Everybody, Everywear β€” 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 β€” 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 πŸ˜‰ ) 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. OnΒ  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 β€” “Wear plain white tops to balance your trendy maxi skirts!” all the magazines say β€” 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 β€” I had a maxi dress before they were cool and had it altered to knee length! β€” 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