Everybody, Everywear — Maxi

Have you all heard of the event Everybody, Everywear? I don’t remember how I stumbled across it, but I’m in love with the idea. Basically, they pick a pattern or item of clothing that everyone has to wear, then post pictures. How cool is that?

I’m cheating a little, because I didn’t actually wear this outfit today; I wore it Sunday, because today was a dress-up-for-work day — blouse and slacks. But, I still wore a maxi look for the first time, so I’m sharing anyway.

The brilliance of this: that is not a skirt. That’s actually the dress that started my dress obsession, the first one I saw in a Heritage 1981 window and knew I had to have. Sadly, these days it’s not fitting me as well (or maybe I’m just becoming aware of the fact that it never fit me well 😉 ) I used to wear it as a standard tube dress, with a brown or navy tank top under it to make it school-appropriate.

Sunday, though, I just wasn’t feeling it. On  a whim, I pulled it down around my waist, and, lo and behold, I loved the way it looked. I swapped my brown one for a white one — “Wear plain white tops to balance your trendy maxi skirts!” all the magazines say — and put on my leather sandals to keep it laid-back.

I didn’t think I could pull off the maxi trend, because I’m so short — I had a maxi dress before they were cool and had it altered to knee length! — but I think this works. It’s not true maxi, more tea length, but it’s still longer that I usually go, and I loved the way I felt wearing it. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for more tube dresses to wear as skirts, because I think that might be a good solution for us petite girls who want to try maxi without paying for alterations. Cheers!

Maxi Skirt/Dress | Everybody, Everywear

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Monique Zuman
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 22:34:43

    I am loving that skirt!! Such a pretty design!
    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

    Reply

    • MG
      Apr 12, 2011 @ 22:44:28

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorites — kind of plaid, but not really, and basic colors combined in a very not-basic way. Heritage 1981! Forever 21’s slightly more hipster sister store. Always a great source of clothes.

      Reply

  2. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:59:37

    You wore your semi maxi perfectly! 😀 Cute!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I´m giving away a $100 beauty gift card for YSL, Chanel… etc products. Wanna join in on the fun? ;D

    Reply

    • MG
      Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:03:54

      Thanks! I loved the look, too!
      I’ve added you on Bloglovin’ and Twitter, but I don’t really enter giveaways. Thanks though!

      Reply

  3. Elaine A
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 16:23:46

    Ha cool great way to wear a dress! It’s great that you found a way to make that piece more versatile.

    Reply

  4. Linda W
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 21:16:06

    Funny how fits change over time…
    I’m glad you thought to try it around your waist as a dress. Great creativity.
    Thanks for joining us at EBEW!

    Reply

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