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The Maxi Dress

Updated on January 14, 2014

How to look hot in the Classic Long Maxi Dress

I love my Maxi Dresses. This Seasons Hottest Fashion The Maxi Dress, Maxi Dresses are so easy to wear and don't we just love to buy inexpensive maxi dresses, that make you look amazing! If you are looking for ideas and ways to wear your Maxi Dress then you have landed on the perfect page. these long floaty dresses are no longer reserved for summer, but can be worn all year long. And also can make beautiful classy Party Dresses for the festive Xmas Party Season! Just as Easy to wear to the works night out, office party or to go shopping. Comfort and Style do not often go together.

These dresses are the must have fashion item to wear not only reserved for on holiday, but can be worn any time of the year! and look just as fantastic.

Are you Looking for FREE dress patterns to make your own maxi Dress.

Wear The Maxi to a party, gorgeous for a wedding, or just out for a days shopping, either way, this seasons favourite fashion trend, new look Maxi Dress is now a staple in the modern wardrobe.and hottest look, summer trends or do you just

Wear these beautiful dresses with style and elegance this season.

Maxi Dresses can be bright and beautiful or plain and classic, oozing femininity and appeal to all women of any shape and size, and looks sensational on plus sized women, who are fashion conscious too!

Create the look of the celebrities.

How to Wear The Maxi Dress for Maximum effect

....elegant and chic summer dresses

Whether you Choose bold floral print maxi dresses, bright block colors and animal prints Maxi dresses continue to be this seasons summer dress choice for a beautiful chic look, for a modern up-to-date look for this fashion trend

There are little rules on how to wear the maxi dress, no matter what shape or size you may be, from large to small to maximising and enhancing your best features too. Worried about wearing a mxi if you are petite, just look at how gorgeous Kylie Minouge looks wearing a Maix, to put your mind at ease.

The Long summer dress is so versatile it can be worn for any occaision as it looks as good on the beach as it does for a summer wedding, or a night out on the town to a day out shopping with the ladies, wear it to a summer party or taking the kids to the park.

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You want that special outfit that is going to make you look and feel irresistible. Or go for a look which can be worn effortlessly for during the day, due to the practical reasons of being able to wear tights or leggings underneath, topped with a cropped furry jacket for extra warmth without giving up elegance and style. Taking you right through to this seasons hot summer fashion. I am here to help you find the perfect Maxi Dress which can take you from daytime or night glam! From hot summer Fashion straight to auntum and to winter. These dresses are too nice to keep in a wardrobe through the winter months, and I love to wear mine no matter what time of year.

The maxi dress has gone from being hippy chick holiday wear, to being the must have Wardrobe Essential, the maxi dress still continues to be the dress not just for Summer.

The long, cool and flowing material gives the wearer a sense of elegance style, and comfort. And it is just as easy styling a maxi dress for the colder months. As it is for a hot summer fashion.

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long length Maxi dress,

Casual Elegant Maxi Dress Fashion trends

....what underwear should I wear with my maix dress?

Let's be honest, ladies, we love wearing the maxi Dress, It covers everything and you can embrace fashion without shaving your legs.

But just because it covers a multitude of sins, it still needs a bit of consideration because there are many mistakes and you do not want to end up

Looking as though you are wearing the tent from your neighbours garden. So you need to consider how to wear the Maxi Dress for the desired elegant effect.

It might seem like an easy to wear casual look, but you still need to think about how the dress fits, there are many styles from halterneck, boob tube, and spaghetti straps.

there are so many colours and simple styles to choose from, I believe that no matter your body shape, the Maxi Dress is the dress to choose. and every woman I see one in I admire how easy it is to wea

A great question I hear being asked is "What underwear should I wear with a maxi?".

If your bra straps are going to be on show, make sure they're clean and pretty.

Choose a nude colour or preferably a strapless (good fitting) bra.

I have a long black maxi, the one in the first picture, so it Skims my tummy and hips so I always wear my genie bra. However there are lots of options available from multiway bras to the adorable Red Carpet look Diamante Backless Bra.

Animal Print Maxi Dress - Maxi Dress

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As seen HERE: Hot Leopard Halter Evening Gown Sexy Long Maxi Dress

Embrace the seasons Animal print, This purchase will not be wasted either as Animal Print always lingers around the skirts of the fashion world popping back in and out on the catwalks.

