A maxi dress in the summertime is not a groundbreaking idea, but this beautifully abstract maxi dress from Gwynnie Bee seemed revolutionary to me. Maybe it’s because I’m wearing a dress with sleeves in the middle of July. Maybe it’s the retro print giving me a thrift store vibe. Either way, this Melissa McCarthy dress nailed it. The material is über soft, the dress is so long it pools at my feet (which I love!), and the belt wraps around me about four times which is pretty much unheard of for a plus size wrap dress.
I wore this dress out for a night out with friends for an intimate dinner and a stroll through Lower Manhattan, but I can see myself wearing this with a tank and jeans fluttering open in the wind or for a formal occasion with a pair of strappy heels. Either way, this dress is a #BorrowAndBuy situation. Gwynnie Bee, you’re never getting this one back!
Where are some of your favorite places to buy maxi dresses? Especially for you petite and tall ladies, are there specific places you like to go? So far, every Melissa McCarthy dress I’ve tried has hit the ground for me, so tall ladies I know this will work for you!
What have you done with your friends so far this summer? We’re halfway through it and I haven’t done a pinch of the things I had on my list.