I love maxi dresses in the summer, and have ever since getting married and moving away from my lifestyle in Colorado eight years ago. My favorite dresses are all still in heavy rotation – albeit a bit worn. So this summer, when it started getting hot out, I started trying on and looking for a new dress to wear in the heat.
I am a Loft dress wearer first and foremost, as Loft is often one of the few places it is easy to find dresses and really all clothing in good petite proportions. But this summer there weren’t any maxi dress options at my local store, so I had to look online and be a little more creative.
This dress is where I got a little creative. I saw it first on HeyNasareen of Instagram, who is also petite like I am. She wore it with the extra length tied in a knot. Since it was a very inexpensive dress from Amazon, I ended up just cutting the hem for a raw edge hem look and it’s working so far! I might use fray-check on it to make sure it definitely doesn’t ravel, but it’s doing good!
Here are several other options that I found on Loft’s website. I already have the other teal dress (caution, it runs much larger than usual. I am a true 2P and I should have bought this in a 0).
- LOFT CHEVRON STRAPPY MAXI DRESS
- LOU & GREY BRUSHMARL MAXI TEE DRESS
- LOFT WRAP MAXI DRESS
- LOFT DOTTED PLEATED WRAP MIDI DRESS (This dress in Regular is long enough to be a maxi dress on me, if a little large.)
- GRECERELLE Women’s Summer Casual Loose Dress Beach Cover Up Long Cami Maxi Dresses with Pockets. Pockets make the dress.
Some other Amazon options that are basically the exact same as the GREGERELLE dress.
ZZER Women Casual Summer Loose Long Dress Beach Cover Up Cami Maxi Dresses with Pockets. I love that this comes in a teal floral option.
HUSKARY Women’s Summer Casual Loose Dress Beach Cover Up Long Cami Maxi Dresses with Pockets. This has a leaf/palm print option that is really cute.
ATERAIN Summer Casual Maxi Dresses Cover Up Long Cami Sleeveless Beach Dress with Pocket for Women. This has a cute mandala print.
What do you consider your best summer basic outfit? Are you like me, and you need a one-stop outfit like a maxi dress? Or are you a shorts and tee type person? Let me know in the comments!
❤ Always, J