dress: & Other Stories (c/o) | coat: vintage, similar here | earrings: Machete (similar here) | boots: Stuart Weitzman, similar on major sale now! (similar and more affordable here)
I love receiving feedback from you guys on Instagram. Recently I’ve had a lot of comments and DM’s about my dresses more than anything else. I had a male follower (which I don’t think I have many!) send me a DM saying that dresses better suit me and that I should wear them more. Thanks, I think, and I do enjoy wearing them.
Another one of you said that “no one can pull off a maxi like you can.” I also think I’ll take that as a compliment and think it’s one of my favorite silhouettes—when done right. I didn’t realize how much I do love a maxi until this comment. It’s kind of the easiest thing to wear and you don’t have to wear pants or shave your legs. Win, win right?
Here’s the thing, you totally can pull off a maxi dress. I know a lot of you petite women are saying, ugh I can’t pull it off though. Here me out. YOU CAN TOTALLY PULL OFF A MAXI DRESS. You can get it hemmed or better yet, shop for a MIDI-DRESS (tea length), which is what the one I’m wearing here is considered (I’m 5’7″ for reference).
Maxi dresses are an easy thing and kind of a no brainer for the summer months, right? I’m sure many of you already own some summery ones in your closet, but how many of you think to wear them all year long? Maybe it’s because you never thought to wear one or knew how to stay warm wearing a maxi dress in the winter.
Well here are my tips on how to wear a maxi dress when it’s cold out:
pair it with over the knee boots like these are basically like wearing pants and keep you so warm
layer with heat tech tights and seamless shapewear
layer with a turtleneck underneath
throw a chunky sweater over it
layer it with jeans (you totally can and I did it here!)
Now that you have some ideas, go stock up on my favorite maxi / midi dresses from the shop I’ve been obsessed with, & Other Stories, which is H&M’s sister company that is designed by ateliers in LA, London, Paris and Stockholm so it’s like shopping in a boutique with affordable prices.
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photos by Rima Brindamour