Oct 18, 2010

Lookbook: Maxi-mum

An easy outfit for the end of summer.  It is virtually impossible to find a maxi that I do not have to get shortened and who would've thought that Target would've had it!  When I passed by this pretty ombre dress, I had to see if it would fit and I was more than surprised to find that the length was just right!  I ended up buying it in pink too because finding a maxi that fits just right is like finding jeans that fits just right.  It just doesn't happen often!  

What I'm Wearing
Dress: from Target
Bandeau: Forever 21
Sandals: Franco Sarto
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The problem with strapless dresses is that I always end up pulling them up all day long.  I added the bandeau to add additional coverage as well as helping with the slippage problem.  Problem solved and the added pop of color was a bonus!


Shop the Lookbook
Xhilaration Juniors Smocked Back Maxi Dress
I got mine last summer but check out this one for only $8!

This one looks really short on the model so may be ankle length for shorties like me!
 
Loving the print of this one!

I have a whole collection of bandeau bras to wear under strapless dresses.  As long as you're not planning on running they provide great support too!
Annette Swappers Reversible Bandeau Bra
I like to get different colors to add an accent to what I'm wearing.  This one is even reversible so you get two colors in one.

 Hanky Panky Lace Bandeau
I have a few lace ones that I like to wear underneath tops that are too low cut.  It's so much better than worrying about flashing someone!

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or you could go for one that's more like a real bra and probably provides a bit better support than those fashion-y ones above.
Sam Edelman 'Gigi' Sandal
I think maxi dresses look best when worn with flats.  Wedges can work as well but I'm not a big fan of wedges so I go for the flat sandals.  I really like these ones that are very simple but comfortable.  I shoot a lot of destination weddings wearing sandals similar to these!

24 comments:

  1. Oh I love how the color changes in it making it super chic.
    Sigh, why don't we have Target in Denmark?
    I hope everything is ok with the baby!
    <3 Nicole Lisa
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  2. Adding a bandeau underneath is a great idea. I am always afraid of wearing strapless for the same reason. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. Such a great color and love the gradient color. Thanks for the bandeau picks!

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  4. loving the peek a boo bandeau look :)

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  5. What a great idea with the bandeau underneath!

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  6. That's funny...I have the hardest time finding ones that are long enough AND I got lucky finding one in the Spring at Target. It was great for cruising/swim suit cover up.

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  7. It is in deed very diffitult to find the perfect lengt! but still I loe maxi dresses they are so fab and easy to wear! Looking adorbs as always ;)

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  8. Did you wear this this weekend? I was just in Seattle and it was freezing!

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  9. Great idea with the Bandeau top under a strapless dress to prevent slipping. I will have to try that because i have the same problem. Your pictures make me want summer back in Seattle! How do you style your fall fashion wardrobe?
    xoxo

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  10. So cute!! This weather is just crazy for fall!

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  11. love your maxi dress!nice outfit!love the color...

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  12. What a great maxi find Tiffany!! I also love how you layered it with the bandeau. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

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  13. wow...nice find from target indeed~~

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  14. I love the added color in the bandeau - it adds something special to the outfit :)

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  15. You look so thin in that dress...It fits you perfectly !
    And I have major hair envy watching your curls ...

    Caro xxx

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  16. It's so great that you found a Maxi dress that is just the right length! I'm still looking! Also, you look beautiful in that dress.

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  17. I love how you're wearing a maxi dress in the middle of October!

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  18. You look so elegant and casual all at the same time. Beautiful!

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  19. Brilliant! Slippage problems coupled with my lack of height would always steer me away from a dress like that, but it looks stunning on you. The pop of color just completes it. Bravo!

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  20. Nice job with the bandeau - the color pop really works!!!

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  21. wow, that so does not look like a target dress. great find!

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  22. so pretty! i like that you wore the neon bandeau under

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