Summer and dresses go hand in hand. Dresses not only feel feminine, but they also allow for an easy, breezy, yet polished look. In the hot and humid South, sometimes a dress is the only thing to keep you cool, calm and collected.
Dresses are great for a casual weekend look, for work or meetings, for church or Temple, or even for a special occasion like a wedding or baby shower. Basically, a dress is that one-and-done item that makes you feel confident and appropriately dressed for the occasion.
Over the years, it’s easy to curate a collection of dresses that you love, but that also makes it harder to part with ones that with time look well-loved or become dated. If it’s time to part with the outdated looks, that means it’s time for the fun part: shopping for new options. When you’re ready to add some new looks to your wardrobe, here’s my list of the top three styles to keep your dress game on point.
Maxi dresses have a tendency to come in and out of style. And while maxi dresses are back in style, the jersey maxi dresses that so many of us wore years ago are dated. These maxis can be identified by their jersey material, an often empire waist, spaghetti straps, and many times an elastic waistband. If you have one or more of these lingering in your closet, it’s time to say goodbye, and hello to this fresh maxi-style dress!
The new maxi dress is more bohemian but can work for most personal styles. We are seeing many with lovely tiered skirts and peasant or ruffled sleeves. The waist is still cinched, but it’s more often at the natural waist as opposed to an empire waist. These new maxis often have lace and other feminine details that can allow them to easily go from day to night. If you are more petite, it’s best to avoid this dress trend altogether, or at least rock a pair of 3-inch-plus block heel sandals with your maxi. Lastly, most of these maxis are more ankle-length than floor-grazing.