(yes, I know yesterday I wrote I may not be back for the rest of the week posting, but consider this a sporadic attempt to write and not an “I’m fully back” post… *wink*)
For those of you who know me IRL, you’ll know that I LOVE wearing comfy maxi dresses. It’s my absolute favorite clothing item and I’m thinking I can TOTALLY get away with wearing them all through out my pregnancy, too (will just have to watch the cuts and lines in each dress to be sure I don’t look like I’m wearing a tent). Today I was browsing Target for something else and came across the Liberty of London maxi dresses. Let’s just say, I’M IN LOVE!!! I’ll take one of each, please.
Check them out:
Also, I was perusing DownEast Basics the other day and came across this GORGEOUS maxi dress. I love the lines on this and especially loved how they paired it with such a heavy necklace. It really balances the look.
Oceanfront Dress – $34.99
So there you have it: I’m obsessed with maxi dresses and would be perfectly happy to wear one every single day of my life. For those of you looking for the modest way to do this, I recommend wearing a simple, form-fitting modest t shirt, like these from ModBod (Tip: Stick to neutral tones like black, white, cream, etc. unless you find a top that matches the print colors perfectly. The goal of the undershirt is for it to BLEND with the dress, rather than look like two very separate pieces.):
Perfect V Neck by ModBod – $21.95 – works best and looks the nicest with any maxi dresses that also have a v neck; try to pair your under shirt to have a similar neckline as the dress to keep things looking uniform and polished (and stop people from immediately thinking, “wow! She’s wearing an undershirt!” and instead thinking, “wow! She looks foxy!”
Perfect Cap Sleeve with Lace – $21.95 – I’d buy this one to do a double-duty by wearing it under a maxi (with a square or round neck) and then wear it under a jacket or something else later (where the lace could show)
One of the things I LOVE about maxi dresses is that they can easily look dressy or casual. For a casual look, just toss on flip-flops and simple jewelry. For your hair, you can keep it really simple, wearing it down, in a pony tail or a loose top-knot. Putting a cute scarf or headband on would easily add a breezy, carefree look to it, too.
For a more dressy look, wear kitten heels or ballet flats and add bigger, snazzier jewelry. Then, you could even add a fancier headband (like the feathered ones I love to feature here). You know how I’m also nuts about those. *wink*
Aren’t maxi dresses fabulous?! Ooooh, la, la! They rock my world! Have you worn them before? Are you feeling daring this spring/summer to try them? You should!
Note: There are a LOT of poorly designed maxi dresses out there that are anything but flattering on the wearer (no matter what body type you have). Be sure to watch for nice, tight, flattering lines for your figure and don’t go for maxi dresses that have too full of a skirt (often looks like a poofy tent). Also, not all prints are flattering on every figure and skin-tone, so don’t go crazy with your maxi dress purchases. If you’re new to the maxi dress, try a solid black or chocolate knit fabric one first and then when you can tell how to make that flattering, you can branch into the printed fabric maxi dresses.