Trend: Maxi Dresses for Day and Night

Thursday, June 26, 2008

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Mossimo Maxi Dress
Mossimo Maxi Dress

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The maxi dress is back in action, and its everywhere! From celebrities to the web, you can bet you will see someone sporting the maxi dress with some sass. There is big debate about what is better, the maxi or the mini, but I’m staying out of it!All I can say is why not both? They both look phenomenal and they should both be in your closet. Aren’t you supposed to diversify your wardrobe anyway? Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the maxi dress.

I love the way it looks so dreamy and elegant, but it can be worn during the day and look stunning. I recently wore mine out shopping with some flip-flops and I felt like I was on vacation. Every time I see, or wear, a maxi dress my thoughts go drifting into fantasies of beautiful beach breezes and joyful walks along the beach on vacation. Or I envision myself having a margarita in Mexico. Additionally, I like the fact I can get a breeze by wearing the dress, but I don’t have to risk showing my parts, especially when it literally gets too breezy. Sorry Britney, the maxi dress wasn’t made for you!

ingwa; melero Fina Maxi Dress
ingwa; melero "Fina" Maxi Dress

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The maxi dress doesn’t just look good on tall women; it actually makes all ladies look tall and lean. Plus, if you need some extra height, you can always wear some wedges to keep it comfortable. I wear mine with flip-flops, but I have seen them worn with some hot wedges or some cute thong heels to liven it up. There something so sexy about seeing a female in a maxi dress-- it looks so mature, yet so flirty. It makes younger women look older, but with a youthful spirit. As covered up as it can be, it is very sexy and comfortable. I guess there is truth in the saying, “less is more.”

I found some great maxi dresses for you. I will only feature a few: a couple you can wear to lunch and one you may just want to grab a cocktail in, because you don’t want to go unseen.

I found a simple maxi dress from Target, and it’s the yellow that grabbed my eye. The dress has an empire waist and will look adorable on everyone, and for $22.99 how you could you go wrong? The color will really accentuate a summer tan, and the simplicity will go a long way, keeping it easy to accessorize.

Bebe Tribal Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress
Bebe Tiered Maxi Dress

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On I found an amazingly stunning maxi dress in black. This dress is drop-dead gorgeous. It has a cut-out which really makes it sexy and easily worn out at night, but can be toned down for the daytime. I love the way the leather surrounds the cut-out and makes it look extra-glitzy. This is a stunner and should be worn with a caution tag-- I just love it!

Lastly, I would like to feature a dress that’s just plain lovely. It can be worn during the day or night. In comparison to the other dresses featured it fits right in the middle. It needs some accessories to brighten it up, but the colors are what make it so flattering. The earth tones are elegant and really do a lot of people justice. The solid bodice makes it look really flattering on an athletic body, and creates an extra needed curve.

The maxi dress may not be accepted by everyone yet, but give it some time and people will come to understand the gracefulness of the maxi dress. In the meantime, keep your eyes out for one that flatters your body, with comfort in mind. Now imagine that you’re on a tropical getaway and just remember with the right maxi dress you may never have to leave your town to feel the ocean breeze.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.