It’s been one crazy hot summer and it doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight. The constant heat of the summer can cause you to not want to dress stylish because well it’s just too hot to care. Don’t think like that! When you consider your outfit for the day very rarely is – how comfortable is it – your top priority. With the Maxi dress still gaining popularity now it can be! Finding this rare piece of clothing that satisfies your top outfit concerts of is it appropriate, faltering and fashionable? Plus adding in the bonus that it’s a delight to wear is like the clothing equivalent of striking gold. The Maxi not only meets these criteria, but it’s the essence of summery chic. This must have frock comes in an array of fabrics perfect for day and night making it customizable for a range of tastes. It’s not wonder that fashion icons like Rachel Zoe, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Olsen adore these dresses.
Thought the maxi’s floor grazing hemline is office associated with formal occasions it can be an excellent option for these often hot and humid August daytime outings. It’s all about selecting the right look for the right outing. The formula for the perfect daytime maxi is simple: pick the right fabric (often cotton), correct shoes (flats) and personality-showing details (like a bowler hat or a quirky ribbon belt). Here are some great maxi dress options: at Francesca’s Collection in Shadyside try Tiers of Joy Dress and Tie the Knot Maxi (both 29.98), Denim Desire Dress ($44), or at one of the many Macy’s locations Kensie Dress Sleeveless V Neck Braided Maxi ($50).
If you’re graving something with more pattern, you’re in luck. From wonderful floral prints or stripes to ruffle details the maxi dress not only comes in seasonal fabrics but prints too. Get that perfectly sweet chic look with the A Walk in the Clouds Maxi from Francesca’s Collection ($29.98). Transition this dress from day to night by pairing it with a great pair of yellow strappy heals and some cute jewelry. Or check out Urban Outfitters in the South Side Works and grab the Pins and Needed Chiffon Maxi Dress ($78). Chiffon is a great fabric to transition from day to night. The extra sheen you get from this dress will give it that extra touch for a night out to dinner with friends or a date night with your main squeeze!
Now get out there, take advantage of the summer sales and buy yourself a brand new maxi dress!
Check back later for where to buy a maxi for a more glamorous affair.