Thursday, June 11, 2009

To the Max and Contest Winner!

I. First things first! The winner of CC’s Chickdowntown.com Tolani Scarf Giveaway (chosen via random.org) is the lovely Jennifer of I know, right?. Congratulations, darling!
II. It’s a long story, darlings! Maxis are back!
Runway love at left: Stella McCartney Resort, via style.com.
3.1 Phillip Lim striped chiffon dress; this and next five at net-a-porter.com.
By Malene Birger Montoya Nairobi silk dress.
Chris Benz Cameron floor length colorblock dress.
Mint Jodi Arnold embellished watercolor floral dress.
T-Bags jersey v-neck maxi dress ~ CC loves!
Tory Burch India silk dress.
Gestuz abstract print satin maxi dress, at asos.com.
Deal of the Day: Oasis silk scarf print halter dress, $85 at asos.com.
Catherine Malandrino green keyhole dress; this and next six at shopbop.com.
Mara Hoffman India dress.
Ella Moss Olive dress with eyelet banding.
Milly Indian Trellis strapless dress with cascading ruffle.
Nieves Lavi printed silk jersey halter dress.
T-Bags strapless printed empire waist dress.
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent tiered sweetheart neckline dress.
Gypy 05 silk tube dress; this and next at chickdowntown.com.
M Missoni tulip maxi dress.
Twelve by Twelve dip dye maxi dress, at forever21.com.
Tibi Monarch Grove strapless dress, at shoptwigs.com.
Foley + Corrina rainbow dress, at revolveclothing.com.
Fashion Flashback: British Vogue, March 2005.
Which is your fave, darling?
xoxox,
CC

74 comments:

NutriGirl said...

I love maxi dresses, they are so feminine. Unfortunately, I cannot wear them as am a bit too short and they make me look like a Russian doll rather than a delicate petal. :) x

Savvy Mode SG said...

lucky gal. i adore the christ benz color block dress.

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

the stella and phillip lim are my favs! and bummer, i wanted the scarf :)

closeup said...

I'm desperately searching for a Maxi-skirt! Until now I could't find one I really like. But I'm definitely into some of your proposals! Thanks!

janettaylor said...

Congrats to the winner! :)

I love these maxis, but I can't wear too, because I'm a short girl. :)

XoXo

Funms-the rebirth said...

I love maxi dresses.....and the elegance that comes with them and Victoria Secret always has a lot of beautiful affordable ones.....
congrats to the winner

Brunch at Saks said...

Gorgeous! I love the maxi because a) they are so forgiving :) and, b) they are so comfortable on a hot summer day.

Lovely post :)

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Congrats Jennifer, the 3rd dress reminded me of the Denver Broncos!

HEK said...

I'm soo ready for maxi's. How sweet and relaxing to wear:)

tiltumaria said...

thanks!! I know I'm in love with that Balmain jacket... too bad it's "a bit" out of my budget... ;)
xxx

Amazing Style said...

i am not very fond of long dresses but i would definetly wear these. congrats cc for the beautiful posts!

Diane said...

i'm in serious love with most of those maxi dresses. and i really have no idea why i don't own one...i NEED to get one.

Wanderlusting said...

I LOVE MAXIS!

Can I please please say that every girl that thinks they are too short for maxis is WRONG!

I am SHORT! I am 5'5" and EVERYTIME I wear a Maxi, people comment on either A) how slim I look or B) how tall I look. Without fail!

So please people, everyone can wear a maxi - big, small, tall, short, it looks good on everyone!

Don't believe me? Come look on my blog! I'm short AND big!

That wee rant aside, I have to say that the Foley and Corrina one and the Gypy 05 silk tube dress, are so awesome!!!

Would buy them, but I just got a yellow maxi today from Urban Outfitters :)

Fashion Moment said...

The last dress is adorable! It's can be very, very feminine!
Have a great day, darling!

FM~FP~AF

Wanderlusting said...

