Maxed Out!

With the summer heat waging on it’s almost impossible to wear a layered outfit. My too-nice-for-the-beach maxi dresses have become the main event of my summer wardrobe. I’m always looking for maxis with interesting design detail and of course a reasonable price. This season, Neiman Marcus is carrying a stunning poppy red Ella Moss ‘Stella Side-Slit Maxi Dress’ and it is the perfect design for day to night. I love the buttoned keyhole neckline and gorgeous semi-sheer overlay skirt, however I’m not loving the price. This beaut will make a nice $218.00 dip into your summer spending cash. There’s no need for frowns though thanks to ASOS!

London-based online department store, ASOS, is selling their ‘ASOS Maxi Dress With 70’s Cape Neck Detail’ in fiery orange for $93.34. I love the detail of the cape overlay and keyhole neckline together. The dress ties at the nape of the neck creating an effortless feminine look and adding to the fluid drape of the cape. Another detail I prefer over the Ella Moss ‘Stella’ dress is the skirt does not have a side-slit, making the ASOS dress a more versatile choice. I can just picture this dress with a wide-brimmed woven sun hat and brown leather strappy sandals during the day. For an evening look I’d throw my hair up in a messy bun, add gold and royal blue bangles, and a pair of chunky heeled shoes to play up the 70’s glamour.

These two dresses are both stunning choices but who wants to be maxed out over a maxi?! I’d put the savings toward a new look!


ASOS Maxi Dress With 70’s Cape


Ella Moss Stella Side-Slit Maxi Dress