Ways to Wear it: Maxi Dresses & Skirts

Maxi dresses and skirts are surprisingly versatile and can be worn a variety of ways. I may have just said the same thing in two different ways but I’m okay with that… I love a great maxi and as demonstrated here, will wear the same one time and time again. Many times I wear a dress and by layering over it, make it look like a skirt but it’s easy to create a maxi skirt from an old maxi dress that’s maybe too short to wear with heels or with a bodice that isn’t up to par. A few of the maxi skirts you see here, if not all of them, were once dresses that I altered into skirts {i.e. the photos above}. While maxi’s oftentimes have a very Bohemian or Boho Chic feel, styling and accessorizing can really change the look of the ensemble as a whole and lend itself to a multitude of “styles”.

Apologies for the photo overload but here are my maxi dresses and skirts and how I’ve worn and reworn them in various ways over the last 4 years. Each photo links to the original post where you can see more photos and get the outfit details.





Maxi skirts…



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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Güler

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    everything is great, of course;)
    from Turkey with love.

    my DIYs blog –> http://gkdone.blogspot.com/

  • mandy

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m actually wearing a maxi today for the first time! 🙂 Thank you for all the inspiration for future outfits! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Girls are so feel comfortable after the wearing it Dress.
    Pure Green coffee Bean

  • Life's a shoe

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    loving all these ideas, great post!

  • Marina

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I love all looks!


  • Sissy

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Every single outfit is gorgeous!

    Sissy / Modern Snowwhite ♥

  • Natasha Fatah

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Terrific looks!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Tala

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I love the bright blue one!


  • Aline @ Tamed Musings

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I want all of them!!! The layered dress with all the prints is especially perfect!

  • thankfifi

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I agree that it’s quit e hard to beat a maxi in the heat – love all the different looks!x


  • Katie from Loverly She

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Every outfit is absolutely class. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  • Daer0n

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I especially love the first and second looks. I have a weakness for maxi dresses, can’t never go wrong with them 🙂

  • Eloquent English

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I love, love, love maxi’s! LOVE all of yours!!! xoxo A-

  • Katya

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    love your looks♥

  • CessOviedo

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’ve always been a big fan of the way you rock maxis!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Neisa

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you! You’re timing of this post could not be more perfect. I am leaving on a girl’s trip to NYC and bought two maxi skirts and could not get the right look together. You’re a genius, thanks for the tips and for always sharing your style.

  • ezgi

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Maegen I’m from Turkey ! 🙂 I love you , i love your hair, i love your style! I think you are amazing.

    And I loved this post so much. This is very useful for me because i have a lot of maxi skirts and dress.
    Thank you Maegen I’ll follow you forever 🙂

  • Christy {SparklesandSpinach}

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I ADORE maxi dresses & skirts! They are def a staple in my closet. Especially during the warm weather when I don’t want to wear shorts. Thanks for posting the dress to skirt tutorial! I def have a couple I could convert =)

  • Jennifer

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think the electric blue maxi dress is my favorite!

    xo Jennifer


  • Natalya Steindler

    May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Great post! You definitely rock this trend! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  • Liza.Lopez

    May 24, 2012 | Reply

    I looooove this post, so inspirational for me! I just bought a maxi dress I was looking for ideas and alternative to change the look as much as possible, thanks 😉

  • Rini

    May 24, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for sharing!
    I quite like maxi skirts, but I was not sure how to wear it… especially with which shoes…


  • Carsedra

    May 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yes I love love Maxi Skirt and Dresses!!

    Carsedra of:



  • Unknown

    May 27, 2012 | Reply

    from India with lots of admiration and love.maxis are really comfortable and breezy in summers adore your style sense and creativity.

  • shoppingtherapy

    June 3, 2012 | Reply

    WOW!all outfits are amazing!!love maxi skirts and dresses.these combinations are sooo stylish!thanks for your comment!!

  • Behind the Lashes

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    I’m way to short to attempt these looks. But hey you’ve inspired one I can do with my short dresses/skirts!

  • Stylish By Nature

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    Great post…I did the recent outfit post on Maxi as well 🙂

    ❤ StylishByNature.com

  • how to wear chinos

    July 17, 2012 | Reply

    Every outfit is absolutely class. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  • sheryl

    July 12, 2014 | Reply

    you take amazing shots! omgosh, i loove what you’ve been doing with these maxi dresses!!!

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