How to Wear a Maxi Dress Casually

Maxi dresses are often regarding as a more formal option – think of weddings, banquets, etc – that sort of thing. But I picked up this Maxi dress from Goodwill a few weeks ago and I knew I wanted to wear it casually. I also never thought at only 4’9″ I’d be wearing so many midi/maxi styles his summer but I can’t stop!

It can easily be dressed up by throwing on some heels but I wanted to showcase that I can still wear this dress from day to day. So let’s move on to my top three tips for dressing down a maxi dress…


My first tip for dressing down a maxi dress is to wear your hair in a simple ponytail. I find throwing my hair up in a relaxed bun or a simple ponytail instantly makes things more casual. I’m not saying you can’t make ponytails fancy but in this instant, just a simple ponytail will do.


Throw on a pair of sneakers! If you haven’t noticed from my previous posts, I have been living in these sneakers all summer! They are just a class pair of white slip-on shoes from Target but I have seen them at all kinds of stores this summer!


A denim jacket! I definitely couldn’t do that when I was shooting (100 degrees, y’all) but it is one of the best ways to make any outfit more casual. Maxi dresses and denim jackets are also a perfect transition to fall weather (which I’m not sure we will ever have… but I can dream). I have an oversized denim jacket I thrifted a couple of weeks ago and I love throwing it over a dress if it’s a cooler night.

Do you wear maxi dresses casually?

Let me know in the comments!

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