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Trend Alert: Maxi Dresses and Skirts

Okay, so I’m a little behind on announcing maxi dresses and skirts as being a trend. They have been pretty popular for at least a couple of years now. But just like the Aztec trend, until just recently I was totally not on board with maxi anything.

I always found maxi dresses to be unflattering to people with curves and shorter girls. I especially had trouble when it was a short and curvy girl, which is me. Then I realized that I was going for the wrong shape and print.

Personally, I don’t like maxi dresses that have a “bubble” of extra fabric around the waist or bust and I don’t like ones with horizontal stripes as I think they make me look wider. (But that doesn’t mean some of you can’t pull off horizontal stripes.)

After some more investigating, I finally bought my first maxi skirt and I’m in love with it! It’s a nice jersey-type material that makes me feel like I’m wearing sweatpants to the office. Plus, I got it in the chevron print, which is a bonus because I love chevron!

Anyhow, I’ll be making a day trip to a nearby city this weekend and I’ll have my eyes open to pick out either another maxi skirt, or a maxi dress while I’m there.

I’m on a pretty strict budget these days, so I want to find one that cute, comfortable, and fairly inexpensive. It also needs to be versatile so I can mix and match it with several shirts and/or jackets to get more use out of it.

I’ve done a little online browsing in the meantime and here are some that I like:

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Left, Center, Right

These are all the skirts I like and most of them come in different color schemes or patterns. As you can see, I like all of them in chevron. 🙂

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Left, Right

I really like the top of the right dress as it appears to give a little more coverage, which would more appropriate for an office. I’d still have to wear a jacket with all of these dresses though to cover up my shoulders and arms. The right one also has a fun little detail with the uneven bottom hemline.

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Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Right

All of these dresses come from one of my favorite stores, Maurices. I love almost all of the clothes from there.

The bottom right dress might have the “bubble” problem I mentioned earlier, so I’d have to try it on to find out for sure. The top left dress looks like it would definitely have that problem, but if you don’t mind that extra material it looks like a cute option.

The top right and bottom left dresses have chiffon skirts which is a fun touch and will be great for summer when it gets super hot outside. You just have to avoid wearing them on windy days so the material doesn’t fly up.

Have you ever tried maxi skirts or dresses? Do you like them?

About the author

Kayla

Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.

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Kate @ Money Propeller - April 10, 2015

I love all that maxi skirts! I have 3 maxi skirts and I totally love it.

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    Kayla - April 11, 2015

    I’m loving mine too. Can’t wait to look for another one!

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