Tuesday, June 07, 2011

maxi dresses



Yea or nay?

I can't decide. I want to like them, but I kind of feel like I am wearing a tent. But they seem so cute and effortless. What do you think, would you wear one?

p.s. I can't thank you enough for your weaning wisdom. You are all so wonderful! You gave me lots of things to think about and to try. I will let you know how it goes, but for now we are having good success with watered down whole milk.

p.p.s. I am still nursing at night. And maybe sometimes during the day, too. :)

21 comments:

  1. I love them. I currently have one that I wear to the pool, and I am waiting for a pattern to come out (in July, I think) so I can make some more. Let's see a full length shot!

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  2. I love maxi dresses so much. They are so EASY. And comfortable. They're like pajamas that are trendy and totally acceptable to wear in public.

    Kayla
    Freckles in April

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  3. But what about the length? I am about the same height as you, and I feel like everything is too long. I don't have any (yet) because I feel like they would drag on the floor. (I guess I could always hem them... but that would require pulling out the sewing machine... and I'm not so sure about that....)

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  4. Kate, this one is from Old Navy and totally drags on the floor. It will require hemming, but I am willing.

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  5. LOVE! This is my third summer in AZ and I am planning on wearing them as often as possible. They are cooler than shorts (and if I don't get around to shaving my legs no one has to know). I have had to hem each of mine too. But well it has been well worth the effort.

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  6. I think they look great on everyone else, but I haven't tried one on for myself yet. I always hop on the fashion band wagon late. I bet they look cute on you!

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  7. Yea for Maxi dresses! BUT you do have to find the right one, because like you said, they can be like a tent. Keep your eyes out for those that have a nice silhouette and don't have too much extra fabric around. I'm loving that I can wear my maxi dresses while I'm pregnant too. Super comfy!

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  8. Cute. Fun seeing you out and about today for a minute. I saw the cute maxi dresses there too, maybe I'll snag one another day.

    I tried the watered down whole milk today after talking to you on Sunday. She totally spit it out but she will eventually like it.

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  9. i think i've seen one that has sleeves, that's my issue with them. they are super cute, but most often sleeveless (tube top-tops) or spaghetti straps. so they require more layers, which i capital H hate in summer time. does yours have sleeves?

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  10. Les, the sleeve issue is big for me, too. Mine does not have sleeves, it has straps and a straight top. So i still have to wear a tee under it. But at least it is not plungey. I don't like plungey.

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  11. I say nay. I didn't like them in the seventies and don't care for them now - especially in the flimsy polyester fabric most seem to be made from. Besides, you have too cute of a shape to hide! Mom

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  12. I couldn't do the maxi dress, but am liking my maxi skirt.

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  13. i say yes, but i have a weird body and the maxi dress really gives me a lot of leeway in the mid-section department.

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  14. I like maxi dresses, except they seem to always be sleeveless and too long (on me). Good luck with it! I'd like to find something cool and comfortable, like a maxi dress for the summer.

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  15. I love them and two summers ago, they were all that I wore. Literally. For the whole summer.

    And then in the fall none of my other clothes fit, because I really let myself go because I had no waistband telling me to reign it in!

    But I still love them :)

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  16. love love love them, but if you feel too tentish, i say put a belt around the waist. done!

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  17. Definitely yay. You're right, they are effortless. I consider them my summer equivalent of jeans and a t-shirt.
    Slip on some pretty sandals and maybe some accessories and you've got something you can wear out to dinner.

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  18. Is that what they're called?! :) I own 3, but am fashion retarded, and didn't know they were called maxi dresses! I love them. I wear a down east basic cap sleeve shirt with them and call it good. I of course still have to try on quite a few to find one that looks good on me (non tent like), but I'm tall, so I haven't had to hem one so far. I've recently gotten 2 more from Kohls- they had quite a few cute ones. I love that I can wear them anywhere- out and about running errands with kids, out on a date with my husband,to church... depending on the shoes you wear and your accessories, it can totally work. I haven't found one yet, but I've also seen girls put on a summer cardigan (I think that's what they're called?) with them when wearing them to church, and that really seemed to complete the look. Fun!

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  19. I kind of feel like you have to be tall and skinny to pull it off. I'd rather wear a skirt.

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  20. Amen to exactly what Leslie said. I love maxi dresses but I hate layering in the summer and I have yet to find a maxi dress with sleeves that I like and that fits.

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