The Look: Black Maxi Dress With A Twist

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A black maxi dress= your new Summer best friend. Although fashion magazines, your Mum and apparently the whole bloomin' internet seem to disagree. **Puts on Regina George voice** 'duh... black is for Winter.'

Sorry to break it to you love, but this popular colour, or should I say lack of, is totally Summer appropriate. Just make it a black maxi dress and add funky details such as a semi-sheer skirt or cute buttons and it's as playful and cute as a floral, lace-y, sun dress (without the twee!)


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Dress: Stevie May (Get it here)
Choker: Lovisa

For the two years that The Daily Luxe has been in this world, I have always posted bi-weekly. Before I get out my mini violin and play some sort of woe-is-me-I'm-such-a-bad-blogger symphony, let me explain. I have landed myself a full time career job in social media marketing and content writing. **The one person reading this applauds**. As time seems to be ticking away like I'm the little white rabbit in Alice In Wonderland, I found myself in a bit of a hiccup. I could A; write 2 blah posts a week, or B; write one kick-ass piece of content I knew you'd enjoy! Blowing of own trumpets aside, I went with the latter. So set your alarms for Tuesday, as it's the day of the tropical luxe!

Enough of the murmurings of my fuzzy brain... let's talk about the unwritten rule that black dresses and Summer are a huge no! **fingers snaps** black is totally year-round appropriate; it all depends on a few factors: the fabric, the cut and the details.

Although June is not made for sweating up a storm in long-sleeve, black knitwear, maxi dresses can be totally appropriate. The maxi dress itself is a Summer staple and I think that the sheer, fishtail detail and cute buttons on this Stevie May Dress make it super duper suitable for Summer!

Stevie May is a brand that is bohemian at heart, so I can only trust that this dress would absolutely ooze wanderlust-y, boho-y goodness. I paired it with a red, velvet choker to give it a slightly 90s vibe. You can just call me Courtney Love Luxe.

This has to be the most sarcastic post I've written in a while...maybe it's the stress, maybe it's the fact its 10PM, or maybe it's just cos I need to be double as sarcastic now I'm only writing one post ;)

And with that, my lovelies, I shall leave you with a plethora of quirky black maxi dresses to drool over...

Rachel 

xoxo

75 comments:

  1. I'm so happy you're rocking black in the summer, it's my absolute favorite because it's so unexpected! This dress is gorgeous on you, I love how you styled it with the bright shoes and velvet choker. Congratulations on your job, I'll be sure to check back every Tuesday!

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  2. Really loving this look!

    Xx
    Molly
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  3. I need to get that red velvet choker and those heels are everything! So inspired.

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    Dakota D.
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  4. Congrats on your full time job and I give you the proverbial "round of applause"! When I think of a maxi dress I tend to imagine something more on the bohemian side that is why I am pleasantly surprised by the one you are featuring today. It is a bit more dressy and sleek. I could totally rock something like this on date night.
    LaToya
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  5. Loving this sleek and chic look! Those red heels add a dose of sexy to the full look.
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  6. I love the pointy heels you paired up this dress with, really awesome and congrats on your new job. Have fun and enjoy!

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  7. Love that dress you're wearing and the middle one you suggested. Also - congrats on the job! I think that's pretty cool that you're working in social FT! That will definitely be really interesting and it's bound to help you with your blog!

    -M

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  8. This dress is so stunning, love th ways it's opened at the bottom
    xx,
    margot
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  9. Black works in any season! Especially in such a flowing maxi dress :) Love your picks babe!

