How To Style a Black Maxi Dress: Summer BBQ

In theory black maxi dresses should be easy to wear. They're flattering, comfortable and can be worn both daytime and evening as they can be easily dressed up or down. But I can't be the only one who struggles to find just the right occasion to wear mine? I bought a gorgeous black maxi dress last year for my holiday and sadly it's only been worn a few times- hopefully this year I can put that right. This weekend I'm going to a barbeque, so thought it would be the perfect chance to tailor it to a summer day; with a bright cropped cardigan, a waist belt and a casual bag. I always struggle knowing what shoes to wear with a maxi dress, I'd usually go with a pair of wedges but as we're going to be stood in a grassy garden for most of the day I thought gladiators would be a better option. Because of the plain design I'll definitely be taking advantage of wearing some of my favourite bold jewellery- a statement necklace and some stacked bracelets. And not forgetting the oversized sunglasses (if we get any sun that is!) 

What would you wear with a black maxi dress? Do you think they look better for daytime, or dressed up for evening?

1 comment

  1. I really love maxi dresses, but I just can't bring myself to wear them often (guess it's because I want to tan my legs when the sun is out). Omg, the way you described the outfit, made me want to get it the exact way, haha.

    I really like your blog! ((: