How to Style a Maxi Dress (hint: layers!)

March 22, 2016

There are a few things in life I just can’t seem to quit…. uhhh, like having kids for one thing 😉 and also shopping at the Gap. They have modernized their basics enough to be on-trend without going overboard, the price point is just right (and 40% off every other day doesn’t hurt either), and with a little creativity, you can create a styled “look” using their most basic pieces. And that’s exactly what I did with this maxi dress. Yes, a maxi dress is enough to stand alone. Most times you’ll probably see me wearing one with flip flops, but I saw this picture on pinterest (you can follow me here) and I thought YES!! This is what my maxi’s have been missing all of their life. And being pregnant, this works double time: 1) for the look, and 2) for the make-shift empire waist – a pregnant girl’s BFF.

Watch out…. curves ahead 😉

How to Style a Maxi Dress (Hint: LAYERS!):

how to style a maxi dress

how to style a maxi dress

how to style a maxi dress

how to style a maxi dress


Dress | Tee | Jacket | Shoes (sold out, but similar here or here) | Hat | Bag | Bandana | Necklace (from Rockbox, but similar here) | Ring (from Rocksbox – get a free month with code: sisterstosonsxoxo)

And my other obsession that I can’t seem to get enough of….this crazy crew.

how to style a maxi dress

how to style a maxi dress

No, really, most of my day is filled with damage control, I constantly feel like I am two steps behind, and on MANY occasions during this pregnancy I’ve thought to myself, “How I am I going to handle another baby?!?!”

But I’m pretty sure, that just like layers, sometimes you just need that finishing touch to create the perfect harmony.

how to style a maxi dress

Just go with me on that theory, mmkay.

Thanks 🙂

Shop some of my favorite maxi dresses here:

(a bunch are now on sale including all dresses at Urban Oufitters are 20% off today)



  • Keesha
    March 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I’m pregnant with my third and love getting things that fit that aren’t matetnity! I’m due in July, so I won’t be pregnant the whole summer! Did you get your regular size or did you have to size up for the bump? Thanks for the post – love your blog!

    • Lindsey
      March 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Keesha! Congrats!! I am usually between an XS and Small at the Gap so I went with the small! I guess I would size up if you are debating or if you are between sizes and plan on wearing this into your third tri. Maxis are great for summer pregnancies!!

  • Ellen That Chic Mom
    March 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Super cute and I totally agree on the layers, I love layering everything and the maxi looks fabulous on you!

  • Tamara DeWire
    March 22, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    You are seriously so adorable and your kids are precious! I love that maxi…so casual and chic. And THE NECKLACE is amazing!

  • CharmedValerie
    March 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    You are giving me major bump envy! Love your style!

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