Shopping Monday: Maxi Dresses

Ah... it's the season for sexy stylish dresses again. I am looking forward to baring my arms so I can catch some sun. Although I adore short dresses, there is something very sexy and stylish about a maxi dress. A gal is practically covered from head to toe but something just shouts feminine with a dash of sexiness.left Gucci --- a gal can feel like a goddess in the flowy print dress
right Pucci (both via style.com) --- the model is covered from head to toe but isn't she just sexy?left Emporio Armani --- just perfect for day or night! (My favorite!!!) I think Emporio will be very happy with this client this season.
right Etro (both images by style.com)

For an evening out, I will pick a light as air maxi dress in silk or chiffon material to wear with chunky heels, a piece of dramatic jewelry and a fun clutch to finish the outfit. My must have will be a dramatic piece of necklace but earrings or a chunky bracelet will be great as well. A gal needs to be BOLD this season!
1. Chelsea Flowers tie dye strapless dress, $371 (1 and 2 both via Bloomingdales)
2. BCBG ombre maxi dress $498
3. Diane von Furstenberg orange print maxi dress $895 via Saks
4. T Bag pink/print maxi dress $229 vis Shopbop

For a casual daytime look, I have a tendency to pick solid color maxi dresses in comfortable cotton or jersey material. With this look, I will prefer to wear flat sandals or flip flops if I am going to the beach for lunch or to walk around. For those petite gals, you don't have to go without maxi dresses this season. A gal with shorter stature can wear a shorter maxi dress like No 8.

5. Ella Moss $200 via Nordstrom --- my favorite casual dress designer
6. Design History $135 via Saks
7. Banana Republic green maxi dress $130
8. Lauren by Ralph Lauren $178 via Nordstrom --- perfect for petite gals

So savvy gals, do you already have a favorite maxi dress or are you still shopping for one?

29 comments:

  1. They are all so lovely, but I'm loving dress number 1!!

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  2. I'm way too short to wear Maxi dresses. I just don't understand how Rachel Bilson manages to get away with them every summer and looks amazing! The Pucci one is stunning.

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  3. love them too - just never find the right occasion to wear them!

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  4. I really love the looks you've pulled, but at 5' tall I really have to focus on fit. I like the body conscious fit of the banana republic dress & the blue design history dresses. For me, fit is everything. Oddly, I didn't like the maxi dresses when they hit the scene a few years/seasons back. But now I love the idea! And I Gree, grab a clutch and you are out the door. How easy & chic is that? Me likey. Me likey!

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  5. Ha! Sorry for the typo above. I'm on my iPhone this morning...I was saying "I agree" about the clutch ;)

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  6. I am in love with Gucci and Etro!

    FM~FP

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  7. I can't wait to add to my maxi dresses this year! I have two of them from last year but need some more color in my wardrobe! thanks for sharing these!

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  8. i love the white maxi dress by RL - been looking for one for my Cabo trip =)

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  9. thank you so much for the comment. so sweet of you.

    nice blog you have here. i love maxi dresses, wish i can wear one. Am very small..hihi.

    have a great daY!

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  10. Hi there-lovely picks my dear, I really like the TBags one! I'm still on the hunt for one!

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  11. I saw Halle Berry wearing one to a primier, and she looks gorgeous!

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  12. As an utter shortie, I'm kinda skeptical about this trend for me, but I think if girls of shorter stature chooses slightly shorter hems as you've suggested, and a slightly tighter fit, they can pull this off too!

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  13. haha I just went Maxi dress shopping this weekend! Unfortunately I didnt get one yet... Maybe better luck next week!

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  14. It is funny these dresses are in style just as Bea Arthur dies. When I see a Maxi-dress I think of Maude.

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  15. They're so willowy and feminine! I love all the bright colors and floral patterns :)

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  16. I never feel comfortable in maxi dresses. Maybe because I'm short (5'1 1/2). I just feel as if they swallow me up. On tall people, however, they are breathtaking.

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  17. i am at 5'4" as well, but i adore maxi dresses. i will try to look for ones with fitted bodice and perhaps a little flair at the bottom.

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  18. they always remind me of vacation for some reason. i would love to wear the Chelsea Flowers one in costa rica this summer!

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  19. Oh I love maxi dresses. I bought two casual ones last year, I think they will be ok for this season.

    xoo

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  20. I've been trying so hard to find one of these lately! I haven't had much luck. I've been trying to find one for my trip down to sunny Florida.

    I LOVE #5

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  21. I'm on eBay looking for "new" (but old) dresses!

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  22. it is such a pretty look...I love your choices!

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  23. I have purchased a few this season already. I am wearing my dresses with color cardigans so far.

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  24. I am about 5'2" but I have successfully pull off maxi dress. I just look for ones with shorter length and fitted top.

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  25. Terrific post!

    I adore them all!

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  26. i love the etro dress!!!!!!!!!!! and all of the daytime maxis are just fab!!!!

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  27. Wow! So many cute dresses!

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  28. These dresses bring back memories! I like them... however... I would like more height to wear them... I don't think that will happen... sigh!

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