If you and I were to bump into each other this past summer, there's a high likelihood that I would be wearing a button down dress that stopped somewhere around the knee. Button down dresses have become somewhat of a uniform because wearing dresses are the absolute easiest thing on earth. It requires no thought of outfit coordination. Sometimes trying to match a shirt and top just takes more effort than I'm willing to give.
|Summer uniform: Buttoned Down Military Style Dress|
But none of my traditional maxi dresses were as classy as the button down. Most often, maxi dresses give off the laid back, casual vibe reminiscent of a tropical vacation getaway. But we sometimes forget the more grown up, feminine version. The one that can be worn to dinner or a social event. The one that makes you stand out from a sea of others wearing distressed skinny jeans. There's something inherently alluring about the woman in a full length dress with just a hint of skin showing.
Best of all, this type of dress will never go out of style because it's not a trend. It's a staple the every woman should have in their closet.