Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Work it Wednesday: Black "Maxi" Dress!

I had a lovely reader email me (seriously peeps, I love it when you email me!) wanting some suggestions on "wedding attire" for this summer... these were her "needs":

I've got a few coming up and I always have difficulty finding dresses that are appropriate, easy to wear in hot weather, and yet wearable after the wedding.

If you are one of those ladies that has a couple (or three, four, five!!!) weddings to attend this summer and you are not in the bridal party, finding a dress that is versatile and affordable can be tricky. And even then, what to do with all those dresses afterward, right?

I thought this subject would be perfect for "Work It Wednesday", no? I chose a simple black maxi dress. The maxi dress first peeked it's little fashion head out last season (I even scored a sweet DVF print inspired maxi dress from Old Navy last summer!) - and I am really excited to see it has gained momentum this season. And before you go all... but I'm short, but my legs aren't long enough, but I can't wear that style.... blah, blah, blah. I have TWO WORDS for you: Try It! And then I have two more words for you TAILOR IT! I happen to like to wear my maxi dress almost to the floor with heels on... but that's only because it makes me feel all sweepy and girly. If you feel like that is too overwhelming to your body, then tailor it up a bit! Tailoring is the cheapest way to update your wardrobe! (It's like paint for your interior walls!!)

So without further ado... here is a maxi dress, not one, not two... but FOUR ways (two for weddings and two for casual days)!

Want to know where you can snag one? So glad you asked... here are a couple at different price points!





PS~Erin said...

I love the maxi dress. I just never know what bra works best with them. They are so comfy that I don't want to ruin that by fussing with making sure it's not showing. Suggestions?

ms. less is always more said...

yes... good point erin. You def have to get creative with a bra. My own maxi dress is a strapless... so I just go with a strapless bra. One bra that I am really liking these days is the convertible bra... the straps can go halter, around the neck, completely off, etc. I think GapBody has an affordably priced one. Otherwise there is always the "stickers" - ha! The celebs do it... why can't we?

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

yes, yes, and yes. Love all the picks on maxi dresses and all the outfits for the events. Be still my heart with the farmers market one. That touch of orange is amazing!!!

~ ennui ~ said...

That's it I'm going out to buy one...wasn't sure which color to choose but now I know it must be black. great finds!

Jackie said...

My problem with the maxi's is they make me feel pregnant. Maternity clothes ruined a lot of regular clothes for me because the style is so similar. Boo.

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