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).
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!
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?).
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)!
Thanks and happy reading!! Show me your maxi!!!
The casual maxi dresses are so easy to find. Here are a small sampling under $41