Sizzling Summer Party Dresses – Try a Maxi!

pool party Break out the Margeritas and put on the shish-kabobs. Summer is here and so is party time. What will you wear to that backyard bbq or weekend pool party that you’ve been invited to?

Pants can be hot and boring, and shorts don’t always feel right. So, what about a maxi dress?

They’re really popular right now and are a fresh way to look fabulous if you’re the host of the party or simply a guest.

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Maxi Dresses – Appropriate For An Afternoon Wedding?

Dear Deborah,

I’m going to a summer afternoon wedding and I’d like to wear a maxi dress, but I have no idea what kind to choose. Also, I’m 5’3″ and wonder if this style would even work for me? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Melissa

Hi Melissa,

Yes, A maxi dress is a wonderful choice for an afternoon wedding, but here’s the catch. You have to be careful you don’t pick a maxi that is 1) too casual or 2) too sexy for the affair.

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Fetching Floral Dresses Signal Spring is Here!

purple and white floral spring dress

It's barely spring and the flowers are already blooming... in the stores at least. Feminine dresses in pretty floral patterns are everywhere. One of the most popular styles is the classic … Continue Reading

Safari Style Clothing- The New Chic

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  Safari style clothing is far from new but this spring, it's back in a fresh and modern way. How do you wear it?  Try: Monchromatic safari - all one color or slightly varying shades of … Continue Reading

7 Color Block Dresses That Slim and Shape

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Color has the power to slim and shape and that's why color block dresses are still so popular. Strategically placed colored panels whittle your waist, shave inches off your thighs and create optical … Continue Reading

Maxi Dresses To Cover Your 40+ Arms

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Hi Deborah, I love maxi dresses! I remember wearing them in the 60's and 70's. My daughter always tells me, "If you wore the style the first time around, you shouldn't wear it when it comes … Continue Reading

Custom Fit Dresses For Women Over 40 – Dress Mavens


Longtime friends Nadine Moffatt and Paulina Zimakas shared a love of fashion and well-fitting dresses, but found shopping off the rack impossible.  One size did not fit all. Tired of endless … Continue Reading

Amazing Lace! – 5 Pretty Lace Party Dresses

purple lace holiday party dress

If you're stuck on the outdated notion that wearing lace at 40, 50 and beyond will make you look like your grandma, then you need rethink that. Lace continues to be strong for the holiday season … Continue Reading

So Right Now – The Midi Skirt

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Have you noticed that skirt lengths are slowly shifting?  Over the last few seasons there's been a gradual increase in the number of  longer, ladylike hemlines. Everyone from preppy-chic Kate Spade to … Continue Reading