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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!

 

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32 Comments

  1. The Wardrobe Stylist says:

    The dress looks amazing on you and it doesn’t look like it’s too short. It’s just perfect.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. The photos against that yellow/green wall are so gorgeous. Lovely outfit 🙂

    Laura
    http://www.foxtrailsblog.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Laura! This wall actually has a really cool mural at the top of it, that is impossible to photograph decently in the alley. Haha.

  3. PrettyKathi says:

    Dear Lindsey,

    I just LOVE your outfit! I have always poo-pooed maxi length as I viewed my legs as my best feature…not any more! I think the key to maxis is shoe selection…your wedge booties are too cute.

    As I am learning, lipstick (as you used it in this outfit) can add JUST the right pop of color too. Your dress just emanates femininity and you have opened my mind to the possibility of maxi-length. :o)

    Kathi

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Kathi! You are always the sweetest! And I agree, styling maxis in the shoe department can be a bit tricky. And lipstick can be such a fun way to add a pop of color – Stila Stay All Day is the best lip color in the world! I’m working on accumulating all their shades. 🙂

  4. I love this so much! I never even thought about wearing a maxi dress into winter and now I’ll definitely try it out!

    Mallory
    Perhaps Bananas

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Mallory! I’m definitely going to be doing it more, now. 🙂

  5. That was my favourite photo from your previous post! I love how you styled this dress with the cardigan and tights, and with the leather jacket! Such a great idea to wear this in the winter.
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw! Thank you so much, Lili! 🙂

  6. I like the lace and stripes combo. Thanks for linking to me.

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Jessica! And no problem! I loved how you added the bright scarf…I’m doing that the next time I wear this dress. 🙂

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