Bright Monochromatic Maxi Dresses That Transition From Day To Night

Summer style is all about being laid-back, comfortable, and effortlessly chic. One of the most versatile and free-spirited summer style items is the maxi dress because of its light-weight fabric and flowy silhouette.  Wear one while running errands during the day, as a cover-up over a bikini, or out for drinks at night. Many celebrities have been seen this summer wearing bright monochromatic maxi dresses and we’re loving it!

Christina Milian wearing a yellow monochromatic maxi dress at MBFW Swim in Miami

Christina Milian wore an eyepopping yellow Lublu maxi dress to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami with matching yellow earrings and Lindsay Lohan had dinner at Mr. Chow in a turquoise blue, cutout maxi dress with matching heels and earrings.  Miranda Kerr showed that the monochromatic maxi can be just as chic for day when paired with flat jeweled sandals.

SHOP CHRISTINA’S DRESS (splurge): ROBERTO CAVALLI maxi dress (similar): Zero + Maria Cornejo Alexa stretch-georgette maxi dress

Going from a casual daytime look to a dressier evening look is so easy! During the day pair your maxi with strappy or jeweled flat sandals – like Miranda Kerr did – don some arm candy, and wrap a printed scarf loosely around your neck.  A straw fedora and big sunnies are also great pieces to accessorize your daytime look!  Finish off with a messy braid and you’ll be ready for a lunch date or day of shopping.

When transitioning to nighttime, trade your flat sandals for sky-high sandals – like Lindsay Lohan’s blue platforms – and bring out the statement jewelry like a pair of bold, brightly colored earrings, also shown off by Lindsay. Remember to switch from your oversized daytime purse (unlike Lindsay did) to a statement clutch like Christina Milian’s hot pink clutch against her yellow dress.

When it comes to choosing your go-to summer maxi dress, the exciting part is picking out the color and style. Don’t be afraid to stand out in a bold colored, monochromatic, silk maxi. It’s what makes this look so playful and feminine! Plus, there are so many great silhouettes like one-shoulders, scoop necklines, racerbacks, cutouts, and more. With so many great options, there is definitely a flattering color and style for everyone.

Below, we’ve put together a list of our top 7 summer maxi dresses in bright monochromatic hues.  Tell us in the comment section below how you’ll be accessorizing your maxi dress and how you best transition it from day to night!

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SHOP MIRANDA’S DRESS (similar): Diane von Furstenberg ‘Yazhi’ Silk Wrap Gown

Miranda Kerr out shopping in New York wearing a mint deep v-neck maxi dress

Our Top 7 Maxi Dresses For Summer:

 SHOP THIS MAXI: Free People Miguelina Whitney Chiffon Tank Dress


SHOP THIS MAXI: Torn by Ronny Kobo Alice Dress

SHOP THIS MAXI: James & Joy Marley Long Dress


SHOP THIS MAXI: Splendid Tank Maxi Dress


SHOP THIS MAXI: Victorias Secret Maxi Bra Top Dress

SHOP THIS MAXI: Asos Lipsy Hot Pink Maxi Dress


SHOP THIS MAXI: Michael Stars Halter Maxi Dress in Geranium

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Author:Emma Kessel

Emma is obsessed with all things fashion, interior design, and beauty. Some of her style icons include Mary-Kate Olsen, Rachel Zoe, and Kate Moss. Emma looks forward to picking out her outfit every morning, and loves mixing high/low pieces. Her guilty pleasures include laying out at the beach, shopping, and watching The Real Housewives. Follow her on pinterest and twitter @emmalaurenk.