Maxi dresses are so trendy right now but I never really thought I would ever wear one. The whole idea of a long dress seems very foreign to me unless it's formal attire. This past weekend I decided to try on one at the Ann Taylor factory and was shocked at how nicely it fit and the length was perfect.
Hubby is not a big fan of them at all and thinks they look silly. I decided to try 2 different brands and show you the difference.
QUALITY: The quality was what I expected. Nothing to write home about but it's not bad. It's a simple cotton. The only thing I didn't like is the fake drawstring at the waist. Material is 66% poly, 29% rayon and 5% spandex- feels and looks like cotton.
PRICE: $20.00 plus 20% off = $16
VERDICT: I am not a big fan of the color black but I like the simplicity of it. I like solid colors rather than prints. Still undecided. After posting this- RETURN.
I didn't see this one when I placed my order but the color is gorgeous and it's the same price! Get $5 off online orders of $50 or more with code: CPM5OFF50
SIZE/FIT: The fit of the XXSP fits nicely. The shoulders are not loose and sits where they should. No gap in the arm holes. And the best part is you can wear a bra! Some maxi styles, it can be tricky. The length is perfect for someone my height but only with tall wedges on. It's a bit long with flats. This dress hangs much better than the Target one.
QUALITY: The pattern is just "meh" for me. Don't love it, don't hate it but do wish it was solid. I was hoping to find a royal blue maxi. The quality is factory quality but still nice. Material is 96% poly and 4% spandex.
VERDICT: I am having trouble figuring out how and when I would wear this. Is it practical for me? Possible return...Between the Ann Taylor and Target- I definitely prefer the AT one.
After writing this post, I have come to a conclusion....maxi dresses are NOT me. So these probably will be returns. If you love max dresses, then these 2 would be great options for you.
Do you own or like maxi dresses?