A Short Reason for Long Dresses

I wanted an answer as to why we call this piece a “maxi dress”. (On a side note, I don’t like the word maxi (for obvious reasons) so I’m just going to stick with long-dress or just dress.) Like any good detective, I Googled it; the answers I found completely blew me away:

The opposite of mini is maxi. (What!)

The ground is the MAXI-mum point at which the dress can go. (Wow!)

Needless to say, I kind of wish my light bulb came on before I even typed that question into the search field.

I remember maxi dresses being popular in the late 90s but faded away as they became associated only with evening wear and older women. Ten years later, they made a huge comeback and have continued to evolve in a way that reaches out to all age levels and worn from casual to evening wear.

These dresses are extremely comfortable and can be styled in so many different ways. You can wear them with or without a belt, a blazer, earrings, a necklace, hair up, hair down – the possibilities of accessorizing and styling are endless.

If you’re not sure when and how to wear the dress – observe its material. If it’s made out of cotton (like the pewter-color dress) – I suggest casual wear. If it’s made out of a chiffon-like or silky material (like the brown/yellow dress) and dependent on the cut/style – it can be for casual or evening wear. You’ll know when to wear it.

Me: Long dress – Ross, Creme paisly cut-out vest – Ross, Straw fedora – Burlington, Leopard clutch – TJ Maxx, Bracelets and tan belt – F21. Chetna – Long brown/yellow dress – CR, Creme and tan belt – Ross, Bracelets – H&M, Earrings – F21, Gray bag – ALDO.

Photography by Ameeta.

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