You might say that the maxi dress is just a glorified muu muu. And to that we say: okay, you are right. But what of it? Keeping up with fashion puts so many demands on women. Can’t we just have this one thing that’s easy, and most importantly, comfortable? The Frisky staff are all such fans of the maxi dress (and its slightly more formal cousin, the “hi-lo” maxi dress) that we thought we’d get a list together with 14 reasons why:
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Why wear a maxi dress during the summer? It’s simple: Shaving your legs every friggin’ day gets so tedious. Plus, maxi dresses are a femme, flow-y way to stay cool in the face of 90 degree heat and humidity. Throw one over your head, slip on some sandals and you’re ready for work, the beach — just about anywhere. Maxis are the best, so you’re probably gonna want to have at least a couple to get you through the warmer months, which is why I’ve found 10 great options, all under $50 each. Maxify your life with abandon!
On Thursday J. Lo was spotted out with her three kids — twins Emme and Max and boyfriend Casper Smart. ZING! But seriously, I love this casual maxi-dress on her — she looks comfortable and ready to tackle whatever it is Emme and her over-sized stuffed animal puppy throw her way. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Yes, yes, isn’t this an adorable picture of just-engaged couple Keira Knightley and James Righton? Knightley announced her engagement to the Klaxons band member over the weekend, and wore this ensemble out to dinner with him on Wednesday evening. Don’t they look cute together? Makes you want to barf. But enough about true love, let’s take a look at her fabulous outfit.
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I would GREATLY appreciate some help in finding maxi dresses that don’t make someone 5’1″ look pregnant. I always love how they look on everyone, and the few I’ve tried on are the most comfortable things on Earth, however, they always end up making me look short and fat, and often like I’m about to make an announcement that I’m expecting. I know that short women CAN pull this look off, but I don’t know where to even start. Any advice on how to make this look work would make me one happy girl as the summer gets underway! — Gina
As a fellow shortie, I feel your pain, It’s so hard finding maxi dresses that don’t either dwarf us, or make us look like tiny little expectant ladies. So I have a couple of tips and options for you, after the jump! Keep reading »
The product description for this ModCloth maxi dress begins as follows: “‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it,’ the great Michelangelo once said. Certainly, he wasn’t talking about this dress…” Luckily for us, our Man Panel certainly is talking about this dress — read on for their always candid, often hilarious, and sometimes poetic opinions… Keep reading »