I have been living in maxi dresses this summer. Ever since discovering the effectiveness of BodyGlide and Bandelettes , I can enjoy the summer sun sans leggings. In addition to last week’s striped ruffle maxi dress, I also added a floral green maxi dress to my closet. What is one more maxi dress, afterall? For a review favorite anti chafing products, see Prevent Chub Rub, a product review.
Casual and cool in a floral green maxi dress
Though the dress may be hyper feminine, the Paxuan Chunky Statement Necklace is edgy. You can get it for $20 on Amazon. The gold is a bit cheap looking and feeling, but when all of your clothes are muted hues and neutrals, you need something to spice it up. A great bold Aztec statement necklace adds a bit of edge to this soft outfit.
Maxi dresses are great for two reasons:
- Give your legs a break from shaving
- Makes you look like you tried even when you are lazy
During the dog days of summer, it feels like it is so hard to want to dress up and look pretty when you know you will spend all day sweating. Most days I don’t even wear makeup, just take a look at my Instagram stories. This green maxi dress indulges the glutton in me. It allows me to stay lazy and get out of the house within 10 minutes.
Fit and floral print
I knew when I bought this floral print green maxi dress that a certain significant other would not be too happy. First, he hates maxi dresses because he thinks they look like moomoos. Second, he hates floral print because it reminds him of his grandmothers kitchen table in Vietnam. I can totally see where he is coming from. The floral print on this green maxi is a bit large and has a matronly effect.
Fit is a huge game changer in an outfit. How a garment fits can take a grandma style look and make it stylish. In no way do I expect anyone to put fit above all else in the journey to style. In fact, I recently got into a discussion with a fellow blogger over how fit plays into the journey of self acceptance. Personally, I feel that how a garment fits is similar to dressing in “flattering” shapes. SCREW FLATTERING. In the case of this dress I appreciate the close fit in the bust. If it were a tent dress, I for sure would look like Jay’s grandma’s kitchen table.
To create a cute date look, throw a denim jacket over your floral green maxi dress to stay warm during the chilly nights. This Forever21 denim jacket is EASILY becoming my favorite piece in my wardrobe, just after my denim overalls. Now that plus size style is really starting to evolve and become trendier and affordable, there’s no excuse not to experiment.
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