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Minxy Maxi Dresses For Men

Updated on October 14, 2009
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What's a maxi dress? It's a dress to the MAXIMUM. It's a dress that could not get any more dressy if it tried. It is a dress which has surfed the solar winds of outer dressdom and arrived back on earth as long and full and flowing as it can be.

On a purely technical level, a maxi dress is a dress with a fitting bodice that flows out to swirl majestically around the wearer's tootsies.

Maxi dresses are popular amongst women who enjoy demure, feminine and above all, modest wear and they are perfect for men too. Why? Because they cling to the bust and then cover everything else, a man doesn't have to worry about having (or lacking) curves in the right or wrong places. He can sweep about majestically in the comfort and style of a maxi dress, feeling every inch the proper lady without any niggling miscues to spoil the illusion.

Because Maxi dresses focus on what could be described as a traditionally feminine look, there are a wide range of these dresses in patterns and fabrics which discerning men are sure to adore. Florals are big when it comes to maxi dresses, as are bright and playful geometric patterns. The Maxi dress is also fairly versatile, going from summer to autumn wear (fall if you happen to be American,) with merely the adding of a little cardigan or perhaps a delicate shawl.

Though the basic idea of a Maxi dress always remains the same (fitted top, long flowing skirt,) there are nevertheless a great deal of variants upon the theme. Some Maxi dresses boast a flirty strapless look, whilst others make the most of cleavage by plunging low in front and clinging to the body with thin straps. Most Maxi dresses have some kind of band which sits under the cleavage area and does what every man who wears women's clothing loves, maximises the appearance of cleavage and waist, and creates a long feminine flowing line out below.

There really are very few body types that wouldn't look good in a Maxi dress. Men with broad shoulders would be wise to look for dresses which flow out in a wide pattern around the feet as this balances out the shoulders quite well.

In many ways Maxi dresses are reminiscent of the fashions of the 60's. There's an innocence to them, and refreshingly, a strong femininity without being over the top lascivious. If you're looking for a women's dress that will both fit and flatter a male figure, you probably can't do too much better than a Maxi dress.


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      Lottie 8 years ago

      An afterthought, it would be quite nice to have hubs about men who like (a) wearing wedding dresses (b) wearing maternity dresses, or just dresses! Lingerie is lovely but its only half the fun.

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      Charlotte (Lottie) 8 years ago

      I have loved these kinds of dresses since I used to borrow my girlfriend's Laura Ashley frocks 30 years ago. I really adore the left hand one in the second row - perfect over my white lacy bra, matching knickers and full ivory coloured slip with lace around the bust.



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      Anna 8 years ago

      Oh how these make me weak at the knees, and think of the pretty undies one could wear under them. Blissikins!

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Thank you, celtichic, for reading so much into my comment that wasn't there. There's no woman inside me. You've got it the wrong way round. Or all front to back. I'm not "becoming" anything... or even really all that becoming.

      I want her to have my children. And share closet space. That is all.

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      Zeta 8 years ago

      Thank you again, Hope; long dresses are indeed a pleasure to wear.

      I enjoy a long nightie as a morning costume as having breakfast and checking the mail and your site. Especially in summer, the cool nylon floating about my ankles is most sensuous.

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      celtichic 8 years ago

      Someone once said that we become what we love. This reflects the complexity of the man who wears women's clothes. Thank you again for breaking the barriers of conventionality and throwing out, as if just as normal as air, that we "men" love dresses. Like Mike says above, we not only want the dress but we want to be inside the dress as these women are. Not just to wear them, but be the women, know the woman inside us, becaome the woman, love the woman.

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Top right... I must have it!

      The dress... *and* the girl. :-)

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      Kevinnzcd 8 years ago

      That one, top right, is to DIE for and that one at teh bottm woudl be great for just wearing around the house on a warm day :)