There’s always been something about dresses that seems a bit… magical. If you think about it, we wear them as little girls — twirling around the yard, picking flowers, scraping our knees and exploring — and as we grow older, they hold a bit more significance. An event like prom, even if you thought you had grown out of the “dress phase” when you became a teenager, guarantees that you were out dress shopping with friends or family and they helped you choose the dress that made you feel the most you, while also making you feel a little bit like a princess. And what girl, as corny and generic as it sounds, hasn’t thought about what sort of wedding dress they’d like to wear someday? Point blank, dresses in general hold a nostalgic and noteworthy place in the world of fashion. And the best part? You don’t need a special occasion to wear one.
With its intricate pattern and reminiscent ’90s neckline, there’s no way this Fashionista could have gone wrong with this maxi dress. Her sandals go well with the dress’s black background color and the sunglasses top off the look to give a chic, effortless summery feel. Not only does she look great, but she’s also probably comfortable. Maxi dresses and skirts give that feeling of walking around wrapped in a blanket all day — without the heat or stares from passing strangers.
How To: You can instantly feel like a kid again, twirling around in a dress (and possibly tripping over it, too), with a maxi dress. Whether a simple maxi dress is more your taste, or one with something a little extra that will turn heads, you can definitely find one that will make you feel how every girl should feel in a dress — confident. Pair it sandals, high or low heeled, on those hot days or some wedges or booties for cooler weather. Actually, wearing sneakers might be your best choice. Something magical could end up happening once you’ve got that dress on and you may just need those sneakers after all!