STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Maxi-mum Length

We’ve seen maxi dresses in abundance last fall and winter and it seems that they’ve held strong through spring and will be popular as we move into summer. These long, loose fitting garments are known for their extreme comfort and flexibility, not to mention breezy and cooling on warmer days. While seeming like a shapeless object, we’ve realized that they are quite the contrary- hiding flaws and accentuating the best features, such as necklines and the appearance of legs-for-days.

The star of this Fashionista’s outfit is obviously her cherry-red, floral maxi dress. This dress in particular was a great find, there’s a great feminine appeal with the thin straps and mini-pleating in the bodice and skirt. This dress also seems to be made of a light and airy fabric that flows with the wind- a benefit when looking for a dress that will flatter your shape. What I especially love about the dress is the daisy print on the dress; it makes a statement without overpowering the look and adds great charm. This Fashionista also accessorized smartly with a leather cross-body bag and silver jewelry. Moving down to her feet, she’s chosen a rugged lace-up boot in a cognac color. These shoes are an unexpected element and furthermore enhance the dress with juxtaposition in textiles.

Thrift stores are the destination for finding one-of-a-kind items and this Fashionista’s dress further supports that theory. Her dress is actually a Goodwill find and a lucky one at that. For those of us who don’t want to rummage through racks of clothes, I’ve found these dresses to be similar in style; the Wild City Life Dress and the Marbled Marvel Dress– both from ModCloth.
 

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