If you’re like us, then the shift from winter to spring has you dreaming in maxi dresses. The fashion world is obsessed with maxis and so are we. There’s just something opulent about feeling long lengths of fabric swirl around your legs as you walk. Even better if you’re walking across fresh, bright green grass with the warm spring sun shining on your skin. The breeze blows, birds chirp, and flowers bloom (preferably on your dress).
But what to do when spring just hasn’t yet sprung like you had hoped? What can you do when a Nor’easter or a torrential downpour sneaks into your weekly forecast? The answer is layer up. We take this as an excuse to be opulent.
Firstly, we still have no idea why someone would give up this gorgeous maxi dress. Usually to find something this on-trend we rely on cyclical fashion, like the sudden revival of 90s slip dresses and 70s prairie dresses. Even more perplexing is that this bold beauty is totally unlabeled, so we have no idea who the designer is or what sort of store it originally came from.
In any case, Britt decided this would be the perfect occasion to go for opulence. To achieve a similar look, layer on some necklaces, and add a lace underskirt and floral fishnets for some peek-a-boo intrigue as you walk. Plus a wool Ralph Lauren blazer and block heel booties to tell the world “Yes, I know how cold it is still, so check out my sensible choices!”
Black Peacock Maxi Dress
From Goodwill Santa Rosa: $8.99
Compare to new for $110 from Macy’s or $70 from H&M.