While we’re all big fans of maxi dresses (our EIC happens to live in hers), we know it can be tricky to wear during office hours. The lengthy silhouette tends to translate as fancy, which often deters us from donning it in the daytime. However, this warm-weather staple is actually one of the easiest items to style in the morning as you’re basically fully dressed in one step. The key is to select options that’ll work well as a canvas for various accessories to add polished, professional elements to the look. To illustrate, we’ve put together three distinct ensembles to lend some tips on making it work for the office.
Elevate a sleek knit option with a longline blazer. Accessorize with a statement bangle, structured tote and lace-up suede flats for a modern spin.
Ruched Sleeves Blazer
Lace-Up Suede Point-Toe Flats
Nadia Hinge Bracelet
Pointelle Maxi Dress
Emma Work Bag
Inject some shape to a flowy maxi by using a leather belt to cinch the waist. Temper bright hues with neutral-colored sandals and a black satchel.
Embellished Leather Belt
Louisa Block Heel Leather Sandals
Foley + Corinna
Going for basic black? Don't forget to add a pop of color with vibrant heels. Keep the overall vibe professional with an elegant cross-body and gold earrings.
Small Leather Fold-Over Bag
Ball Twirl Gold-Plated Earrings
Luxury Slim Platform Sandals
Abigail Maxi Jersey Wrap Dress
Diane von Furstenberg