Maxi dresses are loved by women everywhere because of their ability to combine comfort, versatility and style. For summer 2011 having a few "go to" dresses is great to stay stylish for all of your summer activities. Whether you are going to an outdoor barbeque, a summer concert or a romantic date, the maxi dress is an excellent selection. For summer 2011, fashion is all about accentuating your curves and showing off your best features. Maxi dresses provide a sense of reassurance for women who do not feel comfortable wearing short styles. The fabric also makes the dress move and flow smoothly with every step.
Maxi summer dresses for 2011 come in a wide variety of styles and colors. The Petite Silk Habotai Maxi dress by Ann Taylor is the perfect accent for summer. The dress is complete with an empire waist , adjustable spaghetti straps and an elegant flow of ruffles that make the dress ideal for a romantic summer date or a long walk along the beach with someone you love. The dress comes in a variety of colors, including Cherry Tomato, Everglade and Windsurf and Deep Violet. The Windsurf Maxi dress would look beautiful accented with aquamarine jewels, or a pair of turquoise earrings. It is available through Ann Taylor for $168. This is a dress that you can wear again and again and feel like you are wearing a brand new style, due to its classic design.
If you like a lot of bold colors to stand out on your dress, the Printed Halter Maxi from Neiman Marcus is an excellent choice. This dress is not for the woman that is afriaid of a lot of colors. The halter combined with the A-line flare of the dress make it a sophisticated look for an evening summer cocktail party or night out with the girl.
A dress that is a "must wear with confidence" is the Gray Antics Knit Maxi Dress from Urban Outfitters. The dress is rib knit, which makes it ideal for a hot summer, and would also double as a chic cover up for a bikini. Pair with some netural or black clogs and a summer tote and you will be the best dressed at your summer soiree. it is available for $175 and is only available online.
The best dressed for summer know how to add the right pops of color and glam without overspending or being out of their comfort zone. The Hanky Hem Maxi Dress by Baby Phat is a perfect example. Available in a luscious Hot Magenta that is sure to get noticed, as well as Creme de Violet, this dress shows off your curves with a rouched bustline and flowing skirt. The Hanky Hem Maxi Dress also has a faux diamond encrusted broach that gathers in the center of the rouching. This dress would be perfect for a hot night of summer salsa dancing, or to wear to an elegant outdoor concert. Because the colors are so bold, you don't need to wear a lot of accessories. The jeweled accessory of the dress would go well with a simple tennis bracelet or a pair of Grecian inspired sandals that having matching jewels. Remembering to keep it simple will make this dress spectacular, not matter where you decide to wear it.
You can keep your maxi simple and casual by purchasing any one of Old Navy's jersey knit V-line maxi dresses. The bust holds an empire waist with a straight skirt, available in black and fuscia. Throw it on for a walk on the beach, or an afternoon trip to the lake with your friends. Pair it with some modern day pearls (to the bust) and a pair of jeweled flip flops and you have created a trendy summer look. This dress can also be paired with a fitted denim jacket for unseasonably cold summer days. For such a great dress, you are truly saving, with the dress starting at only forty dollars.
To give whole new meaning to what the maxi dress is, the Gypsy Acid Washed Denim Maxi Dress by Saks Fifth Avenue is a show stopper. It carries all of the classic pieces of a maxi dress; double spaghetti straps, a sweetheart neckline and a gorgeous flowing A-line skirt that moves. The acid washed denim tone is displayed on the dress in hues of black and gray that stand out against summer's usual tones. It is a definite must have.