I’m not referring to my pup, Maxie…but my new summer clothing obsession…the Maxi Dress! You can find them at Target, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Bloomingdales and just about any clothing store. Now is a great time to find them, on sale!
In the 1940s, stylish socialites and the hottest Hollywood starlets wore brightly colored dresses with long, full-tiered skirts. Designers drew inspiration for these so-called patio, or squaw, dresses from traditional Native American and Southwestern designs. Though the patio dress soon fell out of fashion, this ankle-grazing dress style was revived during the 1960s when women from all walks of life embraced the colorful, free-flowing maxi dress. Unfortunately, by the late ’70s, these long, billowing dresses had once again been relegated to the clearance racks.
After the sky-high hemlines of the early 21st century, the maxi dress gained a whole new generation of fans, as women everywhere sought out a comfortable, low-key alternative to the mini-skirts and impossibly short shorts of the period. However, the maxi dress is no longer the voluminous mound of polyester it was in the 1970s. Today’s designers rely on cotton and other fine fabrics, which keep the wearer feeling cool and breezy, even on the hottest summer days. Modern maxi dresses also offer a much more flattering fit, with plenty of styles to accentuate any figure.
Source: How Stuff Works
I have been actively searching for this dress and shall consider myself extremely happy when I find it, or one very similar.
With a cardigan. Another staple of mine!
My absolute favorite…the Maxi Dress with a Denim Jacket!
Speaking of a maxi dress with a denim jacket… I wore this ensemble last week at the Adele concert, which could have been called, “A Conversation with Adele”. Great concert though, but she was a bit, shall we say, chatty!
I love to wear flip-flops with my maxi dress or wedge sandals.
Song of the Day: You Don’t Want Me Anymore, by Steel Breeze.
Don’t know where to go
Don’t know what I’m gonna do, whoa
Uninvited, I’m knockin’ at your door
Have I’ve the right to call on you, whoa
While I spent the better part of last Thursday evening tweaking this blog and finding more pictures of maxi dresses I love, I did contemplate skipping the scheduling of this blog (yes, I schedule them, as I don’t tend to rise at 6AM on Fridays). With yet another terrorist attack in Paris, I thought this may not be the most timely post. So this post which was supposed to be posted last Friday, is getting a Monday post instead.
My new favorite movie: Life of Pets. If you are a pet owner, it’s a must-see. Which, they are no doubt, counting on. Fabulous movie! A couple on the way out of the movie said to me and the kids, “we are heading to the shelter”. 🙂 I sure hope that was true!