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June 22, 2015

Summer Staple: The Maxi Dress

Sydne-Style-wears-an-embroidered-white-maxi-dress-for-summerI 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 – 

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Dress: Fame & Partners
Bracelets: Stella & Dot and Kendra Scott
Ring: Kendra Scott
Bag: Danielle Nicole

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22 Comments

  1. Liv commented:

    Maxi dresses are my summer essentials. You can dress them up or down.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

    Published 6.22.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Agreed!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  2. Elise commented:

    Your dress is gorgeous! I love how you accessorized it with rose gold jewelry and a cute clutch. 🙂 A perfect summer outfit!

    Xo,
    Elise
    http://www.w-t-fab.com

    Published 6.22.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks! Love rose gold 🙂

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  3. Carly Kenihan commented:

    gorgeous dress!
    xx
    carly

    Published 6.22.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thank you!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  4. Prudence Yeo commented:

    Very lovely white dress and it looks so romantic! Have to agree that maxi dresses make perfect summer staples!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    Published 6.22.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  5. Diana commented:

    You look beautiful!

    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    Published 6.22.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks so much!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  6. Chichi commented:

    U look stunning! Picturesque!
    Chichistashan.blogspot.in

    Published 6.23.15 Reply
  7. Laura commented:

    This dress is so pretty! I couldn’t agree more…maxi dresses for days and days this summer:)

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

    Published 6.23.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thank you!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  8. Jodie filogomo commented:

    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
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    Published 6.23.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Lol yes white can be a bit bridal. That’s why I like the pink embroidery on this one 🙂

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  9. Lauren Nakagawa commented:

    So fresh and so clean, love an all white look 😀

    >>>giveaway on the blog<<<
    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

    Published 6.23.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  10. Danielle commented:

    Cute and fresh dress!
    http://www.spring2spring.com

    Published 6.23.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thank you!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply
  11. so lovely, this dress is amazing!
    kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

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    Published 6.24.15 Reply
  12. Valerie James commented:

    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. 🙂

    Published 6.24.15 Reply
    • Sydne Summer commented:

      Thanks! Try a lightweight one that’s really loose… or slits are great too for keeping cool!

      Published 6.24.15 Reply

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