It’s midterms at school, so I figured the easiest way to have content and pass my exams was to have an Ask Belle week. So let’s get started…
As a former skeptic of the maxi dress craze, I’m warming up to the idea of a comfy, go-to that’s cuter than sweats. Can you recommend a few basic black maxis that would be good for a beginner? For context, I’m hoping for something under $100. If you’re short on post ideas, a full maxi dress primer would be supremely useful.
Because I’m spending my summer in heavily air-conditioned classrooms, maxi-dresses are my salvation. If you’re looking to get in on the look, a basic black maxi is a great place to start.
The basic styles for a summer maxi dress are the tank and the short-sleeve dress. I love this alternative tank dress with a racerback. It comes in four lovely, neutral colors and has just the right amount of drape. I also like this Felicity & Coco dress with a blousy top and a slimmer shape. Need a v-neck? Try this LoveAppella dress.
If it’s short-sleeve you’re after, this Splendid dress is a great buy. Splendid is one of my favorite brands for jersey dresses. I also like their v-neck maxi dress with a drawstring waist–it has a very relaxed feel to it.
Plus-size? Try this Calvin Klein sleeveless pleated maxi or this Elementz v-neck sleeveless dress. Petite? This Caslon halter maxi is lovely, as is this short sleeve LoveAppella dress with a side slit. Tall? This short-sleeve Dorothy Perkins dress is nice.