Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Maxi Dress

So to keep on going about must haves in the closet… what could be next. It is summery and bright, comfy yet fashionable, easy but chic… it is the maxi dress.

I have been a fan for some years now, and own more than a couple and wear them all the time from May to October.

For me the basic types in terms of pattern are three – floral, stripe and solid. The good about the florals are that they are very very vibrant and light. You definitely get noticed, because you are a walking garden of joy. The solids are a tad bit more boring, but classier, and much easier to get them from day to night. Stripe (specially navy/black and white) are just classic, and I hope you agree they scream beach, sea and sun.

In terms of cuts it is good that the maxi have some form of structure, as there is so much fabric but definitely needs to be flowy enough. I am a huge fan of the dresses with empire waist as they outline the smallest part of the body and make your legs forever long.

Maybe I should include a little note here and say that I am 5.9 ft (175 cm) which is a good height for maxis. I think that all height is good height for maxies but…. if the maxi is waaaay too long when you try it on, then perhaps you should have a second thought about it. But hey… there are always tailors 🙂

So here are my suggestions in the usual two categories 🙂 I die for the D&G, but am definitely in love with the GAP too 🙂 Hope you likey!

Aspirational Amazingness
3,161.93 Euro
660 euro
Marvelous Choices for Mortals

Anthropologie – A Different Stripe Maxi Dress

142 Euro

Zara – Floral Maxi

45 Euro

GAP – Jersey maxi dress

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