In another life I had a stint as a boutique manager and learned a thing or two about how to style a maxi dress. It’s all about the silhouette. It doesn’t matter if you are tall or short, curvy or petite, this look can work on everyone, it just may take a minute to find the right fit. A lot of shorter women immediately write off maxi dresses or assume they have to take some length off. While some tailoring may be helpful, it’s more about the shape that flatters you best. So try shopping first by fit and then print and color. 

There was a time not long ago that a maxi dress was my daily uniform. And since some time has past, I think it’s time to resurrect one of my favorite looks. Here are 8 of my favorite print inspirations. ~Brandee 

maxi dress stripes

Vanessa Jackman’s blog is full of style inspiration, but my favorite is this striped maxi dress that can be dressed up or down. 

 maxi dress

I love the polished look of this geographic-color blocked maxi dress  featured in Glamour.  

floral maxi dress

What is more beautifully boho that this effortlessly chic floral maxi dress from Free People?

long formal maxi

FabSugar snagged a shot of this gorgeous pastel accordion maxi dress, perfect for a summer wedding. 

casual maxi dress

Kenza’s laid back casual maxi dress is perfect for travel and it super cute paired with flats. 

lace maxi dress

Two reasons I like this maxi dress. Strapless and lace. Practically perfect for any summer party. 

 white maxi dress

The drop waist on this chic maxi dress is forgiving and the crisp white is stunning. 

bright colored maxi dress

I love this bright colored maxi dress from With Love From Kat paired with simple accessories and a fun clutch.