How to Style Sandals with a Maxi Dress
Date Updated: 21/11/2022
The breezy appeal of a maxi dress with sandals in Summer is irresistible. Typically form fitting at the top and cut to flow loosely over the body at the bottom, the mighty maxi is flattering for all body types and paired with the right Salt-Water Sandals, you’ll have a go-to look which is super easy and comfortable to wear. We’ve checked in with the Saltie community for sandals and maxi dress summer inspo and gathered some of our favourite maxi dress and sandals combos to share with you here.
Scroll on to discover our edit of the best sandals to wear with a maxi dress….
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A pale grey, white or sand coloured maxi dress will look great with any of our neutral sandals in earthy tones like claret, tan or olive. @BubblyAquarius has styled this look to perfection with a simple cream dress and a pair of Salt-Water Mash-ups in truffle (black and tan). How gorgeous is her fabulous straw hat with black ribbon? The natural fabrics in this look work really well together - light and breathable, materials like this will keep you cool in even the hottest summer months.
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A black and white maxi dress is a sophisticated option. This minimalistic canvas can be lifted with a pop of colour in the sandals and would work well with any of our shiny bright finishes in fuchsia, turquoise or yellow. Alternatively, you could go for a chic metallic finish like @Iamkristabel. We love the check frill on her dress combined with rose gold Originals.
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This look is all about combining shades of the same colour and since Salt-Water Sandals come in pretty much every colour of the rainbow, toning your maxi dress and sandals is an easy look to achieve. Queen of colour, @Heartzeena, has nailed it here with a gorgeous button-through bubblegum pink dress paired with Salt-Water Originals in shiny pale pink and accessorized with an oversized shocking pink bag. Why not try a pale blue gingham maxi with navy Salt-Water Classics or what about a soft yellow linen maxi with mustard Originals? We could go on….
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A vintage inspired long maxi dress works really well with Salt-Water Sandals which were originally designed in the 1940’s! @Littlerosehistory’s look gives a nod to nostalgia with a 50’s style sun dress in a gorgeous bright orange and a pretty headscarf pulled together with Salt-Water Originals in white.
Go Laid Back
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The ultimate flat sandals for kickoffability, the Salt-Water Retro Slide in tan, worn here by the lovely @JasmineHemsley, give a relaxed vibe to a fun, kaftan style dress. This low maintenance look is perfect for beach or pool side holidays - throw it over your bikini and you’re ready for the beach bar. Not only that, a maxi will also keep the midday sun off your skin.
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A lot of maxi dresses come in patterns; spots, stripes, checked and floral are all popular choices. We love the Justine Tabak Collection and particularly this stand out red floral maxi with the black in the print matched to black Salt Water Originals.
A maxi dress and Salt-Water Sandals really are perfect style partners and the possibilities are endless! It’s no wonder they’ve become a Summer wardrobe favourite. What combination will you go for?