When it gets really hot out, even this jeans-lover wears flowy dresses. My trick to making them my own with a less-precious, not overly feminine vibe?
High tops, of course.
Swoon-Worthy & Affordable: 2 Casual Maxi Dresses For Summer
Per usual, this artist & designer is picky about her prints, so when I was recently perusing Amazon for flowy dresses and caftans for summer, I was stoked to come across two I actually adore. I promptly ordered them up and tried them on for yas! Welcome to my front porch.
1. The Pretty Floral Maxi Dress
Mirror selfies are my jam forever and ever (thank you mirror selfies), but ahhhhh, it was nice to step outside for a picture. And the hubs and I didn’t even get into an argument this time! It must be almost-summer.
I adore this dress. You may have seen it recently on Instagram, but it’s a lovely print, it’s also flowy, lightweight, AND and and — it’s only $27! Wearing a size small here (and I’m 5’4″ 32DD for reference). My friend who is bustier tried it the other day, and said you may need to size up if you are on the busty side. It’s a comfy, linen-feeling blend that doesn’t stick to you and isn’t too heavy. It comes in a TON of other cute prints, too. Serious score, friends.
OK, so I ADORE the print of this dress. It may be a little big for me, though, and it’s one-size-fits-most. I cinched the waist in with the drawstring and that definitely helps. Alas, it’s only $25!
I wanted a caftan to float around the house in, and while this print and colors are AMAZINGNESS, the fabric and fit are not exactly what I was wanting. It’s a polyester and a little static-y, but I love the slit up the front for keeping it from being too mumsy. And gah, I just can’t get over the colors. This would be a perfect coverup for swim season.
Shop Maxi Dresses In Floral & Fun Prints For Summer
What’s the verdict for you? I think I’m keeping the top floral print to float around in and may try again on the caftan. Have you been drooling over the Emerson Fry caftans forever like I have? I think with those in mind it’s hard to move to another style. I ordered one to try that hasn’t arrived yet, but I’ll give my thoughts when it does! Happy floaty dress shopping, my friends. Until next time…
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