A lot of people think the wearing of maxi dresses is restricted to formal occasions and that they are too ‘grown-up’ for teenagers. However, I find that maxi dresses are actually quite youthful and are extremely versatile. Depending on the fabric and cut of the dress and the accessories you choose to pair it with, your overall look can be suited for day or night.
Both Gala and Le_Trix sport their colorful maxi dresses with chic flat sandals, light jewelery and a casual sweater for a perfect daytime look. It’s best to choose a maxi dress that’s made out of a casual fabric (say jersey) for the day to keep it from looking too dressy. Also avoid a strapless maxi dress for the day.
For a more formal, evening event, I would suggest a darker colored maxi dress, but you could always dress up a more colorful dress. Here Lulu dressed up her maxi dress by adding lots of jewelery, high heels and a leather jacket. If you’re going to dress up a more casual maxi dress, your choice of accessories is very important. Amp up your jewelry, pick a pair of hot heels and a sharp leather jacket or fitted blazer.
As far as bags go, stylish cross-body bags like Laurel’s look great with maxi dresses and keep a casual feel to your outfit.