Maxi dresses are marvellously versatile, and there really are very few occasions that you can’t wear them. From a black-tie affair to the beach, they can fit in anywhere and everywhere. If you’re looking for a casual yet chic and elegant off-duty outfit, then a maxi dress paired with trainers and a leather or denim jacket works really well. You’ll be cool and comfortable,

If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration for when to wear a white maxi dress, or one in any other colour, style or pattern, keep reading! These six occasions are a great place to start.

To the Office

A crisp linen or cotton maxi dress is a great choice for the office, and you can also dress it up with a blazer or structured jacket or even a cardigan if the weather is cooler. You can also wear layers and be creative in how you style your dress.

Summer in the City

Summer days and maxi dresses are the perfect partnership, and light fabrics keep you cool while you’re running errands or enjoying a day in the city.

To a Wedding

While there’s one place you shouldn’t wear a white maxi dress to, a maxi dress in any other colour will be perfect. Remember that wearing white is reserved for the bride, so opt for a different colour or a pattern. Try not to be too flashy and show too much skin – opt for an elegant look or stand out in a stunning colour or print. Depending on the wedding location and the time of year, gorgeous strappy sandals can add that extra special touch to your look.

Off-Duty Occasions

If you’re looking for a casual yet chic and elegant off-duty outfit, then a maxi dress paired with trainers and a leather or denim jacket works really well. You’ll be cool and comfortable, and you’ll look good too. You don’t even need to accessorise if you are going for a laid-back, comfy look.

To the Beach

A light or white maxi dress is wonderful for the beach. You can slip a cotton shift over your bikini, or you can simply enjoy adding a touch of elegance to your sand and sun session.

A Black-Tie Event

Maxi dresses ooze elegance and sophistication, and where better to wear one than to a black-tie event? A slinky black dress or even one in metallic with a pair of high heels is the perfect look for a glamorous night out. Depending on the wedding location and the time of year, gorgeous strappy sandals can add that extra special touch to your look.