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
Dress: Fame & Partners
Bracelets: Stella & Dot and Kendra Scott
Ring: Kendra Scott
Bag: Danielle Nicole
Maxi dresses are my summer essentials. You can dress them up or down.
Your dress is gorgeous! I love how you accessorized it with rose gold jewelry and a cute clutch. 🙂 A perfect summer outfit!
Thanks! Love rose gold 🙂
Very lovely white dress and it looks so romantic! Have to agree that maxi dresses make perfect summer staples!
You look beautiful!
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U look stunning! Picturesque!
This dress is so pretty! I couldn’t agree more…maxi dresses for days and days this summer:)
I’ve just embraced the maxi dress (being old and short, I thought I’d never)! I love your blue one from the previous post (all ways). This white one is beautiful but I do get a bride vibe from it! (probably because I’m old & set in my ways) jodie
Lol yes white can be a bit bridal. That’s why I like the pink embroidery on this one 🙂
So fresh and so clean, love an all white look 😀
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Cute and fresh dress!
so lovely, this dress is amazing!
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Love this look! Simple but absolutely stunning.
I confess I have a love/hate relationship with maxis. Here in GA it’s just so humid that the excess fabric can be a bit overwhelming. But because I love how they look, sometimes I just endure the heat and wear them anyway. 🙂
Thanks! Try a lightweight one that’s really loose… or slits are great too for keeping cool!