Casual and cool in a floral green maxi dress; OOTD

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:

  1. Give your legs a break from shaving
  2. 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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12 comments

  1. I love this dress. The color is great and I love that it can be a summer dress or throw a jacket on it and it can last through fall. Looks great on you! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Jenn! This green floral maxi dress is definitely versatile. I know a few of my teacher friends have it and love it for teaching in the summer.

  2. Alright, you may have just changed my life. I’m seven months pregnant now, in Texas, and keep avoiding wearing dresses even though I want to because my bigger-than-usual and sweatier-than-usual thighs keep rubbing together so bad. I didn’t really want to use a cream, but Bandelettes (which I’d never heard of before) seem like a great option.

    I totally agree on fit – it makes it breaks an outfit. And aside from how it looks, you are never going to feel as good in something that doesn’t feel like it fits well. There’s nothing that inspires self loathing as fast as fabric punching or scratching or gapping where it shouldn’t- even though the problem is the garment not the wearer!

    1. Yes! Definitely try Bandelettes. I like their unisex one better than the lace personally. The lace ones wear out a bit quicker and the frayed fabric can get struck together when you walk.

  3. I love the colors in this floral print and the jean jacket you paired with the dress. This is such a great look for summer! 🙂
    Cheers, Sarah Camille // SCsScoop.com

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