I hopped on the maxi train last summer and boy has it been a great ride. Maxi dresses were first seen back in the 1960s with Oscar de la Renta’s cotton lace beauty for the Elizabeth Arden salon. Since then, we saw them everywhere in the ’70s and then seemed to die down until the last few years. But you know what they say, what goes around comes back around. This time it seems as though maxis are here to stay for awhile, too. Not only do we have many variations of the maxi dress, we also now have maxi skirts and the cousin to the maxi, the hi-low. Regardless of which version you choose, maxis have unlimited and effortless possibilities.
This Fashionista embodies everything I love about maxis. The comfort is the first thing anyone falls in love with. Maxis can be worn for a comfy day at work, out shopping, in class, you name it and your maxi is up to the challenge. This Fashionista paired her black maxi skirt with a tucked in sheer blouse. Adding a bandeau underneath the white blouse adds dimension and interest. For another take on this look, try a colored bandeau or one with stripes. Two wrists full of bracelets and statement earrings capitalize this look. This black skirt paired with a white top allows for fun with accessories.
For the Fashionista on a budget, Target has plenty of stylish maxis like this one that would be all the rage paired with a printed blouse! For those looking to splurge, Free People has a bunch that are just to die for.
The maxi dress needs to be a staple in every Fashionista’s closet this summer. I know sometimes tall girls like me have trouble finding maxi dresses that are long enough but, in this case, I’ve found my secret is to go after maxi skirts instead. Maxi skirts seem to offer a little more length and adjustability in terms of where you wear the waistband of the skirt and whether or not you are able to fold over the waistband. All in all, maxis seem to be the talk of the town. The versatility is splendid and I would wear a maxi every single day if it were socially acceptable.