The maxi dress is our friend. The descriptor “columnar” is always a good thing. One long, unbroken line from shoulder to toes can do wonders. This is also why the midi-length dress can be a disaster. It cuts us off at the calf just like those capri pants do.
Just choose your maxi dress friend carefully; some of them are actually frenemies determined to trick everyone into thinking that you left the house in your nightgown for morning carpool and then forgot to get dressed for real. There is also a proclivity for designers to use horizontal stripes on these, which is kind of the definition of “at cross purposes.”
- T by Alexander Wang taupe dress – Punch this up with bold accessories to avoid looking like the Empress who wore no clothes.
- Wyatt butterfly sleeve black dress
- J Jill green dress
- Vintage ’70s piped dress – One of a kind. The description says the chest measures 27″. Is that across or around?! Neither one makes sense.
- Topshop pink slingback slippers – The tuxedo slipper influence. These are perfection with a maxi.
- Warehouse t-shirt dress