5.24.2012

Dressed to the Max(i)

Another summer staple of mine is maxi dresses. I have noticed looking into my closet that I have always bought printed maxi dress, I don't have a single solid colored maxi dress that I own. Should I change that?
If I had to own just ONE solid-colored maxi dress in my closet, what color should I pick? Answer the comment section.
I love a good maxi dress for a few reasons:
1.It is lightweight
2.perfect for the summer heat.
3.you can wear it as a bathing suit cover-up
4. it is easy going and I don't have to add much else to my outfit

Here are some maxi dresses and outfits I hope to be styling this summer.



Source: polyvore.com via Leah on Pinterest





Here is a collection of the maxi dresses I own.
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So maxi dresses and yesterday's post of shorts are my summer staples.
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41 comments:

Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

I love maxi's! I don't know what I do without them!!! They are on constant rotation for me in the summer. I love Gypsy05's solid organic maxi's. I get mine on the sample sites (they usually have a couple sales in the summer). Love all of your picks!

Lauren said...

I have wanted to get a maxi dress since winter ended, but have yet to do it! I don't own one, but they are so pretty. I saw one at ann taylor that is BEAUTIFUL but no way am I spending $90 on it.

I love the red and white one you own. If you had to buy a solid color, I think coral would be really pretty!

Hope you have a great day!
Lauren
http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Lindsay [Elle Elizabeth] said...

I'm loving the 3rd maxi dress! I haven't found a maxi dress that I've really loved... Well I found one, but then realized that it was a maternity maxi dress (you would never know) and felt weird purchasing it :)

Cortney said...

I want every.single.one on this post!! I have a navy blue maxi and a white for my solids. I think you can't go wrong with prints or solids!

agalandherdog said...

I have several, but my solid black one is my favorite. I can make it look like a completely different outfit by swapping out accessories.

The Pink Growl said...

I like all of those! Especially #3!

J and A said...

I love all of those!! Every one! Yours too!! Love maxis, I need to add a few this season. :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Ha! Meg you've done it again; I've got to go shopping! lol I love maxi dresses; I think they're the only thing that make Texas summers bearable!

Johanna said...

I love the stripey one. They have a ton of great ones @ TJ and Marshalls lately!

Susann said...

I love maxi dresses too - but unfortunately, I don't get to wear them often..

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CALLIE said...

Obsessed with Maxi Dresses and Skirts... I need more!!

I am wearing one as we speak ha!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

I love maxi's too!! Yours are all gorgeous! I say if you go with a solid pick a bright color like pink or blue and you could mix it with so many things :)

Rebekah said...

I love maxi dresses! I don't have it yet, but I ordered a solid black one. All of my other ones are colorful and I wanted something simple. I can't wait to get it in!

birdie to be said...

I love these maxis! I am in the market for one too... for the honeymoon! :)

Brooke Shemwell said...

I love a good maxi. I wear them now more than ever that's for sure. I think navy is a good color. Can go from summer to fall. Looks great at 4th of July. Can be spiced up with white, coral, green, gold - really any color!

Melissa said...

I love all of these! But I really think my favorites are the ones you own! So cute!!

Nat said...

Love maxi dresses! I have a solid black one that is perfect because it can be dressed up or down depending on what I'm doing- so I say if you go solid go black!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

These are adorable! I am worried I wont be able to rock a long dress...But these are soo cute, I may have to try one!

MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM said...

You have convinced me to go shop for a maxi dress. I have always avoided them because I am 5' 2"ish and thought they wouldn't look good on me. But, I think it's time to give it a go... Stacie xo

Shannon Marie said...

I am beyond obsessed with that third dress you posted. And your maxis are super cute too! I own three, but my favorite is by "lush". It's super comfy! :)

Faith said...

i just love Maxi dresses! loving all the ones you own!

Kitty Cat said...

I just got another maxi dress last weekend! Usually I cut off about 6" at the bottom & re hem it but they are so comfy.
I think it's hard to find a good solid maxi. The style can make you look like a big blob of color...

Kira said...

I think a solid black one might be nice to have if you wear maxis enough. I don't even own one though, they are so cute, but they are never long enough for my tall frame :(

Crystal said...

Love love love that butterfly one! They are so comfy, I only have one right now but need to find some more!

Gloria said...

I have two striped ones, but I think a simple black maxi dress would be lovely! Just add a chunky statement necklace and you're good to go :-)

Jelisaveta Đukanović said...

Beautiful! :)

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Allison said...

I only have 2 maxi dresses in my closet, but I obviously need to add to that! Love your picks...and I would go for solid red or black.

meme-and-he said...

oooh I am especially loving that first dress. so cute, I can't believe I don't own one yet!

Lucy McCracken said...

These are all so darling. I'm so petite and only 5ft. that whenever I try to wear long maxi dresses I look like a midget. i do love summer dresse though. Happy Thursday!

Katrin said...

It looks so cute when you combine it with a denim jacket!

Suzzie V said...

I love the pink floral one with the best. As for a solid color, I would want something that really pops like a green. It would look stunning. You can't go wrong with black though.

Allyson Butler said...

I love all of these...if I could wear one every day, I so would!

REBrown said...

I really love the white and floral one - so summery!

A Mode World said...

Really loving the first one! xA

Katy said...

I absolutely love maxi dresses! I used to think I couldn't pull them off, but now they are my go to in the summer when it's hot and I want to feel cute. For solid colors own turquoise and coral. I like them because I can wear different jewelry and shoes and change up the look. I think I want to get a black solid dress too.

Kerri said...

I really like maxi dresses on other people.. but I have yet to find one that works for me. Because I'm so tall, I think they make me just look like a stick. haha. Maybe there is one out there somewhere that will work though!

Giovanna said...

I'm obsessed with maxi dresses! Love the second one and the butterfly one! Too cute!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Shannon said...

I love maxi dresses as well. I live in them during the Summer.

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Re said...

I love the 4th and 5th outfit. They're great xx

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Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Okay, how tall are you Meg? I am OBSESSED with maxi dresses but am only 5"2 and feel like they look ridiculous on me. I have been on a long journey to try to find one flattering for short peeps but have had no luck (the Olsen twins pull it off & they are petite too so I know there is hope out there somewhere!!)
I love the coral and blue one but they are all pretty. Hard to pick just one!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Can I add all of these to my closet? Especially #5.