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The dress was originally designed with long sleeves and bold patterns, but eventually transformed into the casual dress that is so popular today.
Original Oscar De La Renta Maxi Dress, 1960’s
This dress is easy to throw on, comfortable, and always on-trend, so it makes sense that everyone seems to have one! From Meghan Markle to your next-door neighbor, this dress has been worn by many chic women.
The simplicity of the black maxi dress allows for endless fun when styling. We are excited to share our favorite black maxi dress outfit ideas that will make you stand out from the crowd!
9 Black Maxi Dress Outfit Ideas
For the sake of this post, we have styled each outfit with a different black maxi dress. You may, however, style the accessories with a maxi dress that is already in your closet! These looks are best for warmer weather, so the spring and summer seasons. Now—on to our favorite black maxi dress outfit ideas!
1. Pair this classic maxi tank dress with a fun bag and colorful sandal. Don’t forget the gold accents! They complete the look.
2. This look is perfect for any spring or summer day. The neutral tones compliment the dress perfectly.
3. Have you ever seen a black maxi dress look this fabulous? From the scarf to the sandals, we can’t get enough! We have included a flat option in case you want to wear something other than heels.
4. Pair this tie-neck dress with Jack Rogers and dangly earrings. We found the cutest Van Cleef & Arples earring dupes to match.
5. This pleated one-shoulder dress looks great with white Vans and layered gold necklaces.
6. Style this dress with double knot earrings, classic flats, and a tote. This tote is a great buy because it can be worn on many occasions. It would be prefect for a day at the beach, the farmer’s market, or a day of shopping…the possibilities are endless!
7. This look is so Chanel! Pair the dress with a jean jacket, ball-stud earrings, and a classic Chanel-inspired link chain belt. A Chanel-esque headband and a classic flat will complete the look. Want to know more about Chanel headbands and how they compare to Prada’s headbands? Read the post: Battle Of The Headbands: Prada Vs. Chanel (Dupes!!)
8. Pair this versatile dress with a beaded necklace, belt bag, and floral-detailed sandals.
9. Pair this crewneck maxi with blingy earrings and classic sandals for an elevated look.
What To Wear With Black Maxi Dress
From the outfits above, you should know exactly what to wear with a black maxi dress. To summarize, we recommend styling your dress with statement jewelry, mules or sneakers, and a cute bag.
How to Dress Up A Plain Maxi Dress
Are you heading to a semi-formal summer event such as a brunch or work outing? You can wear your go-to maxi dress! Simply throw on a blazer, some gold jewelry, and a pump heel for an elegant look.
What To Wear Over A Maxi Dress
Not sure what to wear over a maxi dress? We have you covered! For a casual outfit, wear a jean jacket. Or, throw on a blazer or faux leather jacket to elevate the look. Want more leather jacket styling tips? Read our post: How To Style A Leather Jacket: 5 Secrets That Every Chic Woman Swears By.
What Shoes To Wear With Black Maxi Dress
Here are all of the shoes that we mentioned in the outfits above! Each shoe below is comfy, chic, and will instantly elevate your outfit!
Next time you wear a black maxi dress, try out one of our outfit ideas! As always, thanks for reading and go be chic!