Maxi Dresses have been here the last couple of years but this year they are a must. Sometimes people refer to them as- town gowns, patio dresses, long dresses but I like the term maxi dresses best. They are the maximum length of a dress! Anyone can wear a maxi dress and can be any size. They are basically just built so that they are tight across your chest and then a full long dress. They are great on pregnant women because they hide a lot behind all that fabric. The good thing about maxi dresses is they come in all sorts of price ranges anywhere from $29 to upwards of $300.
There is no “it” designer of maxis so this one trend you can steal for cheap! Some great ones are strapless and those are great to wear as a swim cover up or with a cute little cardigan. Splendid makes the best little cardigans; I get mine at Antropologie. Try to get one that is bra friendly if you need to wear a bra. Sometimes they make them so you have to wear a tank underneath them, but I’d rather just wear the dress and be done. A halter style maxi is good if you have an ample chest.
Some good places to find maxi’s are Dillard’s they have them in the Junior Department for $29. They have nicer styles in the Dress department starting at $59. They also have great maxi dresses on www.shopbop.com. It’s the trend so wherever you like to shop, chances are they will have a special section all of maxi dresses. Nordstrom, Macy’s and even Old Navy have a good selection of Maxi dresses.
I think maxi dresses look best with a flip-flop, which makes it a great summer dress! This should be a staple in your summer wardrobe. Below are some of my favorites. Keep cool and dress hot!
Max and Cleo is a division of the BCBG Max Azria group.