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Maxi Dresses 2016 - Under $300




The Maxi - Spring & Summer







Off on a Spring or Summer sojourn to a far away tropical land or perhaps to a picnic at a local park with friends or maybe an evening cocktail party with a loved one?  If so, think no more! The crowning apparel of the moment spanning all hot weather soiree's is The Maxi Dress.  There is something special about a dress that floats as a doyenne walks, dances or commands the room such as Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons in Game of Thrones (HBO).  By the way, Game of Thrones is one of the best show stopping, hearts pounding dramas on the telly since 2011 to now.  The Grecian column frocks are top of mind and everywhere.  And, Daenerys owns every screen and every moment in a long gown that demands attention and respect on Game of Thrones.  Here are the top three Maxi choices  for upcoming travels abroad, home or attending an upper crust event. 






Emilia Clarke - Daenerys Targaryen



"I am no ordinary woman.   My dreams come true" 

- Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones 



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The Ultimate Casual - Tropical Hues









I.  Casual Classic Comfort:  Step into a vibrant and sun kissed comfortable maxi dress that is bound to keep the wearer cool as the sun settles.  Or wear shopping and out to lunch with the knowledge of being Audrey stylish.  Add drop earrings or just a necklace with sandals and a beautiful lip for instant put together results.



Ralph Lauren 

















"Blue sky, sand in toes, ocean breeze, surfy waves, sun-kissed hair, salty air, beachy tunes and a sunny day - LIFE'S A BEACH!"




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Dance in Vivid Brights 













II. Summer Cocktails:  After a day in the sunshine or perhaps off to a swanky cocktail party pick a dazzling hued maxi made of colorful jersey material.  A simple concoction that flows around the body is unforgettable.  Pair with strappy sandal and drop earrings for effect.



Trina Turk












Eliza J







"Fashion is instant language" - Miuccia Prada


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Princess for Evening - Simply Breathtaking


The Met Gala (2016) - "She Blinded Me with Science" 





Clare Danes - Zac Posen





Nicole Kidman - Alexander McQueen





III.  The Royal Factor:  The annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, a black tie affair is held every year the beginning of May.  The Met Gala opens the latest exhibit for the summer season at the Met.  The theme in 2016 was (Manus x Machina: Fasthion in an Age of Technology) which parlayed into high tech, silver lined and a variety of other outlandish man versus machine apparel to flower the red carpet. Some were just clownish and missed the mark of the theme.  The mavens focused on The Great Gatsby (2013) apparel were memorable and others resembled Johnny Deep in instead of Alice in Wonderland (2010).   Of course, fashionista's that stopped the presses combined classic glamour with a lively and fun twist.  The benefit supports the Met's costume institute. Clair Danes in Cinderella's Zac Posen  glow in the dark gown was simply eye fetching  by day and in the stat-lite in the dark.  More on this Oscars of the east coast in the next blog.   The next step for the Maxi is to wear a concoction that is fit for an evening wedding or black tie event.



Ted Baker















Topshop








"You either know fashion or you don't" - Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in chief and chair of the Met Gala since 1995, oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list, with Vogue staffers. 




The Met Gala - (2016)


Get ready, purchase quality and be poised to add grace and charm to any event when dressed to impress. The Maxi Dress obsession is exceptional for Spring and Summer and here to stay.  Add a smile, pleasant demeanor and sparkling accessories to charm and delight down the street of life. Remember dress up, follow an invitation protocol and notice the doors open or perhaps a Daeneyrs throne is obtained.  As all fashionistas know pride in self appearance creates confidence, esteem and spreads a warm glow of sunshine and grace to all.  


"Apparel combined with classic style speaks a thousand words and can launch a thousands ships.  Those that play the game, don the appropriate apparel always shine and remain unforgettable" 


Forever Chic Style - Kim Hardwick





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