shirts to wear with a maxi skirt

Maxi skirts are the best. They’re so versatile, they can be dressed up with a pair of heels or slacks, or dressed down with sneakers and a cool top.

But sometimes you want to wear a maxi skirt and show off your legs, but the only shirts you have are long-sleeved. Or maybe you just don’t want to wear sleeves at all! Well, we’ve got the solution for you right here: our favorite shirts to wear with your maxi skirt!

  1. Bandeau top

A bandeau top is perfect if you want to show off some cleavage without having to worry about sleeves getting in the way. Plus, it’ll keep your back from sticking to the leather car seat on your way home from work.

  1. Long-sleeved blouse

Long-sleeved blouses are perfect for layering over leggings or jeans when it’s cold out—and they look great underneath a fitted black maxi skirt for work or even a night out on the town!

  1. Crew neck tee

Crew neck tees are great because they’re easy to throw on in a hurry—and they don’t make your back sweat like other sleeveless tops can do when

shirts to wear with a maxi skirt

1. Tank Tops

Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Black halter tank top
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Beige tank top
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Simple white tank top bodysuit


Tank tops are such a simple piece of clothing and they add so much to an outfit! You can wear them in the summer when it’s hot outside or put on a jacket over top when the weather gets colder.

Tank tops will give your maxi skirt more definition than just about any other type of shirt you could choose, which is why we recommend that this be one of your go-to options for pairing with skirts like these. They come in many different colors and styles, from plain white tank tops to cute tie-dye tanks.

For ultimate versatility, a great choice would be getting a plain tank top in a neutral color, so you can pair it with different types of skirts and outerwear.

2. Cami Tops

Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Satin cami top
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Grey cami top
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Floral bustier cami top


Cami tops are very similar to tank tops, but instead of having short sleeves they often have spaghetti straps and little cap sleeves.

They come in many different colors and prints, so you can find them in just about any style that you’re looking for! Plus, they add that bit of summery vibe, which is why camis are perfect to pair with a flowy maxi skirt for a day out on the beach!

For a fun, flirty date-night outfit, we recommend pairing a lace top in cami style with a high-waisted skirt (preferably maxi) of your choice. For camis with floral prints like the Cream Flower Couple top, a black maxi skirt would look best.

3. Graphic Tees

Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Tie dye graphic shirt
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Rolling Stones graphic tee
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Black Fleetwood Mac graphic tee


Believe it or not, graphic tees are actually a very popular choice to pair with maxi skirts, especially pencil-style ones. A cute way to style this would be to get an oversized graphic t-shirt and make a knot in front of your abdomen, on top of your high-waisted maxi skirt.

You can also tuck it in your skirt if that’s more of your thing. Layer it with a nice denim jacket (or a black leather jacket!), a baseball cap, and a pair of sneakers or boots, and you’re now ready for a very chic look for fall!

4. Sweaters

Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Cream beige ribbed sweater
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Grey sweater
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Mauve blush sweater


A classic combination for a chic fall look, sweaters, and long skirts are definitely one of our favorites when it comes to cute maxi skirt outfits.

For an outfit idea, wear a long maxi skirt with the Wide Ribbed Knit Sweater in the color blush, along with a pair of snake print knee-high boots. To accessorize, wear a statement necklace and a fedora hat, and you’re all set for the cold weather ahead!

5. Classic White (Or Black) Tee

Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Plain white tee
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Black v-neck tee
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Plain white crop top tee


Nothing beats a classic white shirt or a black shirt! These can be paired with just about anything, whether it’s a pair of jeans or a pair of shorts. This plain top is all you really need for casual wear!

So if you’re planning a simple, sunny day out with your besties, pair your favorite maxi skirt with a cute white blouse and ballet flats or flat sandals.

6. Crop Tops

Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: White crop top with ruffles
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Black crop top with ruffles
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Puff sleeve cropped top with long sleeves


Crops tops are a perfect outfit match with high-waisted maxi skirts. There are many different styles of crop tops: you can find plain ones or ruffled tops like the ones we featured above. They are a great look for warm weather, and can even be worn on formal occasions.

For a monochrome look, pair a white maxi skirt with a white crop top like the Adios Top from Lulus. Complete the look with a cute pair of white high heels.

7. Button-Down Shirts

White button-down shirt
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: White button-up shirt with long sleeves
Tops To Wear With Maxi Skirts: Striped front knot button-up shirt


A button-down shirt is a great option for a casual look, especially on warmer weather. Button-down shirts are also a very popular option for pairing with maxi skirts because they look so stylish and put together!

They’re also great to wear in the fall when it starts getting chilly outside, but you can still show off your summer tan by wearing them without anything over top.

8. Off-Shoulder Tops

Flirty white off-shoulder top
Ditsy green off-shoulder top


Off-shoulder tops are very trendy right now and are perfect for pairing with maxi skirts. These tops have a fitted bodice that goes all the way up to your neck, but instead of having sleeves they just leave part of your shoulders exposed.

For summer styles, we recommend pairing a floral maxi skirt with a cute off-shoulder top. This type of voluminous top brings definition, personality, and femininity to your summer look.

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