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Dress: Maid by Rory Beca Venice Gown in Clover from Revolve | Earrings: Panacea Stone Tassel Earrings from Nordstrom | Cuff: Braxton Cuff by Five and Two x Revolve | Nail Polish: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Black Sugar | Clutch: Azura Rainbow Minaudere from Rent the Runway, also shown on model with : Kayu Saguaro Clutch in Black from Revolve | Shoes: Raye Blossom Heel in Nude from Revolve | Rings: Amarilo ‘Tesselate’ Ring in Gold Overlay from Revolve
Fall Maxi Dresses
There’s no question that the maxi dress is suited to summer nights, tropical destinations and hot climates, and it has rapidly become the dress of choice for weddings. This dress with its delightful long flowy silhouette can be dressed up for formal, or worn with flats and sandals and casual accessories for a more informal look. But does the maxi dress have to be only for summer? My answer is no! Thanks to this years expanded selection of colors and styles, the maxi dress can be worn well into fall! Some of the styles in this post are now out of stock, but there are many more maxi dresses for fall styles in the shop section of this post!
How to Wear a Maxi Dress in the Fall
The fall maxi dress is a close cousin to a formal gown, and sometimes can overlap, but with a formal gown the formal fabric and silhouette makes the look decidedly, well – formal or black tie. A fall maxi dress can be formal, but often is made of a casual rayon or flowy fabric that leaves room for informal styling too. The only difference between a summer and fall maxi for me are these 3 factors: 1. fabrics (slightly heavier), 2. colors (deeper, more autumnal), and 3. silhouettes (with a long sleeve or covered shoulder – and this one is not a requirement!)
Is it OK to Wear a Maxi Dress to Fall Events?
Yes! A maxi dress is great for fall events. So, just like wearing white after Labor Day now has been classified as passe advice, the maxi dress also gets a permission to go into the fall months. In some cases you can even help a summer maxi style make the transition to fall with some darker accessories or wraps. But with the pretty autumn shades like this pretty green called ‘Clover’, and some of the burnt oranges, rich burgundies, and deep blues and purples, why not try out a few decidedly fall maxi dress looks!
How to Accessorize a Maxi Dress for Fall
Accessorizing a fall maxi dress is also easy! For the clover look above, I added gold and a bit of aqua, to help make the jump from summer colors ( like this shade which looks like seaglass) into fall. I actually found tons of pieces I loved with this dress! Here are a few of the other dresses I’ve found here! Hopefully you’ve found dresses that will take you to fall weddings for the next few months!
Shop the Look: Fall Maxi Dresses
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