Celebrate femininity with cool and comfy maxi dresses that are perfect for the summer season. A maxi dress is characterized by its long length that covers the legs with loose and flowing fabrics and is form fitting at the top. The dress usually ends at the ankles or at floor length. These dresses exude femininity and freshness that can flatter all body types. The pencil cut skirt, shift dress and cropped pants may have dominated the fashion runways for spring and summer 2013 but these girly maxis continue to be popular options for women during the said seasons.
The maxi dress can be considered as a staple in women’s closets during warm seasons. They are versatile enough to be worn on the beach, at the mall or for casual parties. Some designs are even fit for cocktails or formal wear. For summer 2013, maxi looks take their cue from the runway trends with their prints, patterns, and hues. Maxi dresses in color block, stripes or geometric prints, floral, tribal, lace, cut out and even some sheer silhouettes can be found in designer shops and worn by stylish women.
A mix of light and bright colors, and prints in your maxis are great for the season. Top Shop’s Leaf Split Hem Maxi, Solarized Print Maxi, and Oasis’ floral border are great beach wear options. Other designs are more fitted for parties and events like the scarf print gown from Mango which combines a solid color and bold prints and the Stripe Maxi dress from oasis with its monochrome chevron print across the body. Women who would like to show off some skin and womanly curves even in their maxis can opt for designs with slits like the black turtleneck maxi with side split from River Island or cut-outs and sheer lace like those from Miss Selfridge.
One can never get enough of the maxi designs that can flaunt a woman’s assets and hide their flaws without much effort. And with the wide range of options available, women of different ages and body types will definitely find more than one maxi to match their needs. Simply pair these dresses with sandals, open toe pumps, heels or wedges and you’re good to go.