So being in Leopard Print and a Maxi, this will always be around.

Top Tip: If you are wearing a full length leopard print dress, do not over accessories, keep it simple, you hair needs to be super sleek, not wild and fluffy or you will end up looking like you just came out of the jungle

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Maxi Dresses steal the show - whether tall, slim thin or a little curvy maxi dresses are for you

These are just beautiful for any occasion, they glide over your curves and make you look so tall. No matter what size you are a maxi is the most desirable dress today.

they really do suit the plus sized shape perfectly, as it skims over the bits you want to hide, and enhances your assets, flattering every part of your body shape. Making you feel a million dollars! if you have got is I say flaunt it!

Grecian Maxi Dress
Grecian Maxi Dress

How to Wear the Maxi Dress

Top Tips to get the most out of your Maxi Dress Style

If you've got adjustable straps on the dress, make sure they're as tight as is comfortable , or put in a stitch or two

Give your body some shape by opting for a style that gives you a defined waist.

Alternatively, use a belt to cinch things in or add a jacket to give you a more defined silhouette.

Finally, team with flats or wedged boots

I love the fact it is so versatile. You can feel a million dollars with very little cash.

Maxi Dresses are easily affordable and from every color in the rainbow, theres one for everyone, no matter shape or size. Right on fashion just now, block colors, animal print and floral will keep you looking right up to trend this season

What kind of Jacket to wear with my maxi Dress

Again this is so easy, if it is a casual day out, try a lovely cropped denim jacket, for a wedding I love wearing a soft shawl, and even in the colder months I love throwing on my Leather Aviator Jacket, keep away from longer length jackets, (from thigh to under knees) this look will actually shorten you. I saw someone with a beautiful maxi dress on a a Mac both on their own was stunning but together, was very mix matched in fact making the overall effect of 2 very expensive garments, very cheap, although I do have a floor length coat that I wore in wintertime over my Maxi for warmth to a wedding, and the look was very stunning

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Chloe Cropped Denim Jacket by Apple Bottoms (MNT / M)

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What type of shoes should I wear with my Maxi

Good News is, with a long dress you can get away with flats, , boots,gladiator sandals, flip flop but this seasons footwear is all about the wedged heel these are really hot just now since Kate Middleton wore them on the day before she was to be married! so I would grab a pair anyway, hers were £350....around $700 dollars!

or keep it simple with a pretty pair of ballet pumps or sandals.

You can browse a huge selection here womans shoes

Make your own Maxi Dress - Free online Patterns -

I have been asked a lot if I have any patterns for Maxi Dresses, and I had to actually go and hunt really hard online, check back often as I find more to add.

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      C A Chancellor 

      5 years ago from US/TN

      I love the classic Maxi dresses that make you look like a Greek goddess! :-)

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      poppy mercer 

      5 years ago from London

      I lived in them the first time round in the seventies Lisa. Then they had heavy mediaeval or gypsy influences, and I loved wafting around in them. That was before I became a gardener and changed to jeans and DMs. They do look tempting again!

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      Lisa Auch 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      @DecoratingMom411: I am not so sure, my fried is 5ft 2 and she is stunning in her maxi dress and looks much taller :)

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      5 years ago

      Maxi dresses are gorgeous and looks good for everybody but there are two things you must consider before buying this dress- your height and body.

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      5 years ago


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      mouse1996 lm 

      5 years ago

      Very pretty dresses. I love Maxis.

    • Rangoon House profile image


      5 years ago from Australia

      Just dropping by again to see these fun dresses.

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      6 years ago


    • Belle13Dreams profile image


      6 years ago

      ⥠the peacock one!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Gorgeous dresses! I like this look.

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      6 years ago

      i like to give this dress as a present of my wife birthday.. thank, what a nice lens..

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      6 years ago

      I love the casual comfort and elegance of the maxi dress!

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      6 years ago

      Your lens is styling for sure. I love maxi dresses because you dress them up or go casual without a whole lot of fuss. Beautiful picks you have chosen too.

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful maxi dresses!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! Who doesn't love a good maxi dress?

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      6 years ago

      From Topshop to Temperley, the Maxi Dress is once again set to be the summer's fashion staple. Lightweight, flowing and floor length, it is a dress style that will stand out in a crowd and leave you feeling beautiful.

