While maxi-dresses have been on the scene for a while now, they're still so very popular and certainly aren't going anywhere. A maxi dress (or two or three) completes a summer wardrobe because of the ease with which one can wear it...and they're usually very breezy and cool to offset the warm (or "scorching" depending on your local) temps of summer. A really hot trend right now is monogramming...Although, should I call it a trend? It's actually more of a traditional, classy style...yet, we're seeing them on everything from caps, to bags, to dresses, etc. I just adore how Tiaras took a simple maxi and turned it into a personalized dress for me! (Did you know they did monogramming!?!)
While I'm wearing it in these photos as a cover-up (we just got back from a wonderful weekend down at the beach), there are lot of variations to style this mom on-the-go must-have! Read on for styling details...
>>> I love the way a maxi dress looks with a looooooong necklace. Big jewelry is the way to go with this closet staple.
>>> If going with a two-tone dress like the one I'm wearing, go with a darker color on bottom for a slimming effect.
>>> When trying on a maxi dress, make sure the length fits your frame properly. If you end up tripping over a long dress, I can pretty much guarantee it won't get much wear not matter how much you love it.
How to Wear:
>>> Throw a jean jacket, thin cardigan, or kimono over a maxi dress for more coverage, while also adding interest to your outfit.
>>> As with several of the other pieces featured in this Summer Style Series, maxi dresses can be dressed up (not super fancy, but "nice casual" depending on the fabric) or worn super chill around the house or as a cover-up (as shown).
>>> My favorite way to wear a maxi dress is with simple, flat sandals and light layer over...instant outfit!
>>> Another not-as-common way to wear maxis are layering underneath. Paring an under-layer, such as a simple tee or 3/4 top, helps take a summery dress into fall.
In other summer news, if you've yet to find the perfect swimsuit (I mean really...don't we all put off this task?), Swim Outlet has TONS of options. This past weekend at the beach I really loved wearing this Kenneth Cole tankini top I got from there!