Gavriella
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10 Maxi-Dresses that Aren't Sugary Sweet and Feminine
So you want to hop on the maxi dress trend, but you don't want to look like a girly princess? I shopped the ten best maxi dresses that you can rock without looking too formal or feminine.

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This satin-meets-sheer dress is a bit of an investment piece here, but is a standalone statement. So long as you can bypass the issue of what bra to wear with it, this hot maxi is lightweight enough for the summer without being a sundress.

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This soft, stretchy knit dress is both comfortable and super sexy. Another challenging piece to pair a bra with, but you'll save on it's lower price here, and the cotton knit means you'll want to wear it all summer. Dress it up with jewelry or wear it bare and let the unique cut speak for itself.

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Despite lace-like crochet, this dress (found here) is anything but precious. The beautiful embroidery is dark and gothic, but the high neck and sleeveless cut keep it modern. Wear over a slip or over beachwear for a bold summer look, or over leggings and a bralette and with rocker booties to carry it into colder weather come fal.

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Another sheer but versatile look is knit dress found here, open to limitless layering possibilities. For the most daring look, wear as the model does over bralet and high-waisted panties, or layer with another slip for a super cool but tough look. If the combat boots are a bit much, pair it with simple sandals or gladiators, and some dainty jewelry.

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This super casual maxi found here isn't girly but isn't super tough, but it's versatile and ever so cool. The slip of leg in the slit is sexy, but the cut is otherwise modest, so it can be worn for a number of occassions: with a simple flat, layered necklaces, and a structured tweed jacket for work, or alone with sandals or boots for an effortless vibe.

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This red dress is both romantic and dark, found here. It could be taken at face value and paired with heels and girly jewerly, or the gothic edge could be embraced as the model wears it, with a statement choker and booties or bold sandals.

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This dress here is perhaps the simplest iteration of the maxi dress, but can be interpreted so many ways. The high square neck is super flattering, and would look great with a statement dress layered over it. Toughen it up with booties and a leather jacket, or enjoy it as its simple self, with basic sandals and barely-there jewelry.

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This 70's inspired maxi found here is perfect for the cooler days of summer and will carry into the fall, with a sexy keyhole but an otherwised covered-up cut for a cool but modest look. Dress it down with booties and sunglasses, or up with heels and delicate studs.

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This breezy dress found here has the coolest cut-outs that are sexy but not too obvious. The revealed calf in the front means you can wear basically any shoes with the dress, and they'll be on full display. Wear a great gladiator to dress it down or tough bootie heels to dress it up.

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This dress (found here) is bohemian with just the right edge. It would go in the direction of feminine if it weren't for the black color and bold cut-out. The revealed skin takes a 70's-inspired silhouette and make it modern, clean, and cool.
3 comments
so in love with this post! that last dress is everything!!! great taste.
2 years ago·Reply
I love the higher necked dresses, it makes my upper body look great!
2 years ago·Reply
high neck dresses are extremely flattering :) @galinda
2 years ago·Reply
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