Maxis are the ultimate wedding guest dress, no matter what season. Their long length is super flattering and it makes them a sophisticated outfit for summer weddings, while they’re a slightly warmer option for winter wedding days too. Below, we look at five gorgeous ways to style maxi dresses for a wedding to give you some inspiration for your next guest outfit.
Find the gorgeous Lost in Love Maxi here.
1. Don’t be Scared of Bright Colours When it Comes to Picking Maxi Dresses for a Wedding
Guests tend to stick to toned town patterns or pastel shades when it comes to choosing their dress, but there’s no reason to be scared of bright colours. As long as you’re not in white, the colour of your dress will never out-do the bride, so why not opt for striking emerald green or gorgeous burnt orange? Choose black or metallic co-ordinating accessories when you’re wearing a bright maxi to avoid taking the focus off your dress.
Take a look at all of the maxi dresses for a wedding celebration we offerhere.
2. Match Textures for a Put Together Look
You often hear of matching colours or tones, but when styling maxi dresses for a wedding, it can make an interesting change to match textures instead. If you’re wearing a satin dress, choose satin shoes and bag, for a cotton dress go with matte accessories, or choose shiny patent accessories with a silk or sheeny dress. This will make it look as though your outfit is co-ordinated and well thought out (even if you’ve put it together last minute!).
The Mermaid Maxi is a beautiful floral dress, take a look here.
3. Update a Classic Pattern with a New Shape
You can’t beat florals when it comes to a wedding – this tried and tested type of pattern is perfect for practically any wedding day. However, choosing a modern dress shape with a classic pattern can really update your outfit to make sure you look fresh and on point. Cut outs, leg slits and even halter necks are great examples of updated maxis that are sophisticated but have a really fun feel about them.
The Cocktail Nights cut out maxi is one of our favourites, find it here.
4. Fake a Co-ord with a Cut Out Maxi
When you want to look fresh from wedding breakfast to evening reception, a dress is perfect as it doesn’t require constant checking or straightening like some two pieces can. But dresses with clever mesh cut outs can help you fake the look of a chic co-ord without any of the hassle of wearing two garments.
Choose styles with mesh around the waist to give the illusion that you’re showing an inch or two of skin. When it comes to maxi dresses for a wedding, you can’t beat a design that looks amazing but is super easy to wear!
The VIP Centre of Attention Maxi paired with beige accessories. Find more maxi dresses here.
5. Beige Isn’t Boring – Understated is the New Statement
Although you might think it’s the least interesting of colours, beige or nude accessories can actually look awesome with a maxi. When you want a beautiful dress to be the sole focus of your outfit, a neutral handbag, footwear and jewellery can offer a really elegant way of bringing the outfit together without distracting the eye. Choose beige heels, a satin clutch and silver jewellery to style a wedding maxi in a gorgeously understated way.
With a little bit of inspiration you can easily put together an amazing wedding outfit and try your hand at styling your maxi dress in a brand new way!