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      6 years ago

      Maxi dresses look elegant. Lovely lens.

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      One-A-Day LM 

      6 years ago

      Excellent lens on the Maxi Dress. I can remember when they first appeared (telling my age lol). My daughter has several and wears them all the time.

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      6 years ago

      max look fabulous

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      OliviaDaughter LM 

      6 years ago

      Love Love Love the Maxi dress.

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      6 years ago

      I really like these dresses.

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      6 years ago

      Fabulous looking maxi dresses.

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      6 years ago

      wonderful dresses!

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      Sue Dixon 

      6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Lovely dresses. I used to wear these back in the 60. My daughter in law wears them all the time. Might buy one for 2012!

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      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      I love Maxi Dresses... Long and lean. I wish my hubby would take me somewhere so I could wear one.

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      GOT LM 

      6 years ago

      Nice work.

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      I LOVE a beautiful Maxi Dress...I would wear one every single day!

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Great fashion and confidence hints.

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      6 years ago

      great lens

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      syaza lm 

      6 years ago

      Nice lenssss! :D

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      The Maxi Dress is elegant and beautiful. Plus it hides a multitude of sins. :) Blessed

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      6 years ago

      I'm 5'0", but love Maxi Dresses! Boho style

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      My first sprinkling of angel dust on this lens has long worn off so I am back once again to scatter a little more. It is my quest today to bless all the lenses which I blessed in October of 2010. You are on this list.

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      6 years ago

      A blast from the past for me! I loved wearing Maxi Dresses in the 70's! You brought up a nice collection of memories with this lens! :) Kath

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      6 years ago from UK

      I love maxi dresses and want to get some more, especially for spring and summer-but I agree they can be worn for many occasions as well.

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      Holysheepskin LM 

      6 years ago

      You've done a beautiful job showcasing these maxi dresses. Lovely!

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      6 years ago

      Returning with fresh angel dust to sprinkle over your gorgeous maxi dresses...

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      6 years ago

      Luv This Lens.

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      nophie lm 

      6 years ago

      I love wearing maxi so much...

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      6 years ago

      I don't think I would look good in it, but my wife might.

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      6 years ago

      great lens. in the 1970s our maxi dressed were not so long. they came down about halfway between our knees and ankles.

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      6 years ago

      @alanwearing: yes, I think so.

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      6 years ago

      good lens

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      6 years ago

      I love the versatility of the maxi dress. I have them for formal and informal occasions.

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      6 years ago

      Great Lens...Very informative

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      6 years ago

      cool lens.. great stuff

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      6 years ago

      Beautiful dresses, they look comfortable too.

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      6 years ago

      The halter neck one is my choice. Great lens Lisa. Blessed~

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      6 years ago

      I have two maxi dresses given by my aunt wrking as a nurse in the USA.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Maxi dressed were popular when I was a teen, now they're ba-ack. Cool.

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      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I love maxi dresses, and wear them all the time, with boots, or with flats, depending on the season. Lovely page! Love the pattern sources you included! I love to sew too.

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      6 years ago

      I hope this doesn't discourage any potential wearers, but these are great for as "maternity" dresses too.

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      6 years ago

      I love the Maxi Boho Black Summer Halter Celeb Beach Party Dress. It could be dressed up or dressed down, kind of like "the little black dress".

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      7 years ago

      I've been wearing these since high school! So comfortable.

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      Showpup LM 

      7 years ago

      Beautiful. Nice wide variety.

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      7 years ago

      HOT!! Love the dresses!

    • PippiDust profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful and useful.

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      7 years ago

      I love these dresses - but with the belly I have, I always look pregnant. I carry all my weight in the front ... and these do not look flattering on me ... but I would love them if I could wear them ...

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      7 years ago

      Lovely choice of maxi dresses you featured here. Love them!

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      Joan Haines 

      7 years ago

      It's a good idea to sew my own, since the ones for sale in stores are all way too long. Nice lens.

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      7 years ago

      I'm loving the maxi dress!

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      7 years ago from England

      Thank goodness they're back! Blessed by a Squid Angel ;)

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      7 years ago from Sweden

      I like that you wrote personal comments about the dresses! Therefore blessings =)

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      JoyceCooper LM 

      7 years ago

      <3 these. Hard.

