I was recently asked, what is your number one summer staple? I immediately answered the maxi dress. It’s on trend year after year and is so incredibly comfortable. I have so many maxi dresses for all different occasions. I just got this white one from an Australian label, Fame & Partners. I’m obsessed with the embroidered details at the bodice and how it flows when you walk.
Since I’m on the shorter side, I prefer to wear platform wedges under my maxis instead of getting them hemmed. That way you look miles tall! When the weather gets cool, you can throw on a denim or leather jacket. And you can even turn the dress into a skirt by layering a crop top (see how I did that here).
For this look, I kept it simple with some rose gold jewelry and this little clutch I just picked up for only $38! Since yesterday was the official start of summer, I rounded up 20 dresses under $200 to get you started on your summer staples shopping. And make sure to keep submitting your questions for upcoming Ask Sydne columns! You can either fill out this form or comment below.
– Top 20 Under $200 –
Photos by Jodee Debes