I hit a new milestone! While in Target recently, I came across a maxi dress that actually looked like it fit me. Not in that it wasn’t too small/large, but that it wasn’t too long. I’m a measly 5’2″ so most maxi skirts/dresses wind up with fabric in a heap on the floor around my feet – and as much as I may not mind rocking heels, I never want to own something that has to have heels worn with it.
Isn’t it lovely?! I was actually pleased it was a plain grey. I was hoping for a slightly darker fabric (slimming and less likely to show dirt on the long hem), but I definitely didn’t want any horizontal stripes (hello unflattering) or crazy patterns (too exciting for my style).
It even came with a cute studded belt! Unfortunately, I’m still a bit fluffy to wear this dress confidently (it works, though!), and the belt is too small even at my waist. Nevertheless, it’s motivation to continue eating right and hitting up the gym!
My favorite part of this dress, and what makes it most wearable for me, is the tapered hemline. The back of the dress is definitely very long, within an inch of the ground. If I wear flats with this dress, it will undoubtedly get dirty from my shoes hitting it or simply touching uneven ground. However, the front comes up almost to my knees! It makes it much cooler, and much easier to walk in. This is undoubtedly why the dress caught my eye and how it found a home.