With the return of summer comes the return of beloved maxi dresses! A maxi dress is floor-length, informal dress often of bright print or color. Maxi dresses are making a splash once again this summer and I am beyond excited. Maxis are great for cooler summer nights or for slightly formal occasions, such as a graduation parties. Still, maxi dresses can be worn for formal events, just accessorize.

For example, for a night out, I pair maxi dresses with bold earrings and bracelets, a pair of heels and a statement lipstick. On the other hand, maxi dresses can also be worn casually and for different weather situations; consider adding a scarf or sweater. Avoid dresses that are too long or hem them. You don’t want to be tripping over your gown or getting it dirty. To make the dresses more flattering, try adding a belt to emphasize your waist. Consider an A-line dress to make you look slimmer or a V-neck dress to elongate your body.

This Fashionista rocks this fun, printed maxi dress. The dress falls right at her feet, showing a peak of her cute sandals. She also added a simple pearl necklace that dresses up the piece, without being too distracting or gaudy. The shape of the dress also emphasizes her tiny waist and adds length to her figure. Overall, she looks stunning!

How To: Next time you’re looking to dress up, try a maxi dress! Try a couple different styles of dresses to find the right fit for your body type. Don’t be afraid of bold colors or patterns, after all, a maxi dress is supposed to be a statement piece. And of course, don’t forget to accessorize!