maxi length, maximum chic

The daytime maxi is the new height of chic this fall – and I have Net-A-Porter’s selection to pore over. Cotton, multi-tier gypsy-esque maxi skirts and halter beachtime dresses are heading back into the closet as the weather grows crispier. This doesn’t mean the only time for a floor skimming dress is the evening. Sumptuous jersey maxi dresses and skirts are the perfect pre-fall staple for transitioning into the new temperatures.

In fact, I’m adding to my wardrobe a charcoal gray T by Alexander Wang long sleeve v-neck maxi dress tomorrow when Mr. UPS delivers my black box of sartorial wonder. The maxi dress is a great wardrobe basic that works versatile wonders. With a sleek, tailored blazer or jacket the dress can be dressed up for work or evening while a cropped biker or aviator jacket will add personality and urban chic to the simply luxurious look.

I hesitated when I saw the semi-sheer black version of the same dress so I shied away from buying it. Regret is the only word of the moment as both are sold out on Net-A-Porter. (Hurry to Saks Fifth Avenue for the gray one at least!)

Nonetheless, I’m still looking to add another one or two maxi dresses to my wardrobe. The likely candidate is another T by Alexander Wang piece, but the single cap sleeve and asymmetric cut makes this a killer look for an evening out.

T by Alexander Wang jersey maxi dress $140 from Net-A-Porter

A sheer long sleeve number in black from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s The Row caught my eye at Barneys the other day. Net-A-Porter’s selection includes the gray variant.

The Row jersey maxi dress $375 from Net-A-Porter

For a sportier take on this autumn must-have style, Acne’s hooded jersey maxi dress in a season-appropriate forest green looks with strong high-high ankle boots or booties and an urban cropped jacket.

Acne hooded jersey maxi dress $270 from Net-A-Porter

Just as versatile as the maxi dress is the maxi skirt. Hands down, Rick Owens Lilies has the best maxi skirt for maximum length, chic, and sexiness.

Rick Owens Lilies maxi skirt $695 from Net-A-Porter


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