When styled correctly, a maxi dress doesn't have to be worn as exclusively casual—it can be given a chic appeal for a city stroll or elevated for a black-tie affair. For photographic proof, we rounded up our favorite snaps that have us reaching for our maxi dress, stat.
Top a pretty chiffon dress with a denim jacket to take away the too-precious feel.
Step into sensible flats to offset a wild print.
Give your look a lift (literally) with heels for a fancy event.
Do away with the frills and stick with a chic maxi shirtdress and neutral sandals.