Saturday, July 31, 2010

copy cat maxi dress

business in the back

party in the front
"security blanket" black sleeveless jacket

after reading in professorial fashion's interesting discussion on maxi dresses  i decided to pull my extra long black maxi dress that i had NOT worn before (thank you d-med and a-dubs).  my first reaction to the maxi dress trend was "did not we just go through this?"  but after getting over that first feeling, i decided to buy one.  in fact this purchase was directly inspired by Fashion Cloud's May post.  Thanks Fashion Cloud!  i'm sure it is very time consuming to do all that research on trends.
see great tips on how to wear a black maxi dress here.
did i mention i never wore this dress before?  well, apparently i did not even try it before buying.  it has a huge cleavage, so i had to cover up with my "security blanket" jacket.  and also this dress is super long.  i like the look but i can't walk without stepping on it.  so next time i wear it, i'll style it with a belt to pull it up a bit.  i thought the dress looked nice with black sandals and my wedge booties both.  sorry i don't have a good picture with a full length shot.  my photographer is only 5 and she tends to tilt and cut parts of my body off.

ross black maxi, ross black sleeveless jacket, chinese laundry sandals, urban outfitters wedge bootie,  no brand black ring, XXI black bracelet.


  1. oh i love the maxi dress on you! i've got one from h&m that i got weeks ago and still haven't worn because it' soooo see through! must sort something out and just wear it! maybe i just need to wait for an evening when it'll be too dark to show off my knickers! ahh. thanks so much for your recent comment! it was so lovely and encouraging! xx

  2. This is a great post Maya. I went to all the links. It was very helpful.

  3. Wow. That is a fabulous maxi dress. It almost looks like a gown (though I'm assuming it's a cotton jersey?). And I like it with the security blanket--it's very bohemian chic but with a nice polish from the wedges or boots.

    And your photographer is doing a great job!

  4. Thanks for this great post! And I love all the links you provided.

    Also, that dress is fabulously, extravagantly long.

  5. D-Med, i was going to say yes, it's cotton but went to look and the tag of my black maxi says it's 100% rayon. that's how little i know about fabrics. it feels like cotton jersey to me. has very soft and almost cuddly feeling to it.



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