I bought a maxi dress yesterday, from New Look (UP $59.90, 20% off with Jay Gee card, so I paid about $47). Been seeing a lot of people wearing this maxi jersey dress look layered with tees and tanks, so I decided to try it out. I tried on one at Topshop on Friday, but that was kind of too skinny and short on me, barely skimming my ankles.
The trick to wearing these maxi dresses, I think is to make sure it ends covering your ankles... it doesn't have to be floor sweeping because
#1 that would be gross and dirty,
#2 you run into all kinds of risk of getting your dress caught in the lift or escalators (I have witnessed it before to a poor girl)
and #3 you do want your feet popping out, otherwise you would look like a footless mushroom --- not a good look.
Also, when wearing maxi dresses, please, resist the urge to hike it way up to your knees when you are climbing up stairs or navigating the roads... that's just not cool. Just pull it up a tiny bit will do. I think it is a lot cooler to pair maxi dresses with sandals or wedges for extra height.
Here is an example of what I had in mind when I bought the dress, I paired with my sheer Alexander Wang white tee, and also New Look sandals.
I have to say that despite the horizontal stripes, this dress didn't make me look like I am 5 metres wide, especially around my hips. I didn't try it on in the fitting room, cos I just threw it on over my tee and pants in the store, and if it fitted me then, it should be even better when I wear on its own. I also got this dress in two sizes bigger than what I normally get, so that it is not super skin tight.
I am always buying random clothes and stuff, but don't always show them here, maybe I don't want to be reminded of how much I spent on shopping...LOL but once in a while if I get something different from what I usually get, I will 'feature' them!
Let me know if you have any more ideas on what to pair with this maxi dress! Thanks for looking!