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  10. Congratulations on your new role, Rachel! Hope it all goes well

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  11. Such a stylish look in this outfit.
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  12. Oh my, sweetie, this is sooooo pretty!
    love it! xx Frederique
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  13. Lovely outfit and stunning photographs dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

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  14. Nice!
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  15. This is such a lovely dress. I like the shoes you've paired it with. Perfect look for summer festivals :))

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  16. Beautiful dress, suits you like a glove! Killed it with those shoes! x

    Have a nice week,
    Andreea
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  17. This look is so stunning babe, love the pop of red in the shoes

    Filipa xxx
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  18. Oh wow! Congrats on the new job babes! (And I do hope I'm not the only one to applaud this). Trying to balance a blog and a full time gig, God, I have no idea how some people do it. I do freelance work and also have a part time/casual side job too and I struggle to keep to my blog schedule. There are some people who seem to do it all, I for one am not them. I have to commend you on deciding to focus on quality rather than quantity. The former is always of upmost importance.

    Oh and a black maxi for summer?! I live in Melbourne, such things is NOT unheard of. In fact you're damn right weird if you don't have one or two bahahahaha!

    Sxx
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  19. Love this black maxi dress!

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  20. looking gorgeous in black, Rachel

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  21. I was wondering what on earth happened to you but good to know that it's actually due to a good news! Congrats on your job and I completely understand why you had to cut down blogging time. I'll continue to come back every Tuesday, Rachel.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  22. Love the new look here on the blog, and I think it's always best to publish an amazing post as opposed to just posting very frequently (as many bloggers do) with an "ok" post just for the sake of posting. I only post once a week, sometimes twice because that is all that I can do with my chaotic schedule. You look great and congrats on the job! xx/Madison
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  23. I totally agree with you. That dress is saying summer.
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  24. You look so gorgeous babe! Love this dress on you.
    Xx, Raysa

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  25. Oh my gosh! I am so in love with this maxi dress. It's so cool how it's a button down so you kind of get a little slit up front. I also agree that black is wearable all year round. I personally wear more colors during the summer but black is definitely not banned from my wardrobe!

    Love it! Anyway, I plan on finding you on Bloglovin' and following you! I hope that we can keep in touch :)

    Olivia | THE TASTEMAKER

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  26. This dress is so chic, also the choker looks so fabulous!

    Have a great day beautiful, xx

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  27. Absolutely adore this dress hun, I've got a similar one from New Look and it always receives so many compliments. So pretty and classic too!

    Elle
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    xx

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  28. Great styling, love your look and fab pictures too!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  29. This dress looks absolutely gorgeous! Have a nice weekend!

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  30. This is such an elegant look…I love the dress!

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  31. First of all babe, congrats on full time career job. I am so happy for you!!
    Then, this look, these pics of you - wow! beyond perfect! Love everything about this post!!!

    xx

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  32. Nice dress :)
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  33. Wow!! Rachel, you look like a model here! I adore this black maxi dress on you and how fab is that choker??? Gorgeous, babe!!

    xoxo, Vanessa
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  34. You look absolutely gorgeous, girlie! I adore your dress and the pop of red you've added, so boho-chic! Congrats again on landing a new job and position, how awesome! I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead, beauty, and thanks so much for sharing!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  35. What a great dress! I love black all year round :)

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  36. You look so gorgeous! That dress it's amazing! Congrats in your job babe, you deserve it!
    xx

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  37. I think black is such a versatile and classic colour, which I love to wear! You look stunning in this maxi dress hun .

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  38. Nice blog!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Google +? It would be great, just let me know :)

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  39. Awesome post, had fun time reading it plus your shots are amazing! I super agree with you about wearing black in summer and if it's the maxi dress that you wear, I'm totally down for some more black combos. You did well styling the accessories! Love the burgundy chokes <3

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  40. wonderful dress :)

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  41. This maxi dress looks stunning on you!
    I still have issues finding the right one for me.
    You just have to stumble upon the perfect one I guess.

    Kisses
    Celien | The Losing Struggle

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  42. This dress is great! Love that you paired it with a choker. You look gorgeous!

    Love, Lindsey
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  43. So Stunning!! I love the heels!

    Adi xx
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  44. Such a simple and chic ensemble. Love the heels too!

    XO, Jessi
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  45. What a lovely maxi dress! Love the sexy leg slit!

