Maxi Dress 3 (Casual Wear)

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Maxi dress for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Maxi Dress for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Wear

Quote of the day: “The past suggests what can be, not what must be.  It shows not all of what is necessary, but some of what is possible.”  Howard Zinn

Wearing the maxi dress for a casual affair could be the hardest for us older folks, depending on your perspective.  At least for me, the thought of wearing a long dress invokes thoughts of formal affairs.  But since times have changed, I think the long dress is a fabulous option for everyday, especially for women who don’t like to show bare legs, yet want to stay cool in the hotter months!  You can view the same dress worn for two other occasions in the previous posts: the dressy version (here) and the appointment version (here).

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50’s Maxi Dress: Throwing a sweatshirt over anything is a recipe for casualness, right?  It’s also a good way to keep warm in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store!

Dress: Boston Proper (similar here)~~Sweatshirt: Gap (similar here) ~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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60’s Maxi Dress: Nancy found this tunic at Marshall’s.  Putting a tunic over a maxi dress can be another good option for longer shirts and still look in proportion (don’t you think?).

Dress: (similar here)~~Tunic: Carolyn Taylor (similar here)~~Shoes: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

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70’s Maxi Dress:  I figured some flat sandals and a cardigan make the outfit fairly relaxed.  Mom made the tassel for her necklace out of embroidery floss (she has two other colors too)!

Dress: R & K (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Shoes: Sonata (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Thanks and happy reading!!  Show me your maxi!!!

The casual maxi dresses are so easy to find.  Here are a small sampling under $41

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All charming and flattering outfits. Great way to make use of maxi-dresses. Your sweatshirt over a dress is particularly appealing. Nancy’s tunic over her black dress is very chic. Charlotte’s cardi is such a pretty shade of yellow – like pale sunlight.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!
      I must admit that I have certainly gotten more creative about layering since I started blogging! I’m sure some of this would have never crossed my mind years ago!!

  • liferedesign101

    The Maxi is also a way for me to camouflage my arthritic knees, and I really can’t wear a shorter dress anymore. I am glad they are in style! I will be wearing one to my nieces’s wedding soon.

    • They are a fabulous alternative to pants for those who don’t want to show legs!!! Glad you “drank the kool-aid”!

  • Lovely ladies! Great read!

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  • These dresses are lovely and you all look beautiful.
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  • These ladies look awesome in these dresses, good job!
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  • I’d show you my maxi…if it still fit! Actually. I only have maxi skirts, no maxi dress because I sold it. 😉 You all look great, as always! Have a great 4th!
    Darlene
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