As with last summer, long is the preferred length for spring and summer dresses. What I love most about maxi dresses is that they can take a girl from a casual day of shopping and lunch to dinner and drinks with a quick change of accessories. During the day pair your patio dress with flip flops, a scarf, oversized sunglasses and a handbag. For going out, add a bold chunky necklace and a sleek croc clutch, and slip on a pair of pretty peep toe flats in lieu of your flip flops – voila! Ready for a night on the town.
If you haven’t found that perfect patio dress to wear all summer long, here are some of my favorite budget friendly options around the web:
- Frenzii V-neck Empire Waistline Maxi Dress, $108 at Lord & Taylor
- INC Cobalt Blue Patio Dress with Studded Neckline, $89 at Macy’s
- Gypsy 05 Maxi Organic Long Dress, $99 at Singer22 (got this last year and love it)
- Alloy Crochet Maxi Dress, $39.50 at Alloy (biggest bargain in the group!)