Ah…summer dresses! The right one makes for a beautiful outfit that will keep you comfy and stylish all day and into the night. Let’s look at why boho-chic maxi dresses are perfect for summer.
Don’t you just love super casual dresses? One that says, “No stockings or pumps allowed. Only bare feet and sandals, please.” A boho-chic maxi dress looks just as much at home on a beach or in a backyard sans shoes as it does at a stylish restaurant with your favorite summer sandals.
Boho-chic draws on various bohemian and hippie influences and tends to have a relaxed, bold, and unconventional look. Boho-chic typically involves a mix of natural elements and many colors, patterns, and textures. In other words...the makings of a perfect casual summer dress.
Whether you have an inner hippie or an inner diva (or perhaps a bit of both) maxi dresses for women can let you express that. There is just something about a floor-length dress—even the most casual—that makes you want to make an entrance by gliding into a room with all that gorgeous fabric and do a quick spin—or maybe dance barefoot on the beach.
If you’re looking for inspiration, go online and learn a little about the history of caftans and maxi dresses. Click on “images,” and you are likely to find some of the most beautiful and regal fashion creations that have ever existed. From ancient Egypt to the Oscars to a beach party, floor-length dresses have that something extra that can make you look and feel fabulous.
We may sometimes think of fashion in terms of “work uniforms,” “practical clothes,” and “appropriate attire,” but clothes are also supposed to be fun. Nowhere else is this more apparent than in a boho-chic maxi dress. After all, you don’t need that cascade of fabric, graceful silhouette, or unique designs, or do you? Hippie clothing may have originated in the 1960s, but this great casual style keeps cycling back into fashion in different ways because it can be beautiful and elegant while being whimsical and freedom-loving at the same time.
From florals and geometrics and everything in between, the makers of maxi dresses often pride themselves on creating fun fabrics and styles. And you can find maxi dresses in all sizes, including petite maxi dresses and tall maxi dresses at Lands’ End, so you don’t need to worry about how much hemming you will need to do or if your maxi dress will look like a midi. You deserve a maxi dress that fits your beautiful frame.
Summer is the perfect time to break out all your favorite colors, and maxi dresses are the perfect excuse to do just that. From dramatic neutrals to beautiful pastels to the brightest brights, you can find them in maxi dresses. A solid-colored jewel-toned maxi dress can look both casual and elegant at the same time. And they are incredibly easy to accessorize—just add sandals and a bit of neutral jewelry.
If you like to sew (or like to buy unique fashion) consider a DIY or artisan boho-chic maxi dress. Many of the online options that create unique jewelry and household items also create unique clothes. Just be sure to be clear in communication if you go this route and make sure you are working with a reputable tailor (not everyone has the great quality and return policies that we do).
If you are looking for a beautiful and practical dress to pack for that trip, make it a maxi. Part of the fun of travel is getting to wear clothes that wouldn’t be for work. A boho-chic maxi dress will encourage you to let your hair down (both literally and figuratively) on your vacation. It also has the versatility that you crave when it comes to travel clothes. You can throw it on in the morning, enjoy a busy day of sightseeing or shopping, and then go out to dinner in it in the evening.
Vacation maxi dresses can even work as beach cover-ups. That flowy casual vibe is natural for the beach. You can just toss on your favorite boho-chic maxi dress over your swimsuit and be ready to travel to the beach, enjoy the beach, and then be ready for the rest of the day and evening, too.
It will depend upon the exact cut of the dress and the fabric content, of course, but many maxi dresses can be rolled up into your suitcase, shaken out, and worn on the spot. Choose a boho-chic maxi dress this summer!