Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dress Obsessed: Maxed Out

Maxi dresses are my newest obsession. Why? See below:

1) They're comfortable.
2) Given the right fabric and fit, maxi dresses are figure-flattering.
3) They are a whole outfit in one! Add some jewelry and a cute pair of wedges or sandals and you're good to go.
4) I'm pretty sure maxi dresses are the closest thing to pajamas you can get away with wearing at work... without actually showing up in your favorite pair of sweats and sorority tee shirt.
5) Another benefit? You don't have to shave your legs that day. (Don't lie, you know you've considered this!)

I've scoured the websites of my fave retailers, and compiled some of my favorite maxi looks for summer.

The vibrant colors and patterns on this maxi dress make it the perfect frock
for an outdoor festival.

Criss-cross straps and corset back detail add a unique finish to this dress.
Tarana Maxi Dress, Anthropologie, $168

For a summer wedding, or a date night with your beau, this maxi dress
with cascading ruffles is stunning.

The cutout detail on the back is lovely. Ruffle Stream Maxi, Anthropologie, $298

I absolutely love this dress (I have it)! The fun Aztec-inspired pattern is what originally
caught my attention. I've worn it with both flats and wedges. 

Wore this dress to work the same day as my friend Danielle. I paired it with a
denim jacket, while she chose a pink cardi. Both work-- this dress is super versatile!
Resort Border Print Maxi Dress, LOFT, $89.50

This is my favorite maxi dress of the season so far (I own this one too)! What I love most is
the comfy knit material. It's so soft! The straps criss-cross in the back giving it a
little flirty touch.
Diamond Print Criss Cross Back Maxi Dress, LOFT, $89.50 

This strapless maxi with drawstring waist the perfect dress to bring to the beach.
Whether you're wearing it as a bathing suit cover-up, or just throwing it on to run errands, the
splatter print makes it a fun choice for summer!
Splatter Print Strapless Maxi Dress, Gap, $74.95

What I love about this dress is its simplicity. The navy and white colors have
a nautical feel, and the asymmetric stripes are visually interesting. I wouldn't pair
it with nude heels like they did on the Macy's website, though. To me, this dress is
more suited for casual wedges or bright sandals to add a pop of color.
Kensie Sleeveless Striped Maxi, Macy's, $44.99 

Do you like maxi dresses? Have a favorite one this summer? If so, how do you style your maxi dress?


  1. I LOVE maxis! I posted about that Loft maxi after you shared it a few weeks ago. I absolutely LOVE it. Also that Anthro one. Need!

  2. I love them also! I'm convincing myself not to buy the anthro one bc I have enough of them already... it's not working. :)

  3. Awesome dresses. I like all the designs!
    Good job!

  4. I love every single one of them!! I've become obsessed with maxi dresses. When I go to dress stores I always end up buying at least one. I especially like the diamond printed one you have pictured here! Maxi dresses are just so functional and comfortable, you can't go wrong.

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