Any clothing item that can be worn multiple ways is a winner in my book. When I saw these button down maxi dresses being worn on social media I was intrigued, because it could be worn as a dress or as a kimono/duster type sweater. Genius! After looking at a ton of reviews and finding a print that I liked, I got this fun, bright floral print from Amazon. It is a little long, but with wedges, it’s perfect.
I love that the buttons don’t go all the way down, but you can also button or leave unbuttoned as many as you want depending on how much leg you want to show. I won’t lie, buttoning them all up is a pain, but they’re super easy to button because the button holes are elastic so you won’t be painstakingly trying to button/unbutton the dress. I have had dresses before with annoying buttons and I promptly stopped wearing them because they were too much of a hassle.
I wore it both as a dress and as a kimono during my photoshoot with Lauren back in June. I like it both ways, but I’d probably wear it more as a dress. I wore it just last week out and about to hang out with my friend and it was so easy to move around in and just hang out.
Apologies in advance for the overload of photos, but I just loved how these all turned out!
Dress: Amazon (here) | Wedges: DSW | Tank Top: Old Navy | Denim Shorts: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s
Isn’t the print so pretty for summer? Like I said there are a bunch of colors and prints to choose from and they go in and out of stock so if you don’t see your size in what you want, just wait! But I will say that I usually wear a small and this print was sold out in small. I didn’t have time to wait, so I got the medium and it fits me perfectly besides being a bit long but I’m not sure a smaller size would’ve effected the length.
The dress is super comfortable and has smock detailing for an elastic stretch at the waist. There is a tie, but it’s not a drawstring – it’s mostly just for show, but it’s nice to have something at the waist to give the dress a bit more definition.
So how do you like this better – as a maxi dress or as a kimono?
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