We're so happy this is now on The Outnet.
Style Notes: Try the all-white version by adding a warm jacket and over-the-knee boots.
Shearling is everywhere right now.
The dress you'll wear over the summer too.
The heel isn't too high on these, making them much more wearable.
Style Notes: Add some flair to a floral version by cinching your waist with a bandana instead of a belt.
Wrap dresses are always so flattering.
You can use this around your neck and as a belt too.
Suede boots are always a good idea.
Style Notes: Another way to wear a more summery dress is by topping it with a faux-fur coat. Feel like the furry jacket is too much? Dress it down with a classic sneaker.
This is just in from Zara.
We've had our eye on this dress for a long time (thankfully it's still available).
The ultimate sneakers to wear with a maxi.
Next up are the 23 most awesome little black dresses you'll want to shop this festive season.
This post was updated by Elinor Block, November 15.