The Perfect Maxi Dress

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I've been seeing them all around New York- women flaunting the lean, romantic silhouette of summer: the maxi dress. All that fabric, you think, could only work on model figures, but I've seen women of all shapes rocking this length. It's more about the right cut, color and fabric. And be sure to take your trailing hems to a tailor, ladies!

I just purchased a maxi tank dress, but for a more demure, slightly avant-garde look, I'm loving this ash colored tee-shirt dress with a sheer mesh back and gathered detail from Bread and Butter. Love the styling possibilities with such a minimalistic shape...



What do you think of the maxi trend? Would you wear it?

34 comments:

ANNA DE LEON said...

I would most def wear this trend. love this dress :)

nicole said...

I would definitely wear a maxi dress given that I found one that suited my petite frame and didn't dwarf me in height haha. I love the neutral colour of the one you bought, it let's the finer details like the gathered hem and mesh back stand out more. I've actually been thinking of getting the Rachel Pally Long Fortuna dress in the cream colour for a wedding I'm going too in September. I just love the long flowy-ness and simplistic nature of the overall silhouette, which means I can go nuts on the accessories without looking like I'm nuts (hopefully). Great post D!

WendyB said...

I've been laughing to myself, after all the people who told me they'd NEVER wear maxis.

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

I want. I need. Like air, like water.

Monique said...

Oh yea I'd def wear this trend. This is seasonless! I imagine in the fall with big combat boots and a moto jacket! Great find!

jolie jamie said...

Yes, Love the maxi trend! If I can wear it, anyone can wear it! :)

Lucia ♥ said...

Ohh this one is amazing!! I'm short so maxi dresses are no my best friends, I hope I can find one that suits me well!
xoxo

Solo Lisa said...

Ooh definitely gorgeous! I'm open to trying a maxi dress but I just haven't found one that appeals to me.

Deka said...

i LOVE maxi dresses. they are comfortable and sexy and your completely right about the styling options - limitless!!
dressy, casual, whatever
i'm a huge fan and have been for some time. i find them easier to wear than shorter dresses because it takes pressure off the shoe choice :-P
a black maxi dress is the perfect solution when you arent feeling creative and dont know what to wear. you'll always looks great!

the clothing menu said...

i love maxi dresses! they are comfortable, feminine, different and you're right - they do look good on many body types. i was hesitant to try them at first, but i think it's the fact that they usually flow out from just below the chest, making it look like you have long legs, that makes them good for anyone.

Livie said...

this is a trend i've avoided b/c i'm very short and small - i'm still not sure if it will work but maybe i'll give it a try just in time for my holiday in europe =)

StuddedLilly said...

i love a pretty, pretty maxi dress with great jewelry in the summer. it makes us girls feel extra feminine, i think :)
xxjess

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Maxis could def work on a variety of sizes. Love the side ruching on this one.

Leather and Lace said...

i have been looking for the perfect one! great blog!
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Wrecked Stellar said...

Hey D! Yes, I'd most definitely wear the maxi dress- it's chic yet comfortable (no tugging at a tight mini dress required). Hope you're doing well!! xo, mel

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Love that dress, I want one!

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Syed (dapper kid) said...

Loving the subtle paneling, it looks fantastic!

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stacy said...

The maxi length is growing on me1
Pun intended :-)

王美妹 said...

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little moon lover said...

that dress looks cool with the drapery detail on the side.. I love maxi dresses but unfortunately, really small girls like me, who happen to have also wide hips... can't wear maxi dresses at all.. I have to settle with other delicious garments..
I like your blog,
take care

Angelique said...

LOVING this..

<3

The Original Swedish Blonde! said...

I wear it. Love it. :)

Ended up on your blog by searching for couture carrie who I like a lot. I'm thrilled to have found your site on the way. :)

Anka Papuli said...

Yes, but what about rompers! I've been seeing THEM all over new york.

Anka: Two weeks ago I thought rompers shoulnd't be worn by anyone over the age of five.

Papuli: Two weeks ago, you were right.

Anka: ::smug look::

misslikey said...

i love it. i am with maxi this season definitely

Christie said...

Great dress!!

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楊儀卉 said...

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Susan said...

I love it but I could not pull it off...
I am happy you are back by the way! :)
xoxo

Kristin said...

That IS perfect. What a heavenly silhouette!

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

The silhouette is tdf.

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