Is there anything more useful in the summer than a cotton maxi dress? Their chameleon properties make them invaluable in my wardrobe. They hide a multitude of sins, are quick to pop on and dress up or down. I love to travel with a few because they’re so versatile.
I wore this black maxi dress last week to celebrate my sister-in-law and brother’s anniversary. Mr. AWSL and I had never eaten at this restaurant so had no clue of the dress code. In this part of the island, casual and uber casual is appropriate for almost every occasion. But since it was a celebration, I wanted to step it up a notch and a maxi dress was perfect.
It always cools off in the evenings so I topped it with a white denim jacket, added a straw bag and my Clarks wedges- similar. My sister-in-law got the white denim jacket memo;)
The restaurant looks like a log cabin in the mountains, both inside and out. It has tons of atmosphere and a great menu. We had Maine lobster with drawn butter and veggies. Yum, I haven’t had that for years.
My sister-in-law wore an adorable jumpsuit which had me wondering when I was going to try one.
I seldom close my denim jacket because they’re usually boxy. This one has a little shaping to slim the torso which looks more feminine to me.
I love maxi’s because I don’t have to worry if I’ve shaved my legs, been using my self-tanner, or worry about a slip because I buy maxi’s that are opaque.
My dress is available in regular and petite in black or a sunny yellow. I’m wearing a regular. The top resembles a tee and the flounces give it some extra swish at the bottom, which I love.
Many petite women avoid maxi’s because they think it makes them look shorter. I find the long line lengthens my silhouette, much like wearing a column of color.
Do you wear maxis?
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