Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Marvelous Maxi Dress

The maxi dress is huge this summer. When I wear mine there is just something about it that makes me feel polished and sophisticated. It's cool, comfortable and easy to wear. Who knew that an impulse purchase from Walmart could be so much fun? Yes, I said Walmart.

 I tend to wear wedges and heels; however, I decided  my simple black maxi begged for some beautiful bedazzled sandals. They are fun to wear and turned out to be a smart purchase.

The maxi dress set it's roots down in the 1960's. Oscar de la Renta  made this iconic fashion statement legendary with the movie Dr. Zhivago. The Age of Aquarius, the Summer of Love, hippies and fashionistas - everyone embraced the flowing silhouette.

Grace Kelly is my idol! She is still the epitome of timeless style!

Sadly, the power suit and over sized shoulder pads of the 1980's  gave the maxi dress the boot and it disappeared. But it has made its come back and now it is stronger then ever. Just pick your favorite store and they will have the marvelous maxi dress on display.

New York & Company side-slit maxi

Lilly Pulitzer

Ann Taylor - Goddess Dress

Summertime is the perfect time to experiment with adding playfulness to your wardrobe.  Be daring add a beautiful bold color, perhaps a lovely fabric that feels nice next to bare skin or a fun style like the maxi. But most of all remember to have fun!

 Dress - Walmart
Sandals - DSW
Shrug - Target

       Be Well,  Laurie

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