Maxi Dress for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Dressy Wear
Quote of the day: “You never know what’s going to happen. You have to live in the moment.” Jennifer Lopez
If you live long enough every style comes back to its glory, although sometimes with a different name. The maxi dress is no exception. It is again all the rage for all age groups. In my household as a kid, we called them long dresses, and I loved wearing them because of the flowy silhouette! It’s funny, because when they came back in style, I thought, “nah…I’m not going to wear that again.” But considering it’s versatility, I think it’s perfect for us older ladies! I’ll start by styling the maxi dress for dressy occasions, since a longer dress is usually thought of as more formal.
50’s Maxi Dress: After my friend gave me this dress (thanks Linda), I had to alter it. I closed up the neckline somewhat and shortened the length of the dress about 3 inches. I added a necklace, a silver bracelet and some heels to dress it up.
60’s Maxi Dress: Adding a sparkly jacket & heels, dresses up this short sleeve long dress. And by adding the jacket it makes the outfit perfect for any over air-conditioned place.
70’s Maxi Dress: I had mom wear a silky, white blouse over her dress like a lightweight jacket. Her dress needs a belt for some waist shaping, so we used a clear one here with the buckle in the back!
Thanks and happy reading!! Do you love the maxi?
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There are an abundance of maxi dresses available. I picked out some “dressier” ones! (And under $70)