Black Maxi Dress Outfit for Day and Night

I’ve been wanting to add a black maxi dress to my summer wardrobe since two summers ago, but I couldn’t find one that had all of the features I was looking for. Until now. This Wearever Empire-Waist Maxi Dress from J. Jill caught my eye. So I put my order in and let me tell you – it’s perfection.

Because a black maxi dress is such a versatile piece, I wanted to share with you two ways to wear it: for day and night. It’s a very easy piece to dress up or down.

Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall. Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall.

As you can see, this is an extremely simple look: a pair of wedges and a black floppy hat. It doesn’t get much easier than that am I right?! This would be perfect for a lunch date. Or, you could ditch the wedges and wear this for a nice stroll along the beach barefoot. 🙂 

Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall.

I’ve always told myself (and been told to my face) that I’m not a hat person. But I am fairly certain this floppy hat would work for anyone and I just may have to permanently steal it from my daughter.

Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall.

Okay, back to the dress. Here’s why I love it so much…it’s made with 95% rayon, making it virtually wrinkle free. That means I could throw this in an overnight bag and be good to go. It’s a very forgiving dress in the stomach area, thanks to the flattering empire waist. Plus, it’s sleeveless and while my arms aren’t exactly my favorite feature on myself, I wear a lot of sleeveless shirts and dresses in these 90+ Texas summers.

Because of the design and material, this dress is very easy to dress up. You could pair it with a white denim jacket or short cardigan, or do as I did and throw on a Pashmina scarf, heels and dressier jewelry.

Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall. Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall. Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall.

Adding a scarf to my outfits is one of my favorite ways to step up my style game. And large scarves like this are such a great piece to have because you can do so much with them! Check out my feature on three ways to tie a blanket scarf and be ready for fall scarf weather. (How weird is it to see me with short, blonde hair?!)

Looking for black maxi dress outfit ideas? Here are two ways to wear one: dressed up and down. This is the perfect versatile dress for summer and even into early fall.

Be sure to check out my other J. Jill dress I posted about here. It’s another favorite for the summer!

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Wearever Empire Waist Maxi Dress

black floppy hat

Black Floppy Hat

pashmina scarf

Pashmina Scarf/Shawl

tassel necklace

Tassel Necklace

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Comments

  1. This dress looks so good on you! I love that you can dress it up or down and it still looks great! I’m SUCH a fan of floppy hats. You look great in it! You pull off this hat so well! Don’t listen to anyone else 😛

  2. That is a pretty dress! I like maxi dresses in theory, but I never actually like them on me. This one is pretty cute though!

  3. I LOVE maxi dresses!! They are so comfortable and versatile! I love both of the ways you styled the maxi dress – so pretty!!

  4. Maxi dresses are one of my favorite dresses to wearing during spring, summer and fall. I really like your outfit! Looks so beautiful on you. 🙂

  5. Cute! Love how you took a basic black maxi and added fun accessories like the hat and scarf to give it some personality!

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  6. A black maxi dress is a must have and this one is great! I think the only one I currently have is a maternity one so I don’t wear it often (since my youngest is 3 1/2)! I guess I should invest in a new one soon! But I love the way you styled yours casually and more dressed up. That pashmina scarf is fabulous! I love the colors and the print and I am always a sucker for a fun, unique, eye-catching scarf! Absolutely gorgeous! I would love for you to join my On the Edge of the Week Link Up which goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST!

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