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The Maxi Dress: From Summer to Winter

Dresslink Maxi dress

Dresslink Maxi dress

Dresslink maxi dress

Dresslink Maxi dress

Dresslink Maxi dress

Dresslink Maxi Dress

Dresslink Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses and skirts always bring to mind images of summer for me. However, there’s no reason these comfortable dresses and skirts have to hang in the back of your closet for the chillier months. You just need a cardigan and tights to make it cold weather appropriate! 

The maxi dress I am wearing in these photos is from the online clothing store, Dresslink. I had stumbled on a photo of this dress on Pinterest about a year ago, and I had been contemplating ordering it ever since. So, I was beyond excited when Dresslink contacted me to partner with them for a post…and of course, I immediately decided to order this dress. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect for quality because this dress is less than $10! For that price, I didn’t have high hopes for quality – but I was proven wrong. This dress was everything I could’ve hoped for in the quality department. My favorite part is the bottom…I love how it swishes and moves when I walk, and how it fanned out ever so slightly in the breeze. (And it’s not see-through at all!)

The only downfall to this dress was that it was quite short on me. The model in the photo for this dress must be about 4 feet tall. I’m about 5’5″, and I don’t generally have issues with length on maxi dresses…as I’m all around average in the height and leg length department. For winter, though, I honestly didn’t mind that it was short on me. Especially because the day I wore this dress was such a yucky rainy day and everything was slushy and gross outside. It would not have been ideal to be dragging a maxi dress of normal length through the slush.

Houdini's Museum Appleton, WI

I had worn this outfit for my adventure at the Houdini Museum this weekend! 

Does anyone else wear their maxi dresses in the winter? How do you style them? Let me know in the comments!



  1. Rasa Virviciute (@aimeroseblog) says:

    stunning dress!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. Lauren-Blair says:

    I thought that may be the outfit from your Houdini outing! I love this look and I totally agree. The length of maxi dresses/skirts help cover you up, and therefore can be a cold weather look. You look awesome! Also, necklace twins! XO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha good eye! And yep…with the length of a maxi, there’s no reason you can’t throw a pair of tights on and be nice and warm in the winter too. 🙂 Thank you so much, Lauren! And I love this necklace – I completely forgot to get a closeup shot of it, though.

  3. AmandaBrezovsky says:

    You look amazing! Less than $10?!? Count me in! Haha. I love the stripes on the skirt part of this dress. I honestly think that the dress being a tad short is ok. Ive never been a fan of a dress dragging on the ground. Since I’m short, that usually happens to me lol. Love how you paired this woth some cool booties!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! 🙂 You can’t beat that price! And oh yes…having them drag on the ground isn’t fun either.

  4. moxandsocks says:

    Such a pretty dress! I love the stripes, especially against that colorful wall! I think I only have a few maxi dresses, but I tend to only bring them out for the warmer months. Most of them are too long to wear without heels, and since heels and snow don’t go well together, I just leave them hanging for a while. BUT with the weather getting a bit nicer in Chicago, I think I’ll be able to manage wearing one during the winter with a nice sweater. 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Devinne! Heels and snow are indeed not a good combination, haha. Looking forward to seeing how you style yours with the nicer weather. 🙂

  5. I love that you’ve winterized this dress! the lace + stripes is such a great combo.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      I completely agree! Thank you so much! 🙂

  6. trendychickadee says:

    Cute outfit! Love how much drama that skirt brings to the look.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Molly!

  7. Love the way you styled this dress and made it more cold weather appropriate.



    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Liv!

  8. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    I love this maxi!! I’ve been trying to wear my maxi skirt this winter but am still struggling a bit on how to style it. I have the opposite problem for maxi’s… being 4’11” they are always far too long on me! so sometimes I opt for ‘midi’ styles and they fit like maxis on me haha!

    Lee – leethrifts.blogspot.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Lee! And haha, that’s a good idea! This dress would probably fit you well!

  9. That maxi is truly gorgeous!!!! I love the waftyness of it (what a terrible wordsmith I am!!!!). How cool they contacted you about it. Mind you, maxis being too short is a common problem for me, I am 5ft 8″and a bit, and frequently things skim my ankles!!! Off to see you as Houdini!x

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Kezzie! I think waftyness works great here! 🙂 Oh no! Sorry to hear you have maxi length problems too. But as Patrick said, it’s a good way to show off your shoes! 🙂

  10. Cute outfit! I love the thought of a dress swishing and flowing around me as I sashay around. Being 5’11, I’ve never really encountered the “maxi” of anything, everything hits me probably where this dress hits you. So this dress would probably be around the calves on me. A good opportunity to show off some eye-catching shoes I think! I notice you’re continuing to wear the Kushyfoot tights. Have you grown accustomed to the shapewear aspect of the tights or are they just what you have on hand?

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Patrick! Maxi dresses and skirts can be so tricky for length…they seem to be too long or too short for everyone. But if they are too short, I agree – it’s a great way to show off your shoes then. 🙂 And sorry, I should’ve specified with the tights…Kushyfoot had sent me several pairs of tights, and this particular pair is just a pair of regular tights (with the Kushyfoot sole) not the shapewear ones from my previous post.

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