Style at a Certain Age is a lifestyle blog by Beth Djalali dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty.
last week, i told you why i’m still dress obsessed this summer. it was so much fun to go through the archives and pick out my favorite summer dresses from last summer, that we decided we’d make a whole week out of it. we’re launching dress week here on the blog, and all week i’m featuring my favorite dresses from this summer. today, we’re talking why i love summer dresses: the maxi dress.
in Athens it can get hot. although we’ve had a mild summer so far, there are days where pants—whether they be jeans or slacks—are just too hot. shorts are an obvious alternative, but not every woman of a certain age loves shorts as much as i do. that’s where the dress comes in. there are so many styles and fabrics to choose from. from sheath to a-line; tweed to denim; the possibilities are endless. what’s your favorite type of dress to wear during the summer heat?
i’m loving this new satin ruched maxi dress from Banana Republic. the fabric is divine. and i chose the muted olive green because of my skin tone, but the dress is also carried in a golden yellow which is quite striking. add some metallics for some subtle class; or add a patterned scarf for visual interest. there are so many interesting ways to elevate a summer dress.
earlier this spring, we talked about dressing up when you’re feeling down. it’s such a good way to get out of those ruts which seem to be more prevalent these days. and there’s no easier way to get dressed up than in a, well, dress. the maxi dress is one of my personal favorites: so airy, making it perfect for those warm summer days. but also so classy and chic—perfect for evening drinks on the patio.