5 Interesting Maxi Dresses Under $100

Since this year seems to be maxi-palooza 2011, it’s not surprising that I’m pretty overmaxurated. (See what I did there?)

Seriously, maxi dresses are starting to get so, so, so boring. Ooh, look.

Solid color maxi dress with a tier on the bottom.

Oh wow, check out that racerback, jersey maxi dress.

Holy guacamole, I think that maxi dress is belted with a jean jacket over it.

Yes, every single one of those gifs were necessary. I’m ready for some interesting cuts, fabrics, and prints. Here are five maxi dresses that won’t put you to sleep at your desk.


Collective Concepts Kimono Maxi Dress | $79

Yes! No spaghetti straps! Are you shocked? Are you unsure? Confused? Perplexed? Well, relax, because this is a real maxi dress.

No, it’s not for everyone, but you can’t deny the curb appeal of this dress.
THE COLORS. ARE SO. INTENSE. And wonderful. I love the red variations – le swoon!

Bar III Dress | $69

One shoulder dresses aren’t anything new, but the draping, waterfall sleeve on the NOT bare-naked arm sure is pretty…

Vivienne Vivienne Tam Tie Shoulder Dress | 59.99

Tie shoulders are some of the cutest details you can have on a dress.

Are you still awake?

Probably watching Netflix.

4 thoughts on “5 Interesting Maxi Dresses Under $100

  • July 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Ahahaha! Love the gifs!
    Totally feeling you on the boring t-shirt material solid-color maxis. They wash terribly and get nubbies on them so quickly. The one-sleeve Bar III dress is my fave. So elegant!

    • July 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Isn’t it pretty? It would make weird tan lines, but not as weird as that U-back dress…

  • July 15, 2011 at 12:09 am

    The Bebe V-neck has six things going for it:

    1.The bold coloring [LOVE it!]

    2.The deep neck, which [as it were] draws the eye.

    3.The V pattern, in broad stripes, which – with the light on top and the dark at base at the tank portion, holds the drawn eye to accent the positive while minimizing the waistline.

    4.The continued pattern down the dress, which further elongates the wearer’s form [good for women of more solid stature, where most pencil skirts fail.]

    5.The knit fabric itself, which drapes well.

    6.The graduated A-line skirt to the waist, which flatters nearly every figure.

    7.The simple lines to the dress itself, which places the focus on the person wearing the dress, rather than the construction of the dress itself. [I’m not sure how to phrase it, but you’ve seen where it appears that the clothing is wearing the model, rather than the model wearing the clothing, right? The simple style avoids that.]

    8. Even in just looking at the dress, you can see how comfortable it would be to wear in warm summers.

    9. The color palette lends itself to easy accessorizing – any of the basic black, white, gold, silver, or even some shades of brown items already in most “standby” wardrobes would work well with this one.

    10. Minor drawback: “Out of Stock”. Bummer.

    • July 15, 2011 at 2:09 am

      Out of stock, oh no!! That’s too bad. It was definitely in stock when we posted it – maybe there’s some kind of maxi-dress-spree occurring? Maybe it’s an annual, cult thing? So sorry about that!

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