What is a maxi dress?
- Flattering for every shape
- Available in plain and printed dresses
- Can be casual, formal, semi-formal and everything in between
- Can be dressed up with jewellery, bags, belts and more
How do you style a maxi dress?
You have plenty of options when it comes to styling women’s maxi dresses for every season and occasion.
The perfect summer maxi dress is a short sleeved maxi dress that’s comfortable and lightweight. A cotton maxi dress or a linen maxi dress is ideal as the material is light and breathable for keeping you cool in the summer, even on the hottest days. Sussan has cotton maxi dresses made from 100% Australian Cotton with relaxed fits, ruffled hemlines, pin-tuck details and more. A white maxi dress is sweet and simple – add definition with a belt, some sandals and a pair of sunglasses for a casual, relaxed look. If you are after a more dressed up maxi dress, a black maxi dress is an elegant option, particularly when paired with high heels, earrings and a matching bag.
If you think a maxi dress is just for the summer months, think again! Pulling off a maxi dress in winter is definitely possible if you choose a maxi dress with sleeves. These dresses will keep you warm and look fabulous when worn with a pair of ankle boots and a long knit cardigan or chunky knit pullover.
Are maxi dresses business casual?
The key to wearing a maxi dress for work is pairing it with the right outerwear and accessories. A solid colour blazer will add structure to maxi dresses and give you definition in all the right places for a polished and feminine look that doesn’t look out of place in the office.
A pair of closed-toe wedges will transform a casual maxi dress into a professional ensemble to suit any formal occasion. Go for subtle jewellery – a simple pair of studs will pull the entire outfit together.
What shoes and accessories should you wear with a maxi dress?
A maxi dress has you covered for any occasion. Sandals can be paired with a sun hat and oversized bag for strolling around markets and lunching at your favourite café.
A pair of dramatic earrings and some strappy wedges will see you through formal events or an evening out.
Elevate plain dresses with colourful accessories, such as bright bag and statement earrings. Print dresses can be dialled back by pairing them with simple jewellery and a plain belt in complementary colours.
How should a maxi dress fit?
The best length for a long maxi dress is between the ankle and the top of the foot. This provides a flattering length and prevents the dress from draping on the floor. In contrast, midi dresses strike a happy-medium between maxi dresses and mini dresses, falling between the knees and the ankles. Maxi dresses should fit comfortably across the chest and shoulders and flow evenly down to the feet.
It’s easy to buy maxi dresses online at Sussan, with inclusive sizing that ranges from a size 6 to a plus size maxi dress. You can click on the What’s My Size icon for details on how to measure yourself correctly, then use the Size Guide chart to find your perfect Sussan clothing size. Our FAQ’s will give you all the information you need about buying online, while our blog will give you helpful hints on how to style and care for your maxi dresses. By creating an account, you can keep track of all online orders plus receive other exclusive benefits.