The Secret to the Perfect Maxi dress

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Dress(Similar) | Loft, Watch (Similar) | Michael Kors, Necklace | Charming Charlies, Earrings | Charming Charlies,

Lets talk about why everyone should own a classic maxi that is the perfect fit. Being the curvy girl in between, I STRUGGLE to find maxi dresses that fit. They are to tight around the booty, they are to short, the neckline isn’t flattering…blah, blah, blah. I searched HIGH AND LOW to find a dress that fit the requirements of the curvy girl in between.

Requirements for the perfect maxi for summer-

1. Must be a light fabric.

2. Must have a fitted/defined waist.

3. Must be loose and flowy(everywhere else besides the waist). I want that Princess effect.

4. Must be a fun print or color…

Enter my chance encounter with the PERFECT maxi dress last summer. Weeks before a family wedding, I breezed into LOFT to shop around for a dress to wear. I instantly spotted the sister dress to the one shown here in the pictures. This dress fit my requirements to a T and honestly changed the way I looked at maxi dresses. I was so delighted to have found this dress that I grabbed it up and wore every week and to every function for the rest of the summer.

Then this spring I popped over to the LOFT website just to see what they had hanging around on their spring/summer line. AND this dress popped up. I seriously freaked the efffff out. The same exact dress but with a bolder print. Heaven on earth, I had to have it in my life. I have since then been wearing this dress to everything I can. In fact I will be wearing it to a wedding this weekend. I think the dress has been sold out because its AMAZING but I will keep you posted if it pops up again. BECAUSE you know I will be buying another.

I love a bold print and this dress does not disappoint, I have chosen to utilize red, white and blue once again because A. Merica, and B. These colors work on me. They are a solid fall back for me when I am struggling to make something work.

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I know I need a spray tan like its my job right now, but it hasn’t happened yet.

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I picked up this hat at Marshall’s one day before a Kentucky Derby party to wear with this dress, and I find myself grabbing it all the time, a hat is a great way to top off an outfit or add a little something extra. I believe I paid 12 bucks for this beauty AND its SPF 50!

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Lets talk labels… Watch (Michael Kors), bracelet (David Yurman), bracelet (Charming Charlies), necklace (Charming Charlies), earrings (Charming Charlies), hat (Not sure…sorry!), dress (LOFT), ring (Charming Charlies).

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Photo Cred- ME Promotions