How We Style Maxi Dresses + Stylish Monday link up

August 5, 2019

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up collage

Happy Monday! As it’s the first one of the month the Stylish Monday group is back for another style challenge. This month we’re showing you how we style maxi dresses. It couldn’t have come at a better time given the hot and humid weather we’ve had for the last few days. Us Brits don’t seem to cope all that well with heat and humidity – probably because we’re not used to it. Anyway, I’m not complaining because before we know it Summer will be over…gotta make the most of it while it lasts!

This dress is one of my favourites; it’s stretchy, doesn’t crease…and it has pockets!

Maxi dresses are great for covering up while staying cool. This dress is one of my favourites; it’s stretchy, doesn’t crease…and it has pockets! Unlike some of my other deep V neck maxi dresses, this one sits in just the right place. It really bugs me when I have to use safety pins to prevent gaping because they always show. I don’t have to wear a strapless bra either as the dress straps cover my bra straps. The fabric is quite light but it is double-layered so I don’t have to worry about my underwear showing through.

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up

The dress is from a collaboration I did with JD Williams three years ago. In that post I discussed why this dress is the perfect beach to bar maxi dress, and it’s been a holiday staple ever since. I love that it’s stretchy enough to pull on over the hips, and I can roll it up and stuff it in a bag without it creasing. Plus, I can wash it in the sink and it dries in next to no time!

Sticking to a simple colour palette is an easy way to avoid over packing (said the least minimalist person ever!)

I’ve added black, white and gold accents with my jewellery and accessories. Sticking to a simple colour palette is an easy way to avoid over packing (said the least minimalist person ever!), but you know, my intentions are good! I bought the necklace and ring on holiday in Cape Verde several years ago. I rediscovered the little tassel bag while searching through the wardrobe for some accessory inspiration. I’d completely forgotten about this eBay bargain I had stored away. It doesn’t hold much more than a phone, bank card and some lipstick but that’s all you need on an evening out, right? 😉

Are you a fan of maxi dresses in the height of Summer?

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dressHow We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

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How We Style Maxi Dresses Stylish Monday link up, Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

gold cuff bracelet

Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

Lorraine for JD Williams black and white maxi dress

JD Williams dress (old) | Ribelle sandals (old) | Butterfly by Matthew Williams bag (old, from eBay) | Mango hat (old)  | Asos bracelet (old) | Sam Edelman sunglasses

 

Please visit the other ladies who are participating in the Stylish Monday group this month to see how they are styling their maxi dresses!

 


Andrea Schwartz of Pearls and Pant Suits


Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style


Julie Augustyn of Fashion Trends and Friends


Michele Clark of Seechele Styles


Cindy Scurry Middle Sister Style


Nicole Mölders of High Latitude Style


Nina Bandoni of Sharing a Journey


Hilda Smith of Over the Hilda

 

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14 responses to “How We Style Maxi Dresses + Stylish Monday link up”

  1. Emma,
    I love your fashion style and always look forward to our monthly collaboration!
    Great maxi dress and yes, the UK is having a warmer than usual summer.
    I also love maxi dresses with pockets!
    Love the fringe bag!

    See you next month!
    Robin

  2. I really like this maxi dress. It’s more of a column that tiered or flared (it may flare, but it’s hard to tell). Very chic. I love your quote, haha, about not being a minimalist.

  3. Lizzie says:

    I just love maxi dresses! Adore how everyone styled theirs. Yours is so pretty!!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  4. Nancy Baten says:

    A maxi dress with pockets! That’s even better!

  5. Everyone looks so great in their maxi dresses! I am loving your black and white one and that hat is too adorable! Great theme for August!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. Jill says:

    I live in maxi dresses in the summer and this one is so good! Love the print and the pockets! You look fabulous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  7. Amy Johnson says:

    Maxi dresses are the best! They are so flattering! Love yours!

  8. Jacqui Berry says:

    Black, white and maxi three of my favourite words. Great look Emma, it really suits you. Thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  9. Hi Emma!
    I love the print and style of this dress. I have one I love too, with a palm print that doesn’t wrinkle either, its great! Beautiful jewelry too, I love the chuky pieces with this chic look!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  10. I just love this dress on you Emma. The shape is so flattering and I really like the styling with the necklace and bracelet.

    Anna

  11. The dress is so beautiful! I just love the print and the material. Your accessories go so well with it to make the perfect chic outfit. 🙂
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2019/08/transitioning-from-summer-to-fall-with.html?m=1

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