In fact, I'm just gonna have to make a post on how everyone looks good in a maxi!

leeselooks said...

i'm in the market for a maxi!


IN LOOOVE with stella resort. isn't it incredible??!!
ah.

xxxx

Amazing Style said...

i'm glad you do. it's twice as healthy than the banana and it's more eficient in the battle against cancer.

Sher said...

I'm for the Cameron colorblock! Sooo bright and cheerful. Perfect for summer!

NutriGirl said...

Hello, darling! Wow... It's only been an hour and already so many comments... :) Just thought I'd drop you a line to thank you for adding me to the "important list". :) Have a nice day! xxx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

lovely maxis! I'll have to have one this summer!

Fell4fashion said...

I want them all!! Please, can I have them all?? :)

The Seeker said...

Congratulations to the winner.

Oh I'm such a big fan of maxis.... since I'm not very tall but I'm not petite I think I can pull them off.
Just a question are just maxis dresses that come back or maxi skirts too?

Thank you for such always great posts, CC

xoxo

pranksygang said...

the white dress is beautiful! i loved it....

TheBeautyFile said...

the t bags feathery one & the one with the cool cut out sleeves...i lost count & can't seem to figure out what's what!!

Puebla Chic said...

cant wait to have mine... specially for this summer

TheBeautyFile said...

Ok, I got it, the Mara Hoffman, but I just looked it up and it's over $600....hello, recession much??

lisa said...

When they first came out I wasn't a huge fan, but they've grown on me since then. It's a very casual glam look for summer! I like the Gestuz abstract print number.

Gisela said...

I so do love maxi dresses, especially being a mom, I can't always prance around in spikes and leather..lol! Love the post!
xo!
-Gisela
www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

polishedsense said...

You really know how to find the IT items Carrie! I love your picks! Another great post lady. Thanks for sharing! Love the Maxi's btw :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love maxis, they fit right in with my comfy yet chic aesthetic as of late.

I agree, EVERYONE looks great in a maxi! I'm only 5'4 and I've found they're quite flattering!

Yay great post CC! XOXO

WendyB said...

Love the drama of the last photo.

Jennifer said...

Gahhh I was having such a horrible, terrible, miserable day and then I saw your message that I won!! Yay! Thanks, Carrie!! :)

And I love those dresses, especially the brightly colored ones. I wish I was tall so I could wear them properly (well, without them dragging on the floor, haha).

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

My mom is buying maxi dresses like they are going out of style.

Marian said...

congrats to contest winner! love maxi dresses, there is something so luxurious but unrushed about them in an easy but dressed up way.
Love the Stella blue one! it is gorge, the Gypsy 05 is so effortless!
muah x
marian

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Did I ever mention I LOOOOOVE
maxi dressed?
Can´t live without them ;)

Beautiful Blessings!
Hugs
Martina

DaisyChain said...

congrats to the winner!

I can't wait for the weather to be good enough for wearing my maxi.

Erika said...

Congratulations to the winner!

J'adore the T-Bags Jersey V-Neck Maxi Dress. So gorgeous!

mysterious style said...

thank sweety for your com, he is gone in my heart! ^^
i love the last dress! gorgeous!

dapper kid said...

Congratulations to Jennifer :) I have always loved maxi dresses, a lot of my friends hate them, but I think they look perfect for summer. I love that Catherine Malandrino dress, it's simple but so beautiful. And wow, the print of that Tibi dress towards is the end is so amazing!

Fifi Flowers said...

TOO short for this look... le sigh! Orrrr maybe if I was RAIL thin it would look alright... NEVER going to get taller... le sigh!

E said...

That Foley dress is divine.

Hanako66 said...

oh cc, I love them all!

Make Do Style said...

I'm with you on the Tbags one - perfect!

down and out chic said...

oooh i'm jealous but congrats to jennifer!

OceanDreams said...

