New MAXI Dress Styles For Summer

Summer heat has hit St. Louis and forecasters say, we can expect a hot summer! Just because it’s hot, is no reason to fall out of fashion. Maxi dresses are a great choice for style and comfort. And maxi dresses have evolved beyond the beach or pool. Styles are more structured than ever, flattering every body type with loads of places to wear them!  In case you missed by segment today on “Show Me St. Louis,” here’s a recap.

One thing to remember with maxi dresses: while the fluid, flowing fabrics are great for keeping things cool and comfortable, you don’t want to get lost in your maxi dress! Be sure to keep your sizing appropriate so that the dress remains somewhat fitted. Some styles may be extra forgiving and you can even go down a size. You can also use accessories including belts or scarves to cinch the waist to show off your curves or choose a high-low maxi to show off your legs!  An example of a high-low maxi is at Charlotte Russe, showing off a shorter hem in the front and a longer hem in the back.  Charlotte Russe also has trendy accessories to pair with your dress like necklaces 2 for $10, fedoras for $9.50 and shoes for $32.50.

At Banana Republic, the new “patio dress” is offered in many shades and prints. This style can be perfect for day or evening wear. Patterned maxis dresses, paired with flat, t-strap sandals, give a casual daytime vibe. For evening wear, solid colored dresses can be worn with wedge sandals and bold jewelry to dress up the flowing dresses. If you choose to cap off your maxi dress with a sweater or cardigan, short-sleeved, crop styles work best. Stay away from black and instead look for bright colors that tie into the colors found in the pattern of the dress or choose white for a crisp, cool vibe.

Gordmans has a wide array of maxi dresses, including cool prints in bright colors with stud accents, and prices range from $21.99 to $24.99.

Soma Intimates, a store best known for pajamas and things to wear under your dresses, has a multi-way maxi dress. With this dress your options are endless! Convertible straps, offer halter, strapless and tank styles to suit any occasion. I love pairing this dress with bold cuff bracelets and sky high wedge sandals.

Looking for a maxi dress with more spunk? Guess has a maxi with a flare for the dramatic. This sleeveless dress includes a thigh high slit in front. Keep accessories simple and choose shoes you want to show off and this dress will make a statement!

Which maxi dress style do you like best? Tell us what style you will add to your summer wardrobe in the comments section.