I mean, have you lived through an Oklahoma summer? Then you understand where I’m coming from on the “less is more” idea for summertime dressing.
Then I got a maxi dress, and I completely understood the concept. Although usually long and utilizing more fabric than, say, shorts, it was flowing. It’s designed for a good amount of ventilation, if you will, which is awesome to catch what little breeze there is. It’s casually dressy and great for transitioning from pool party to happy hour to dinner or a movie.
They come in a variety of cuts and styles, so although your bottom half will be covered and breezy, your top half can have some fun and show off your tan — or, if you’re like me, lack thereof.
Located in Nichols Hills, Ruth Meyers (6471 Avondale; 842-1478) has a new inventory of adorable summer dresses, including maxis. If you are seeking spots, you’ll love the sweetheart-neckline, spaghetti-strap maxi.
Want something brighter?
Consider the bright pink, scallopedfront maxi with a scoop neckline and wider strap. It’s equally as cute. It all just depends on what occasion you’ll be wearing the dress for.
For colors and styles that range from beachwear to an evening out, Balliets (5801 N.W. Grand; 848-7811) in Classen Curve has an incredible selection of maxis suitable for any occasion. Check out the brightly colored cover-ups or the sassy and elegant asymmetrical maxi that shows just the right amount of skin.
In Edmond, check out Pink Sugar Shoe Boutique (1389 E. 15th; 359- 0044), because it has more than shoes in-store. Find several solid maxis with thin, summer straps.
If you’re still Thundering up — as you should be — Erin Royce Clothing (7314 N. Western; 608-0148) has the perfect dress-up/dress-down maxi with a playful keyhole neckline. It’s black, blue and orange-striped, and would look good on just about anyone!
From pool-ready to date night with your honey or a night out with the girls, look glam and stay cool. Let’s shop, OKC!