We all love maxi dresses! If you look in my closet I think that more than 80% is filled with the most stunning maxi dresses! I have them in every color, with long sleeves or cute little cap sleeves. Floral prints and deep V-necks. Luckily most boho brands have them in their collection every year, and for good reason. No matter if you like a more boho-chic look or if you prefer a more casual beach look a maxi dress will always work for you. So I've rounded up 6 of my favorite things about boho-style maxi dresses.
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Why we all love bohemian style maxi dresses
They are super comfy
This must be the number one reason to wear a maxi dress! They are just so super comfortable! If you have read my last blog on Things I Refuse To Wear as a Fashion Blogger over 50, you know I'm all about comfort right now. The days I would try to squeeze into a skinny dress being unable to breathe are so over. I want to have freedom in a dress. I want to be able to move and even jump for joy if needed!
They are so feminine
No matter your body type I strongly believe that a maxi dress is for every woman! And, no, you don't need to have a body like Elle Macpherson to look good in a maxi dress too. To be honest I think that having curves even makes the dress look better! So go for it! Are you worried that no brands carry plus-size styles? Don't be! The dresses I'm wearing for this blog all go up to size 20 (AUS). Show off your curves and be proud!
They are good for (almost) every season
I try to wear dresses for as long as possible! From the early spring days to very late into Autumn. For the summer days, I wear lighter rayon fabrics and when the colder days come I chose a thicker fabric and I wear stockings underneath. Most brands will adjust their dresses to the season so you should be able to your favorite dress without any trouble.
They easily go from casual to boho chic
No matter what kind of mood you are in, there is always the right look to create! If you like to go for a casual look just style your dress with a pair of sneakers or flip-flops and a jeans jacket and you are ready to go. If you like to go for a more boho-chic look add some long necklaces, style your dress with a faux leather jacket and go for some beautiful boots. This way you can easily change your look for every occasion!
They come in every color and print
No matter if you love a bold print or if you prefer a one-color dress they just come in every option and print. If you have been following me for a while you know I love the color turquoise and yes I love it when it has a little print too. Flowers, feathers, stars, and stripes I just love it all. The turquoise dress I'm wearing (see above) has some deep orange flowers in the print which gives it that real 70's feeling don't you think?
They cover up your not so sunkissed legs
Especially for a Dutch girl coming from a rainy winter having sunkissed legs is not always an option. I just love to slip into a maxi dress when the first rays of sunlight appear without my milky-white legs sticking out. With a maxi dress, this problem is solved! If it's still too cold for flip-flops just look for a pair of cowboy boots and I'm one happy girl!
This is my ode to bohemian-style maxi dresses! You simply never can have enough is my honest opinion! The turquoise dress I'm wearing is the Kiara Maxi dress from the Salty Crush Collection! Isn't it a total beauty? Drop me a comment below and let me know if you are a maxi dress kinda girl too!
With love & light,
Big thanks to the Salty Crush team for working with me on this blog and thank you for giving me the freedom to create my own boho style as always!
I agree with you in everything that tou wrote ! Most of my days, i am wearing boho dresses , especially because I’m from Brazil and The majority of my days are hot! When The weather changes, I put a jacket or a beautiful Cardigans , little boots ir sneakers , and everything is ok. In Summer days , i love match with my Havaianas sandals. Do tou know this Brand? It’s so classic Beach and city style here!! I love your Instagram and now I’m só happy , because some brands in Instagram in Brazil are selling boho dresses like yours , from the brands that tou used t.o show for us . So this is so exciting for me and I Will Tell you something: I’m deram to have a minimalist closet with 90% with boho dresses witch are best for all the reasons that you Said in blog. Now , I’m recently mother and I want comfy and freedom more than ever!!
I’m so happy to hear that! I am a big lover of maxi dresses too! I just love how easy you can style them and the comfort. Especially when you just became a mum!! xoxo Yvon
What a nice blog post!! I agree with everything you write! I’m a maxi dress lover since I was a teenager and now, at 35, it’s still my very favorite outfit! And as you said, it is SO comfortable!! #teammaxidressforever ! 🙂
I really enjoy you and what you express. Youre cheerful and bright and remind me of a sunbeam. The dresses are fun and pretty and will never be out of style as this type of dressing is now a classic. And surely my real preference. I love clothes and dresses. Never have enough Im afraid !!I moved to the South from New England.It gets so hot here I finally figured dresses.are the way to go. Thanks for the happiness that comes thru you and the clothes you show us. It is sorely needed in this world. God Bless. Nan
100% agree! Maxi dresses let me unleash my inner Victorian lady while still looking chic. I wear them all year round. A long cardi paired with a belt for waist definition, tights and boots gets me through the coldest winter days! Can’t wait for spring! Peace and light to you dear lady, Kim
I am new to maxi dresses, but totally love them. My favs. I feel wonderful and playfully young in them (especially given I am getting close to 50 myself) sitting by the fire here in Canada. I mainly have Spell but now I likely will get some of the Salty Crush dresses you featured.
Ik ben het helemaal met je eens, ik draag bijna alleen maxi jurken en lange rokken, ik voel me er vrij in, vrouwelijk en ik draag ze het hele jaar ideaal. Als het koud is met een dik vest en straks weer zo. Stoer met city cowboy boots en van de zomer met mijn slippers.
And they are soooo comfertable to wear!!! Feels like wearing nothing but floating air <3
Are these true to size? I normally wear a 6-8 so would I need the small?
I think you are the same size I am. I always wear size S in these dresses. I’m 1.78 tall. Hope this helps you. xoxo