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Maxi Dress

Maison Scotch Maxi Dress; Capwell + Co Necklace; Foley & Corinna Bag; JCrew Bangles (here and here); Topshop Shoes (similar here and here)

I have to say that I love putting on a maxi dress.  They are basically like one piece wonders; put on one item and bam outfit complete.  A good maxi dress is also super comfortable and incredibly flattering.  While I love wearing dresses, I’m always nervous that with a good gust of wind I’ll end up with a Marilyn Monroe on the subway grate moment – it’s a personal paranoia.  With maxi dresses, that’s really never a problem, it would take hurricane force winds to put me in that kind of situation in this dress.  In fact, I ended up twirling for good measure, because who doesn’t love watching their dress float while they twirl!  The only real issue I have with dresses like these is that they are NOT made for the “vertically challenged”.  I’m 5ft3in, so I’ve learned over time that length was always going to be a big issue for me.  I’m always having to either hem, tuck, or get really creative with rolling.  Heals definitely help, but they don’t eliminate the many inches my legs appear to be lacking.  This dress literally created a puddle of fabric on the floor when I first put it on.  There was no amount of creative fixes that would help beyond a good old fashioned hem.  So after careful measuring, I hand sewed a blind stitch that took me HOURS – who knew how large the circle of the hem would be.  After hemming up a good couple of inches and getting rid of the black puddle of fabric that had surrounded my feet, I’m now in love with this dress.


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