How I Wear: Old Navy Maxi Dress

maxi dress as a skirt, olive maxi dress, cardigan over maxi dress

Wearing:

|Dress| Old Navy Maxi Dress in asparagus
|Cardigan| Loft (Last seen here, I removed the fur collar)
|Belt| Old Navy (Similar, Ann Taylor – $30; similar, ASOS – $10.74)
|Necklace| Forever21
|Shoes| Chinese Laundry Sassyfras

I love it when I find a maxi dress that isn’t too long! Yes, it’d be too long without heels, but I always wear heels so it works! The dress was a little too low cut for work so I added my big necklace to cover up my chest. 🙂 Works wonderfully, doesn’t it?

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Wearing: Maxi dresses – the new black!

Wearing:

  • Derek Heart maxi dress
  • H&M (trusty) cami
  • Target cardigan
  • Kohls studded strap wedges
  • H&M bauble ring
  • Forever 21 bracelet
  • Claire’s earrings

I recently picked up a Forever 21 maxi dress from my coworker who bought it online and found it to be too small for her. I wore it out to celebrate my birthday with the girls and when I saw the pictures, I thought, “Wow, I look REALLY tall and thin.” (I’m 5’1″.)

Here’s a picture of me in the dress I bought from my coworker. I think the pattern of the dress also helps with the long and lean illusion. This one is actually a bit shorter than I usually like my maxi dresses to be, but it turned out ok. I don’t like that the length of maxi dresses has come up a couple inches – is that a part of the recession too? 😉 I like my maxis to graze the floor when I’m wearing tall shoes.

So ladies, I’m going to say maxi’s are the new black. As in in, slimming, lengthening black. Make sure you pair a long floor skimming maxi with tall wedges for the full effect.

Forever 21 Tie Dye Stripes Maxi – $19.80 I love this dress! Might have to snatch this up!

LC Lauren Conrad Striped Tiered Dress – $45.00 I love the fullness of the bottom tiers!

Ten Hearts Paisley Maxi dress – $43.10 I am a sucker for paisley. The ruffle top is so romantic. I can see myself wearing this for a stroll down the beach, flip flops in hand….

Love Maxi Dress – $76.00 I love the simplicity and color of this dress; makes it very versatile. Style this with a tee and blazer to make into a maxi skirt. Add a pop of color with red, coral or turquoise. The options really are endless with a dress like this!