OFF-DUTY STYLE Sep 5, 2018

5 Reasons To Wear Maxi Dresses As Much As Humanly Possible

NYC fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag and sandals

DRESS: Yumi Kim (also love THIS affordable option)  |  BELT BAG: Parisa Wang x Zanita Whittington  |  SANDALS: old, similar HERE and HERE |  SUNGLASSES: Marc Jacobs (sold out, similar HERE)

Let’s be real, you probably don’t need five reasons to wear your favorite maxi dress—in fact, reason number one below is enough to get me to pull out my wallet.  A maxi dress isn’t just an article of clothing, it’s a damn lifestyle.  The kind of lifestyle where sartorial stress is minimized and twirl-worthy fun is maximized.  Inspiring this post is the dress I’m wearing today by a brand synonymous with great lengths and breathtaking floral prints—Yumi Kim.  Don’t hesitate, hit purchase.  This brand can bring it.  I’ve already purchased it in both colors.


Below, five of my favorite reasons to max-out.



NYC fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag, sandals and sunglassesMary Orton fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag and sandals



REASON 1: A maxi dress is the best kind of one-hit wonder


The first, and perhaps most obvious reason to wear a maxi dress is that you can put on literally one thing and be fully outfitted for the day or evening.  Another way to say this? Fashion for lazies.  Kidding.  But there is something very low-stress about a one-and-done look that I love, and this particular dress is the perfect canvas for a few of my favorite accessories.  Ahem, belt bag.



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REASON 2:  It’s the best of both worlds


I was going to say that a maxi dress is like a jacket for your legs, but then I realized there’s already a name for that—pants.  Hear me out, anyway.  With a maxi dress, you get all the fun and festive-ness of a dress but also, what if it gets cold outside?  What if my host really likes air conditioning?  What if an ice bucket falls in my lap?  There’s no reason to skip that early fall outdoor event, not when there’s a closet full of maxi dresses just waiting to be of service.  The perfect length to keep your legs protected from any offending drop in temperature, a maxi dress is like climate control from the ankles-up.  You get the fun and comfort of a dress, with the warmth of pants.  Win-win.



Mary Orton fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag and sandals from sideMary Orton fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt back image



REASON 3:  Dramaaaaa!


Maxi dresses don’t show up to the party.  They arrive.  Any time you feel like making a statement, a maxi dress is your best move.  Even better if your dress is sporting a divine print like this one, but even solid color maxis make their presence known.  Go forth, my friends, make it a long night.



Mary Orton fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag



REASON 4:  Your legs are “Out of Office”


Not enough time in the shower this morning to shave?  Maybe there was an incident with self tanner?  Look, I forgot to exfoliate, the cap fell off, I don’t want to talk about it. Solution?  Maxi dress!  Conveniently hiding anything happening south of your knees that you don’t want seen, a maxi dress is there for you when a mini skirt isn’t.  Pay no attention to the calves behind the curtain.



Side shot of NYC fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt and sandals



REASON 5: Do it for the ‘Gram


Tonight’s the night you’re nailing that twirl boomerang.  Did you think you were gonna twirl in like… pants?!



Mary Orton fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag, sandals, sunglasses and red lip



A few of my favorite maxi dresses, for your perusing pleasure below…

Mary Orton NYC fashion blogger wears Yumi Kim white floral print maxi dress with belt bag and sandals sidewalk

DRESS: Yumi Kim (also love THIS affordable option)  |  BELT BAG: Parisa Wang x Zanita Whittington  |  SANDALS: old, similar HERE and HERE |  SUNGLASSES: Marc Jacobs (sold out, similar HERE)


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10 Responses to 5 Reasons To Wear Maxi Dresses As Much As Humanly Possible

  1. RACH says:

    I totally agree! Maxi dresses are the best and this one is GORGEOUS!

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  2. Kathy says:

    This is the prettiest maxi I’ve seen in a long time. Too many look frumpy. This one does not.

  3. courtney.kuchem@gmail.com says:

    Totally agree with all of your reasons, I’m wearing a maxi at the office today! I love the convenience and AC protection. 😁

    Courtney

  4. Joanne says:

    I love maxi dresses. In the early fall, I will cover the top with a sweater, and voila, instant long skirt! 🙂 Reason #2.

  5. Naomi says:

    Love this blog, and your outfits always look better than they do on the shop’s website! In fact I am coincidentally wearing my ONLY maxi dress today, and you have me seriously tempted to start investing in more. Yours is stunning 🙂

  6. You go girl! This is such a fabulous post – the tone of your writing style makes me feel like we’re old friends catching up and hanging out! I love it 🙂 I can easily see why this dress was such an inspiration for you. The colour combination and print is out of this world and it really would work well in all seasons. Pair a pair of boots with it and you have yourself a fall look! I do think maxi dresses, and all dresses, are the best kind when you need a go-to outfit that you know will look good no-matter what. And they are perfect to take your outfit from day to night! <3

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  7. You look amazing! And I absolutely love this blog!

  8. Lucille Wilkes says:

    Style; all who have it have have one thing: originality. Clothes have nothing until someone lives in them. I can’t concentrate in flats. Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never really ends. Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it. Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing? Style is primarily a matter of instinct. Style is very important. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style lasts forever. Women who wear black lead colorful lives.

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