Monday, June 2, 2008

Taking it to the Max!

This season the maxi dress is the perfect piece to add to your summer wardrobe. These fabulous, free-flowing frocks can create long & lean silhouettes, which I’m sure many BGs can appreciate. Who doesn’t want to look chic and elongated?

These popular, Grecian-like styles can be worn on cool days at the beach; or if paired with the right accessories can even be worn for a fun summer night out on the town!

I haven’t actually bought one of these dresses yet, but I know that I’ll eventually get one before the summer is over.

Will you wear a maxi dress this season?

Check out some of these styles:


Cotton Jersey Maxi Dress available at www.victoriassecret.com for $65


Floral Kaleidoscope Silk Dress by Hale Bob available at www.edressme.com for $305


Oasis Kenya Maxi Dress available at www.asos.com for $130.86


Day Berger Et Mikkelsen Mosaic Maxi Dress available at www.netaporter.com for $308


Abstract Print Pocketed Maxi Dress available at www.bebe.com for $90.99


French Connection Radical Rays Beach available at www.asos.com for $87.24


Armani Exchange Dip-Dyed Maxi Dress available at www.armaniexchange.com for $98


Chaudry Black & White Maxi Dress available at www.edressme.com for $120


Women's Printed Maxi Tube Dress available at www.oldnavy.com for $19.99


Custo Barcelona Maxi Dress available at www.custobarcelona.com for $275

31 comments:

Product Junkie Diva said...

Very cute, I don't own one but clearly I need to get one ASAP. :-)
The first one is my favorite.
Thanks
Product Junkie Diva

Virtuous Blue said...

I'm with the both of you. One of these definitely need to be added to my wardrobe ASAP. I'm particularly feeling that Oasis Kenya Maxi Dress...now if I could just get someone to donate to the cause lol.

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K-Bear said...

BGG, I've been spotting these dresses all over town and it's pissing me off. At 5'2" it's not possible for me to pull these look off but I sure want to. Maybe I'll get a couple inexpensive ones to wear around the house for my sweetheart. He's clueless when it comes to fashion...thank goodness. I'll be on the lookout for some inexpensive look-a-likes!

T said...

I've never heard the term maxi dress before, but I like it and yes, I want one. The thing is, retailers act like it's SO much more fabric and som the prices are outrageous even for the cheap quality ones. I can't pay hundreds of dollars for 1 dress for 1 season, so I'm on my search for a super cheap chic one.

Wish me luck!

Wes said...

oooooh I love that orange one at the top... I bought one of these dresses last summer and I absolutely love it, it's extremely cozy and comfy

Divine Blackness said...

I love Maxi dresses! Comfortable and stylish...I only own one but the summer has juuust started. Happy Monday, sis! Hope you're off to a great week.

Nerd Girl said...

Love them! I only have one, but am loving the ones from Victorias Secret and Oasis - I'll definitely take a closer look at both of those. Thanks much!

mimieyes said...

Great finds. I love all the patterns. My favorite is Oasis Kenya and Custo Barcelona.
Thanks!

antithesis said...

as usual, i liked all of you picks. if i got a maxi dress, i would look like a 6-year-old playing dress up! i lived vicariously through my atlanta friends, though. at least i got to help pick them out for others. my DC friends are just as short as me.

Kwana said...

I've been considering one for a while. Now I really want one!

D'lee Trecia said...

these are nice... but the question is do they have any for short girls like me, without dragging on the floor?

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

dnt knw why but would have suspected grecian, or the agean styled dress would have been shorter

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i LOOOOOOOOOOOVE maxis! they make me feel super comfortable yet still feminine. FAB-U-LOUS!!!

Miss Mika said...

In absolute LOVE with that orange Maxi dress. Gotta love Victoria's Secrets!

*going to their website right now*

What would you like my name to be? said...

Love these dresses! Actually, I just bought one today! Very nice post, girlfriend. :)

12kyle said...

the first one would look good on the wife.

SolShine7 said...

I don't think this style would work for me.

-::brown sugar::- said...

these are gorgeous! would these look good on any body type?

Ashley-Nicole said...

great selection BGG!, Are these dresses suitable for women who are below 5'5, I'm a fan of long dresses but have been told that it makes my 4'11 frame look even smaller. The Chaudry Black & White Maxi Dress and the Women's Printed Maxi Tube Dress are my fave.

that guy said...

nice post but i prefer that my lady keep her dresses short

Eb the Celeb said...

why is my taste so expensive... i like the last one the best

Ananda said...

i love the french connection dress.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Ashley-Nicole, Solshine & Brown Sugar - Give it a try! You never know, you just might like them. I've seen shorter women in them and they looked just fine. :-)

kbl said...

BGG, you are on it!!! I bought a few MAXI'S this weekend..I love them and they even make you look slimmer.
Ladies, I am pretty short too but I wear high heel sandals and I look great!!!

PBW said...

I probably won't get one. I'm scared it will look more like a mu-mu on me. But I love the photos!

kitty vodka said...

beautiful dresses! these are great to wear to an outdoor bbq.

Calming Corners said...

Yes I will wear a Maxi Dress this season, these are too cute.

Miss B said...

I want a maxi dress. I saw a cute one at Target last week. $24.99!!!

There is also a super cute one at Banana Republic. I work there part time and by the time I noticed it, we were down to 2. LOL

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@ Miss B - Really at BN?? I haven't seen any here in Midtown. I bet they were really cute. I wonder if they have them online.

Afrodite said...

I tried on a maxi dress last night at Target and I loved how flowy it was but it wasn't cut right and I felt like saggy-titty Margaret. Oh, well...back to the drawing board.

I'm determined to get a maxi dress before summer is up

Anonymous said...

I LOVE long dresses! my faves are the orange Victoria's Secret and the Oasis Kenya Maxi Dress!