I’m 33 and still don’t know how to dress! I especially hate summer because I always feel hot and frumpy. I’ve got a slim-fitting long black maxi dress with a tank-top style neckline (ie. round, thick shoulder strap but no sleeves) and don’t know how to wear it as it gets warmer. I also still have a mummy tummy, which makes it tricky. If you could perhaps do a “10 ways to style a black maxi in summer” story or something, with links to where I can buy accessories/shoes etc. I’d love you forever! Please help!
No problem Rebecca, happy to help.”
I think a black maxi is a wardrobe essential for every woman, regardless of size or shape. The colour is slimming (and if you have kids, it hides stains from little Vegemite fingers). A good cut will smooth over and disguise any lumps and bumps. It’s super versatile, with the ability to be dressed up or down with a few simple accessories. And it’ll hide your legs if you’ve not had time to shave!
Plus, it’s one of the most trans-seasonal items you can own. Stripped back it’s a chic, classic summer look. Yet with a few clever layers, it can stay on high-rotation throughout the cooler months.
So instead of just focusing on summer styling tips for your black maxi dress, here are 15 ideas to take you through all seasons of the year. There’s also a bunch of shopping links so you can recreate these looks yourself if you don’t already have some of the items tucked away somewhere.