Friday, April 27, 2012

Weekly Wishlist: Printed Maxi Dresses

Like a lot of women, I've always been intimidated by maxi dresses. Most of the ones I've tried on look just awful on me. I'm pear shaped, so it's hard to find a dress that is big enough to be flowy at the bottom, but still fitted enough at the top that I'm not going to flash anyone.

A few weeks ago I tried on a really simple black maxi dress at Old Navy. I loved it, but I didn't buy it because it was boring and predictable. I want to be a little more bold in my maxi dress choice. Here are a few printed maxi dresses I'd like to try on.

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Chiffon Tiered Maxi Dress: $39.94 at Old Navy

I love the colors and prints in this dress. I usually shy away from orange, but if you're going to go bold why not go all the way? The neckline would be sexy and breezy for the weekend, but I could easily layer a cami under the dress and a cardigan over it to wear it to work. Available in sizes XS-XXL

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Purple Challis Maxi Dress: $29.99 at
I love, love, love this print. It's almost like a tye-dye, but also like a giant polka dot. This dress would kill two birds with one stone because I've also been looking to add another purple dress to my closet.Available in sizes XS-XXL.

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Floral Maxi Dress: $49.95 from H&M (not for sale online)
This dress is beautiful in photos, but I haven't seen it in store yet. I love the ruffle at the neckline, plus teal and gray is one of my favorite color combinations. Available in sizes 2-14. 

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 Mossimo Gray Striped Maxi Dress: $18 at
This dress is a good under $20 option. Grey is my favorite neutral for spring and summer. It would be really easy to brighten this dress up with a colorful cardigan, a statement necklace, some strappy sandals or a neon belt. Available in sizes XS- XXL.


  1. Do it! Go for it! I love all of those options, but I think the orange one from Old Navy is my favorite for you!

  2. I LOVE the floral maxi from HM, I gasped when I saw it! (You are making me wish even more when had hm up here!)
    I'm with you, I love maxi dresses, but I am so short, the fit can be really off on most of them. (Old navy does a decent job with fit though.)

  3. Maxis are so much fun. I love the floral H&M one, especially!


  4. these all look like really great choices, I hope you find one you love!
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. Love that old navy dress, is so romantic

  6. The black one from old navy sounded great because you can change it up with different colored camis and add more color with big bangles or a long necklace.

    But you probably already decided by now! ha ha new follower.


Thanks for reading. I would love to hear your thoughts!