April 12, 2011

To the Max

Blazer - INC, Dress - c/o Marshall's, Necklace - homemade, Cuff - ?
Ah, the maxi dress. I have to admit that I tend to shy away from the maxi length dress because a) I am a shrimp and b) I am curvy. I am always afraid that a maxi-length dress will make me look short and stumpy or like I'm wearing the dreaded muu-muu style sported by grandmothers everywhere. But I'm so glad that I participated in today's Everybody Everywhere maxi-dress fashion challenge because I love how it turned out! This jersey dress is stretchy, OH so comfortable, and when worn with super high wedges, a fitted cropped blazer to give it some shape, and funky statement jewelry, it looks nothing like a muu-muu. Does it? DOES IT?! Sorry, moment of insecurity. I'm better now.

I actually bought this dress to wear in Hawaii last year, where I sported it with bejeweled flip flops and suntan lotion. But I tried wearing it with heels this time, and I love how my wedges end up hidden under my dress and give my legs some added length! I also love the way the coral color of my jewelry pops against the brown. Brown is such a great color because it looks good with so many other colors. It also looks especially cute with my pup (see below)!

I am so loving these monthly fashion challenges. Pop over to Everybody, Everwhere to see how other people have styled their maxi dresses today.

Maxi Skirt/Dress | Everybody, Everywear


Dary said...

Very cute! I love the accessories you paired with it :) I, too, stayed away from maxi dresses for the same reasons you mentioned above but then I changed my mindset and said, "to heck with it. If I want to wear I'll do."

ClosetConfections said...

love the maxi dress. wish i had known about this challenge ahead of time, but you totally rocked it!

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Brittney said...

hah! i totally smiled at your "does it? DOES IT?" and: NO! nothing remotely close to a muu-muu. you look super chic AND comfy, and if that doesn't create a style win-win, i don't know what does.
p.s. i've been on the hunt for my entire adult existence for the perfect chunky reddish necklace. now i know why i haven't found it--YOU OWN IT. i don't know whether to congratulate you or stomp off in a huff. okay, fine. congrats.
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Liana said...

love this look, totally perfect for spring....and i looove anything maxi, i have been buying maxi skirts like crazy lately!

thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Linda said...

Looks great...I want one of those jersey maxis. It looks comfy and put together at the same time.
Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

cindy said...

i think the maxi dress totally lengthens your silhouette! same with me - it seems to be opposite the "rules" of the petite girl/maxi dress combo but i think it works better than knee length, and certainly better than t-length.

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