    Tina
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  47. A lovely dress and I am really loving your shoes Rachel! Have a great Sunday! xoxo

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  48. Stunning LBD on you Rachel! And that pop of red from your shoes is awesome!

    Love, Aldora
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  49. Great post lovely! x

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  50. Congratulations on your new job! I love the unusual take on a black dress, and the way you styled it :)

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  51. Love your adorable look, all perfectly match, seems very comfy to wear, thanks for shaing, you look stunning111

    xxx

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  52. Oh, dear Rachel! How wonderful you got this full time carreer job in social media! And as I know you are a fantastic and very talented write I'm convinced you will have the success you deserve. In this context your decision of the posts per week are absolutely understandable - I'm thankful in general for each post of you as they are always intelligent, humorours and inspiring. Inspiring is also your outfit with today - for me it's okay to wear a black dress in summer: especially if the dress is so beautiful and stylish like yours!
    xx Rena
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  53. That black maxi is so gorgeous!! I love the buttons on the front! And CONGRATULATIONS on your new job! That's so exciting!!!! <3

    Jess
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  54. wooow rachel, this maxi looks so amazing on you, love the bottons and the fact that it's black :D you know black is my happy color :D:D haha and I totally agree, black can be a summer color too ;) not just because I LOVE wearing black, but I think there are so many cute details in clothing or accessory, so that black can not be just black, but chic, elegant, cool, casual for winter AND summer :) So excited to read now your posts on tuesdays :D I know that trouble, sometimes (last week) I can't handle to post that much as I want..But I think this is totally okay :)
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  55. I completely agree with you, black is appropriate throughout the year. Your outfit today is indeed very elegant and chic, I love it!
    xx
    Cinzia

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  56. Congratulations on your new job! :) I completely understand your dilemma around your blog as I have been having the same issues myself recently and have even contemplated giving up my blog altogether! There's just not enough hours in the day. I love this black maxi and totally agree that black can be worn all year round. x

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  57. Such a gorgeous dress! I LOVE how you styled it. FYI Tuesdays are now my favourite day! xx

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  58. Well I always have to comment on how spectacular you look, and how in love I am with that dress! You look fab Rach! I love the black with the button detail and the pop of colour through the shoes! <3

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  59. Well I always have to comment on how spectacular you look, and how in love I am with that dress! You look fab Rach! I love the black with the button detail and the pop of colour through the shoes! <3

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  60. I completely agree! black can work so well for summer and your dress is perfect xx
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  61. Killing it in black Rachel! Love this dress, especially the sheer detail at the bottom! 'm for wearing black year round too! Congrats on your new job babe! I totally understand having to balance blogging with work, the struggle is real!lol

    xo, Jackie
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  62. Congratulations to you on your new job Rachel, that's brilliant news! I'll keep a look out on Tuesdays for your posts. I love this dress too, it's so unique and your heals are so nice. I hope you are having a great start to your week! :)

    Much love,
    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  63. I absolutely adore black in summer, hon! I saw this maxi dress on your IG earlier and oh boy, isn't it gorgeous <3 Hope your new job is going great, sweetie!
    xox Nadia
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  64. chic in black Maxi. Lovely.
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  65. Seeing this dress on you makes me want it so badly! You look amazing Rachel and I totally agree with you about black dresses! I think you have accessorised this one to perfection and I have a major outfit crush :))
    Thank you for sharing my gorgeous and have a happy July!
    xx
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  66. One of my favourite maxi dress is black so I don't agree with those people who say black is a winter colour :) Having a kick ass content is way better than just posting something for the sake of posting, hope we will see more of you later on if you have more time. This dress looks beautiful on you and I love the fishtail details, so pretty! x


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  67. Dress is amazing! love your style!

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  68. nice dress. stunning looks.
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  69. You are amazing and beautiful women! I love your outfit! Great look <3

    Keep it!
    xoxo
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  70. Wow, super cool post, these shoes are to die for !!
    Hope for more closeups on them...

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