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How To Wear Long Dresses - Inspiration Ideas 2021

How To Wear Long Dresses - Inspiration Ideas 2021

How To Wear Long Dresses - Inspiration Ideas 2021

A long dress or maxi dress is a classic style that never seems to go out of fashion. It can be worn for any event and will make the wearer look sophisticated and elegant, especially with the right shoes and accessories. Here are some great ways to wear long dresses depending on your destination.

Formal Evening

For an evening, nothing says glamour quite as much as a long dress. Feel like a catwalk queen as you arrive at your destination looking beautiful in a full-length formal evening dress.

For classic style, it has to be the black cocktail dress. This is a great color to choose as it can be worn against any style of jewelry. If you want to look understated, gold or silver will look lovely. Wear a matching set of a bracelet, necklace, and earrings to set your style off wonderfully.

If you want to look sexy, go for an off-the-shoulder number, such as this Burgundy Off Shoulder Formal Mermaid Maxi Dress, that is cut to emphasize your figure. This can be very eye-catching and looks great at formal events. Statement jewelry can add to the glamourous look; wear a color that sets the dress off well.

Burgundy Off Shoulder Formal Mermaid Maxi Dress

Formal evening wear is not complete without a pair of high heel shoes, but you might want to practice walking in them before the big event if you are not used to them to avoid stumbling.

Formal Day

A formal, floral, or patterned number can look wonderful for a daytime event. To add a touch of glamour, opt for an outfit that is slit at the side, such as this Navy Side Slit Smocked Waist Maxi Dress. That way, you can get the best of both worlds by wearing a long dress but showing your legs off at the same time. 

Navy Side Slit Smocked Waist Maxi Dress

The type of event may dictate the shoes you choose. A formal event may suit heels, but if you want to look more casual, opt for a flatter pair. Remember that you may spend a lot of time standing up at a day event as you mingle with the rest of the guests, so wear something comfortable, such as wedge heels rather than stilettos.


Although long dresses are often worn to dress up, that doesn’t mean you have to pass them by if you want to look casual. A long dress, such as this Navy Floral Lace Cami Strap Maxi Dress, can be very cooling in the summer, and it will help to shade you from the hot sun. Cotton is a great material if you want to stay cool - the brighter the better. Stay away from metal jewelry if the sun is shining as it can attract the sun's rays and you could get burned.

Navy Floral Lace Cami Strap Maxi Dress

In the winter, a long dress can help you to keep warm. Woolen materials will help to keep you cozy, and muted tones of soft grey or olive green are going to be this winter's must-have colors. Chunky jewelry is a great look for the winter maxi dress.

If you are keeping it casual, opt for flat shoes. Sandals and pumps look wonderful in the summer. In the winter, long boots look very stylish under a long dress and will help to keep you warm.

Office Wear

It is best to be covered in the office if you want to look professional, and a long dress is a great way to look your best and stay comfortable during a long day. You may spend a lot of time sitting down, so it is best to avoid material that creases easily. Match a blazer-style jacket to your long dress if you want to look more formal and business-like. Some long dresses are created as part of a suit, and this looks great in a formal office. For a less formal look, you can forego the blazer. The great thing about wearing a long dress to the office is that it is comfortable and functional but looks classy at the same time.


Jewelry should be kept to a minimum during work time. Plain silver or gold gives you a professional image. The more understated, the better if you want to be taken seriously at work.

A low heel will look good with office attire as it is neither too dressy nor too casual, but make sure your shoes are comfortable as the day can seem a lot longer in a pair of ill-fitting shoes.

We hope we have inspired you to wear long dresses for any occasion!