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Wearing our Maxi Dress for a Dressy Occasion

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

Wearing our Maxi Dress for a Dressy Occasion

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.

And don’t forget to check out if we succeeded in wearing them as part of a smart outfit, and a casual outfit.

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

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: 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.

Dress: Boston Proper (similar here)~~Shoes: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here in gold)

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

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: 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.

Dress: (similar here)~~Jacket: Laura Ashley (similar here)~~Shoes: Prima (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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

Charlotte (70+) Outfit:  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!

Dress: R & K (similar here)~~Blouse: Fred David (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Shoes: Old Navy (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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)