Long skirts (I can't get myself to call them maxi skirts. haha!) are so versatile. Most of the time you can wear them as a skirt or a dress! Just please wear a shirt or jacket on top when you're styling your skirt as a dress! ;)
I have two skirts that I like to "turn into dresses".
I like to wear this skirt as a dress because it is sooo long as in I'm-always-tripping-on-it-and-getting-scared-I'm-going-to-pull-it-completely-off long. Not good!
This skirt is a little too formfitting when worn as a skirt, but works great as dress.
Have you tried wearing a skirt as a dress?