Visiting Hawaii left me with a unique appreciation for the maxi dress. Itâ€™s long, itâ€™s flowing, and it does have an island feel. While Iâ€™m still quite uncomfortable with the branding term â€“ honestly, do we really need to use the word â€œmaxi?â€ when â€œlongâ€ would suffice? â€“ the dresses themselves are pretty, flowy and fun to wear as long as you donâ€™t get them caught under the wheel of a rolling office chair. Yes, I have done that. Many times.
My challenge with maxi dresses: shoes. If theyâ€™re really long, you might want a slight heel, but high heels and maxi dresses generally look a little odd. So what do you do on days that are just a touch too cold for sandals, or when itâ€™s just not acceptable to bare your feet?