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Summer Maxi Dressed Up & Down

I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of the maxi dress!  They are stylish, comfy and chic.  They can take you from work to play to an evening out.  The key to this effortless look is how you style it.  I'm styling my favorite maxi dress three ways to show casual, sporty and dressed up looks.


Look 1 - Casual
For a fun, casual look, I paired the maxi with an infinity scarf, fedora and flat sandals.





Look 2 - Sporty
Layering the dress with a tee changes the look.
A pendant necklace and my converse sneakers pulls it all together.




Look 3 - Dressy
Adding a statement necklace, simple bracelet
and wedge heels created the perfect date night outfit.



My CAbi dress is from a past season and is no longer available.  Here are a few favorites I found:

















Are you wearing maxi dresses this summer?  

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50 comments

  1. That is such a beautiful maxi dress and I love all three ways you styled it!! The sporty look is very clever I wouldn't have thought to throw over a tee like that and tie it! Have a great weekend Jill:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  2. Such great looks! One reason I chose a maxi for my summer remix challenge is that I could layer it with a tee and make it work!

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  3. This is so funny - I just hopped onto your page and got a notification that you were just on mine! LOL. I love it when that happens! I also love your pink maxi dress and the way you showed a variety of styling options. Visuals are so helpful. You're only the second blogger I've seen wear something from Cabi...I just recently learned about that brand! At any rate, I think I'm going to be the last woman in America to own a maxi dress, if I ever DO take the plunge!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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  4. Oh my gosh I totally love that maxi. I need that - favorite color combo!

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  5. Love all the ways you styled up your maxi dress! I have splurged this summer and purchased several maxi dresses! I love them! It looks great on you!

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  6. So cute!! Love that you threw a tee on over the maxi for the casual look! Love it!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  7. Your maxi dress is gorgeous and you styled it perfectly all 3 times. I particularly love the first outfit. The matchy scarf and fedora look great with it and add some oomph. Love how you kept both the 1st and 3rd look monochromatic with your accessories. I enjoyed this post very much because as you know I am a huge fan of Remix Posts.

    Also, did you notice in my latest post with the shorts where I wrote a little paragraph for you? Check it out and you are welcome. =)

    Happy Weekend Jill!!

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  8. I love, love the first look. It is a cool, summery look. The other looks are very cute too.

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  9. I "heart" maxi dresses. I feel like they can work for almost every body type. I was pregnant last summer and wore maxi dresses through out the pregnancy. So creative how you paired that dress with cute -tee.

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  10. I love all your looks! The last one is very pretty with the sandals and the lovely coral necklace. The dress is such a pretty color on you and print, it looks light and comfy as well.
    CO-Host from the link up, jess
    Please stop by
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. love both ways you styled the maxi!

    xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  12. I love the pattern on that dress! And I really like it layered as a skirt with the shirt tied up. So cute!

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  13. Cute dress! Love how you styled it both ways! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  14. Beautiful maxi dress! I seriously love how you layered your cute tee over it. Going to have to see how i can incorporate that look ASAP!

    Jennie
    http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com

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  15. I never thought about wearing a fitted t-shirt over a dress before even though its such a simple thing to do and so effective! I love the colour in your dress, you suit them so well. You look great in all 3 outfits.

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    1. Thanks Lorna! So glad you stopped by!

      Jill

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  16. Had to see this beautiful dress close-up; loved it on Ig :) I am a HUGE fan of maxis and we also have the love of that Antro maxi in common, it's in my board too and I think it is absolutely gorgeous <3 <3 I love how you used the maxi as a skirt. Also love layering any type of dresses with tee's to make them more casual. I think the first styling is my fave with that cool hat and the gorgeous scarf! Have a wonderful Friday Jill. XOXO, Elif

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    1. Thanks so much Elif! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. I wish that maxi dress was still available - I would buy it right now! Beautiful color and it looks gorgeous on you! What a great idea to show it styled three ways - I love them all. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lana! I actually found it on eBay. You should check. Enjoy your weekend too!

      Jill

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  18. love all of those looks and that dress is simply amazing on you!

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  19. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  20. Beautiful photos. I love that maxi. I always appreciate getting ideas from other people about how to re-style pieces. I wouldn't have thought of the tee. Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  21. You are right a maxi dress is so perfect for any occasion! I love the way you styled yours in different ways! The casual look is my favorite!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  22. I love this maxi dress. Such a nice color!

    Best,

    Tamara B.
    LilMissStyle Blog

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  23. This is such a great maxi! I love the pattern and colors- so summery! I think the first outfit is my favorite. Can't go wrong with a cute fedora! Thanks for linking up with us :)

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  24. Lovely looks! My favorite is the first one!
    I love versatile dresses!

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  25. This gorgeous maxi dress was perfect to link up with Maria and I today. Thank you. It's Statement Necklace day tomorrow. =)

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  26. Such a fabulous maxi! love the fabric, it seems to drape nicely. x

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  27. I love this maxi dress! It's such a pretty color and looks beautiful on you! I think I like the casual look best, it's so cute with the hat!

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  28. I cannot get enough of maxis this summer either! They are so perfect for every occasion!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  29. This dress is gorgeous! I love the fun color and print. It might sound crazy but I still have never even tried on a maxi dress! I'm afraid it just won't be flattering, but it's starting to feel silly that I still haven't even tried it!

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  30. I love how you paired your maxi with a tee and tennis shoes!! Such a great look! I bought my first maxi this summer and I am hooked too! I wore it last weekend with my denim vest! Blessings! Susan

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  31. LOVE your maxi dress! :)

    Lynn
    www.midwestloveanddiamonds.blogspot.com

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  32. OBSESSED with that maxi! I especially love the first look with the fedora, so beautiful!

    xo Lindsay
    middleofsomewhereblog.blogspot.com

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  33. Love this dress both ways! I've never thought about putting a t-shirt over a maxi, but that's a great idea. Definitely gonna have to try that. Thanks for the idea!

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  34. I adore maxi dresses and skirts! Love your post.
    Check out my post on a maxi skirt as well.
    http://romanceandpearls.blogspot.com

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  35. You look gorgeous Jilly Bean! This dress is just so flattering on you! Thank you for linking up with us!!!
    -xoxo
    Crystal
    thatssocrystal.com

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  36. Great dress and love your three looks!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  37. I really like that dress - such a great print and I love it with the scarf!

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  38. beautiful dress! love all the ways!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  39. Gorgeous maxi dress! Love all three ways that you styled it! You accessorize so well!

    Hope your having a great week!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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  40. I love the casual look with the tee layered on top... what a clever idea! I'm going to try it! :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  41. I really like all the different ways you styled this dress! The first one is my favorite!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  42. You made this maxi look so different in all three ways, what a great look! So beautiful! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  43. Love this maxi! I am currently snatching up all the ones I see on clearance :) Haha. Love all these looks!

    www.bellevieblog.com

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  44. Hi Jill!

    I found you through the Random Wednesday linkup party! This is an adorable dress and I just love the bright color! I've followed you on most of your social media accounts so hopefully I can see some more of your cute posts :)

    I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow along too :)
    www.happilyhowards.com

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  45. Love the bright color of this maxi! Such great ways you styled it :) xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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  46. You look gorgeous! Absolutely love the styling.

    xo

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