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      7 years ago

      great lens

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      7 years ago

      My daughter is a big fan of maxi dresses. She was glad to see that they can be fashionable.

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      7 years ago

      I absolutely love maxi dresses! They are surely a perfect fit and with so many variety, it is impossible to miss. Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      these are SUPER cute!!

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      7 years ago

      These look great...I love loose fitting dresses and didn't know long dresses like this were in fashion, I'm not very fashion conscious. I would probably look okay in one, but am 5'3" and somewhat big in the hips...whether there's weight on them or not (right now there is a bit:-) so your tips have been helpful.

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      Jimmie Lanley 

      7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I didn't know what these were called. I just thought they were sundresses. Actually, they look like nightgowns to me. I'm too modest for this style. At home or on the beach, they are great. But to be worn in public, they show far too much skin for my tastes.

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      7 years ago

      A great directory to find the perfect Maxi dress.

    • ResJes profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      Great lens! I've been trying to find the perfect Maxi dress!!

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      7 years ago

      Very nice variety of dresses. I love love love the black party dress!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      7 years ago from Ljubljana

      My tip: wear it with style:) Thanks for another cool lens!

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      7 years ago

      nice lens.....i like it!!!

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      7 years ago

      Just shared it on Twitter :) Love your collection!

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      7 years ago

      I'm sharing this with everyone. Love it!

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      7 years ago

      Love this! What a great selection you've put together! That very first one was stunning!

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      7 years ago

      I love this style dress, I have several - even ones that are 'no iron.' They are slenderizing and cool, plus you don't have to show your knees (mine are pretty banged up from sports). Especially elegant in the evening is just the addition of a shawl. Gorgeous. (Nice selection too).

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      nightbear lm 

      7 years ago

      I love the Maxi dress and skirts too. It is a wonderful fashion piece. I have several. Great job Lisa.!

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      7 years ago

      The maxi dresses look comfortable and cool!

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      7 years ago

      Love the elegant look of maxi dresses! ...A tip? The most important one I have is: use great posture. :)

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      7 years ago

      I indulged in a couple of maxi dresses this year and I love them, they are so versatile, feel great and look good on most people. Finding the right one is the key to it and this page helps loads, i love the first one on here, very me! :)

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      7 years ago

      So long dresses are back in style and they are calling them "maxi" again ... so why hasn't Disco come back along with hard wood floors in roller rinks? LOL I'm wearing a maxi dress as I type this ... although I was calling it a floor length sun dress, I'm so out of the loop. I love these easy, breezy, comfortable clothes for summer, and this lens showcases them very nicely. Good job! [hey, why is my captcha "squidtwit"? LOL]

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      Rachel J Singer 

      7 years ago

      I love maxi dresses

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      7 years ago

      Styles and designs are beautiful, Thanks for this lens

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      7 years ago

      Very classy and romantic!

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      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      These are wonderful, and I am so glad they are back in style.

    • KarenHC profile image


      7 years ago from U.S.

      Very pretty dresses! I prefer the halter tops for myself....when I wear a dress like that (which isn't all that often, unfortunately)l

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      7 years ago from Iowa

      These are really lovely.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful dresses, but I must have pockets!

    • Ereinion profile image


      7 years ago

      A great insight to the recent fashion.

      Many thanks for the nice lens!!

    • MikeEssex profile image


      7 years ago

      I had no idea what a Maxi dress was but kept hearing my wife mention it. This lens explained everything so thanks.

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      7 years ago

      thanks for this, I wanted one but they are all sold out, glad I found this page

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      C A Chancellor 

      7 years ago from US/TN

      These are so pretty! I need to get myself one of these dresses.

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      Susan Deppner 

      7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I remember when styles went from mini to maxi. Frankly, it was a relief to have that extra length. I love maxi dresses!

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      7 years ago

      Wow, dresses #2 & @4 are gorgeous!

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful lens Lisa. Great job! I liked it for you :)

      Feel free to visit my Alice + Olivia squidoo dresses lens.


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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Lovely and blessed by a squid angel. Have a great day :)

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      7 years ago

      I was the first in my high school to wear one, back in the sixties. A schoolmate got up in front of our class and declared I was a Communist! ;)


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