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What to Pair with a Maxi Dress

In what I would consider a monumental shopping moment a few weekends ago, I finally found a maxi dress that is actually long on me. It doesn’t just graze the floor so I can wear a pair of flat strappy sandals with it. Oh no! This maxi dress pools at the floor just begging to be worn with espadrilles or wedges.

For some of you, this type of thing may happen on any given Tuesday. But at 5 feet 8 inches tall, I’m right past the cusp of making most maxi dresses work. I’m not quite tall enough to fit “tall” sizes, so instead, I’m that girl that’s incessantly holding up dresses to see how long they will be and trying on every blazer to see if the sleeves will fit. Don’t get me wrong, I like my height, but it does pose a few challenges, one of which has been missing out on the maxi dress trend. But with the purchase of my new Vince Camuto dress, all that changes.

The only remaining problem is what to do about shoes…? I’m planning to wear this dress to a June wedding that will be held on a grassy lawn, so there are a few requirements to consider:

  • A wedge heel would be ideal
  • Must be at least 2.5” but not more than 4” tall {hooray–this dress is looong!!}
  • Since the dress is patterned, a neutral color would be best
  • Open toe or peep toe is preferred

Given my height issues, styling a maxi dress is fairly new territory for me. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect wedge heel to pair with this dress and thought I’d share some of my favorites. Plus, all but one pair are under $100! #budgetfriendly

Which ones do you think I should pick? Do you have a favorite pair of wedges or any tips for pairing wedges with a maxi dress? I’d love to hear!

Wedges to pair with maxi dresses // Favorite wedges for Summer // Bubbly Design Co Shopping Guide

{ 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 }

PS — If I was in the mood to splurge, I might just go for these Dolce Vitas or this cork version from Kate Spade. And for those of you who struggle with height like me, these could be a great everyday wedge option!

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