An episode a couple weeks ago of The Rachel Zoe Project got me thinking about the idea of a maxi dress. In the episode, Rachel is shown appearing extremely distraught about the fact that the maxi dresses from her latest collection were not being picked up by buyers. Even the maxi dresses that did make it to the stores definitely were not her best-sellers.
Maxi dresses are a statement a lot of girls tend to shy away from, with the fear of appearing too dressed up or impractical. Rachel Zoe argues that maxis are infact more practical than short skirts and dresses, because they have the feeling and coverage as if the wearer had on pants. And I couldn't agree with her more.
Maxi dresses are by far the easiest way to appear chic and confident, while still remaining effortless and comfortable. The dresses above are maxis currently available at Urban Outfitters and Free People, and the last two are runway looks from Rachel Zoe's spring 2013 collection. All of these images show that there is a maxi dress for every girl out there: from the boho/hippie girl to the rock n roll chick, or from the professional work woman to the girl who favors minimalism. And with summer just around the corner, how could you not be dying to get your hands on one of these?