Purposeful Style: Maxi Dresses Are a Summer Staple

Worn by stylish celebrities back in the 1940s and women from all walks of life in the 1960s, the maxi dress has gained an all-new generation of fans since the early 21st century, as women everywhere sought out for a comfortable, low-maintenance alternative to the mini-skirts and short shorts. However, the maxi dress is no longer the voluminous piece of polyester it used to be back in the 1970s. Today’s designers rely on cotton and other fine materials to provide a cool and breezy feeling during the hottest sunny days.


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Every year this classic floor-length dress reemerges in new, luxe prints and trendy patterns. Whether you have a casual outing with friends, beach party or a date night, you can find stylish ladies maxi dresses for every summer occasion. What’s more, the dress’ flattering fit will make you feel fabulous at any age! Here are some of the main reasons why these pieces are a summer staple here to stay.

They’re Comfy

Ladies maxi dresses made of natural fabrics like cotton or rayon are can keep you comfortable and confident all day. These fabrics are light and breathable, with an ultra-soft and luxurious feel on your skin. Combined with the airy and flowing fit this type of dress has, you can rest assured you’ll stay cool regardless of how hot the weather is.

You might also go for crinkle jersey cotton because it’s such an easy-to-care-for material and has an attractive texture. While the pressure from sitting may temporarily reduce the crinkles, the fabric will return to its initial shape once washed. And best of all – you don’t even have to think about breaking out the iron. Pull it on over your head, slip on some cute flats or walking sneakers to give your feet a break and you’re good to go.


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They’re Feminine and Flattering

There are many different styles of maxi dresses for women, but they’re not meant to cover your figure as bag-like dresses do. You’ll feel comfy and confident because the dress helps to hide some areas some women don’t want to be seen, but you’ll still look feminine due to its flattering shape.

These kinds of dresses range from tropical floral prints and simple cuts and long-sleeve models with unusual pretty patterns cut in a relaxed flattering shape to simple, one colour dress with dropping folds. Due to the wide range of options, these long dresses can look beautiful on many different body types. Some of them gently flare from the waist so they can highlight your curves while covering any trouble parts. Dresses with a scoop and v-neck are also flattering, bringing all the attention vertically rather than horizontally.

You can add a high belt to accentuate your waist and lengthen your legs and increase the feminine factor by putting some of your favourite accessories like silver bangles or a delicate pendant. Finish off the look with gladiator sandals and a gorgeous bag and you’ll be dressed to impress.

They’re Versatile

Unlike jeans, you can wear ladies maxi dresses at work, a wedding, night out, or even to a pet store – they’re are that versatile. They’re like a black canvas – adding a cropped blazer can take you from the beach to a movie date. Or, you can swap your flip-flops for a pair of classy wedges or heels and you’ll completely change up your look. Some women enjoy wearing maxi dresses throughout the pregnancy. Because it’s actually hard to find outfits that look pulled together when you’re in the third trimester, a maxi dress will accommodate your growing bump while keeping you stylish and comfy.


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You Don’t Have to Worry About Matching

Some mornings, you just might not be in a mood for putting together an outfit, especially when you realise that your favourite pants are in the wash. And if you’re one of those that easily lose track of time and run late occasionally, then maxi dresses can be real lifesavers. Most maxi dresses look great with basic black or brown accessories, so you can put it on without worrying about clashing.

They Put Your Legs “Out of Office”

A big reason we love women maxi dresses so much is the fact that they literally put your legs out of sight. In case you didn’t have enough time in the shower or you incidentally messed up with your tanner, you won’t have to explain to everyone or deal with awkward glances if you simply wear a maxi dress. Hiding anything south of your knees that you don’t want to be seen, a maxi dress is there for you when a mini skirt fails.


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They’re Classic

As much as we love a good trend, maxi dresses aren’t going out of style. They are a powerful classic piece of clothing because of all the above-mentioned characteristics. A solid-colour maxi in a classic shape will be your loyal companion for many running errands. You’ll just need to add an accessory or two to keep your look up-to-date.