I love maxi dresses too, and that rainbow one at the end is too pretty. I bought a tie dyed blue and grey maxi dress and it is so comfortable and sexy to wear by the beach! Great blog entry. XoXo. Can't wait to wear my dress again now!

hope505 said...

May I have one of each of these, please? A maxi always manages to look elegant AND comfortable! Genius!

Tiffany said...

I recently discovered how much I love maxi dresses. they are so great, the only thing is I have to hem every one that i buy.

Brigadeiro said...

As you can probably tell, LOVE maxi dresses, the first dress, by Stella McCartney, is my favourite, absolutely beautiful & elegant! :)
xx

Morena G.Y. said...

Aww Carrie these dresses are beautiful.

How are you? Haven't gotten in touch in a while. :)

mode.ulation said...

I love the T-bags dress most! Great selection u have here =]

Dream Sequins said...

I am way too self-conscious to wear the maxi dress. I'm short! But I do love the pink tube dress. Lovely degrade colors!

Keith said...

Those are all beautiful. Great photos. I hope your week has been a good one. The weekend is almost here.

Carol said...

I am loving that deep purple one

Nicole Marie said...

i really dont know if i can pull off a maxi but even if i could they're all still to short and look really awkward on me because they're not long enough!!

*Dith* said...

*sigh* those maxi dresses are sooo beautiful.

TigerLily said...

Congrats to the winner!
And i love the maxi dresses that you posted carrie.. Makes me want to buy one ^o^


xoxo,
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

Amelia said...

These are so lovely! I have yet to come across the perfect maxi dress in the stores...

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

I was never a fan of the maxi dress but these look gorgeous. I actually love the 'Gestuz abstract print satin maxi dress, at asos.com' one.

Thanks for your reply. I never realised you could see editorial and photo shoots there. Thank you. x

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LOVE THE LAST!! (the green)

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Sara Li said...

Wow i love the last pic from Vogue!!
X

Fashion and more said...

Love the one at the bottom right, the whole composition is great !

FrouFrouu said...

when it's boiling hot, maxis are ALWAYS my go to outfit. i want all of them - amazing selection as always :)

- frouu/ nadia

stylewithbenefits said...

After 20 plus years of swearing off maxi dresses because I'm on the short side, I now love them! In fact, I'm wearing one to a wedding next weekend.. like the 2nd time I'm wearing a long dress. :) Fab selection as usual!!

xo, Becs

Suzanne said...

what an amazing dresses! omg!
xx

...love Maegan said...

oh the Corrina Rainbow!!!

Jojo said...

I love maxi dresses but am yet to own one. I'm struggling to find a statment one iin my budget..
Love Jojo xx
http://josclothes.blogspot.com/

knitkicks said...

I THINK YOU MUST HAVE LIKE A COMMENT MAGNETIC OR SOMETHING!
LOVE THE MAXI DRESSES, NOW IF ONLY I WEREN'T SHORT, PERHAPS THEN I COULD PULL IT OFF

Supercalifragi Fashion said...

i loveee the last photo, with the greenish dress, but i think masi dresses won't fit me well..

xoxo romylicious.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I am DYING for that Philip Lim number. Gorgeous! I heart maxis.

Eda said...

Beautiful dresses!

Chessa! said...

omg--gorgeous dresses!!! I love every single one and I am so on the hunt for (more) maxi dresses this season that this post comes just in time. congratulations to the lucky contest winner!!! and btw, I'm loving the shorts that you posted today too...I'm all over the shorts this summer. I'm not really one to wear them bc I have this stupid thing about my legs but I'm getting more comfortable with them upon seeing such an awesome selection! have a lovely weekend! xx

Gabbi said...

What lovely dresses! I want I want... :)

And congratulations to the winner, such amazing giveaways dear CC!xo

Trixy said...

Ah, i'm in love with the Philip Lim and Chris Benz dresses!

Little Bow Prep said...

I wish I were taller so I could wear maxi dresses!