Three Reasons Why You Need a Maxi Skirt

Three Reasons Why You Need a Maxi Skirt
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Three Reasons Why You Need a Maxi Skirt

Alright my party people – Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you’ve spent the long weekend relaxing by the pool or beach with a drink in hand, soaking up the rays of warm sunshine.  Sadly, Richmond decided to be a total party pooper and rain through Saturday and Sunday, but it was all good in the hood, because if you read my post on Friday, you’ll know I was busy renovating my home!  It’s coming along, and I couldn’t be more excited about the progress!  (I gotta give a shoutout to my girl Olivia.  Not only did she and her husband come to help me move furniture and paint, but she also took these photos for me – very last minute, I might add.  I’m so grateful for friends like her!)

Now let’s get to the good stuff!  I recently received this stunning maxi skirt from Chicwish, and upon styling it, had the sudden thought, “why don’t I wear these more often?”  I came to the conclusion that while maxi dresses are all fine and dandy (and I truly love them), maxi skirts are on a whole other level; for three reasons – and these are the reasons why you need to get one … like, now.

1) They give you SHAPE

While maxi dresses are beautiful and elongating, they can sometimes be a bit shapeless.  With maxi skirts, you’re guaranteed to be cinched in at the waist, no matter what kind of top you pair with them.  I chose this open knit to wear with my skirt, and I let it slide off my shoulder and slouch loosely above my waistline after tucking it in. While it’s more of a boyfriend fit, it doesn’t appear boxy, thanks to my maxi.

2) They give you OPTIONS

Don’t feel like shaving your legs today?  No big deal, just throw on your maxi skirt and you’re golden.  Want to look totally put together with little-to-no effort?  Maxi skirt it up for the ultimate elegance.  You got a new top but you’re kinda tired of wearing pants and shorts with it?  Try it with a maxi skirt and see how you feel!  There are so many ways these lovely pieces bring panache to your life!

3) They give you GLAMOUR

Okay, let’s be real, I was spinning this entire shoot.  Go ahead, ask Olivia.  I seriously couldn’t stop twirling in this stunning skirt.  I felt like a princess (and I even texted her that after I saw the photos)!  This particular skirt is what flowy maxi dreams are made of!  Not only is it still available in all sizes XS to XXL, but you can request custom lengths.  So if you don’t have as much height on you, or you’re much taller than me, fret not!

So, there you have it!  These are the three reasons why you need a maxi skirt in your life, and if you don’t believe me, just go ahead and try one out.  I bet it’ll completely change your mind.  They’re totally fabulous and make you feel like a queen!  And to all you queens out there who are already rocking this style – how do you wear your maxi skirts?  I’m all for finding new inspo!

Outfit Details // similar top | skirt | similar shoes | bralette

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Outfit Details // similar top | skirt | similar shoes | bralette



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    May 29, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Perfect maxi skirt! You look so ladylike x
    Eleanor Frances | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    May 29, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    This skirt looks beautiful on you and you’ve styled it so nicely with the jumper! Gorgeous! You are beautiful too. I love maxi skirts although I’m only 5’4 I always love a good pair of wedges. 100% loving the “don’t fancy shaving your legs maxi skirt day” #newfavouriteday LOL.

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    Mariann Yip
    May 29, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    What a lovely skirt on you! I normally don’t go for maxi skirts since I’m perite and think they actually overpower my body but I would love to wear one if I can get one that fits my figure.

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    Taylor Mobley
    May 29, 2017 at 10:09 AM

    This skirt is absolutely GORGEOUS holy cow!!!!! I love love love it. Maxi skirts are my jam. I don wear mini skirts (I stick to skirts that reach my knee) but that can sometimes be an awkward length so Maxi skirts are a guaranteed way to make sure I have length AND style. This one is fabulous!

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    January Hart
    May 29, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    You’ve convinced me!! I need more maxi skirts I my life! So chic and glamorous. Love this look on you!

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    Laura Angelone
    May 29, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    3 good reasons to buy a maxi skirt indeed! I love how you styled this one.

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    Ashley Zeal
    May 29, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    Okay, I’m convinced!

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    May 29, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    I am SO mesmerized by these beautiful photos and all of the movement! Can never go wrong with a maxi skirt!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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    May 29, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    This maxi skirt is gorgeous on you! I love the colors and it looks great paired with that sweater. The floral pattern is so nice for summer 🙂

    Lauren //

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    May 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    I love a good maxi skirt! I love the way you styled this one too!

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    Adiel of Rose Gold Lining
    May 29, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Totally agree about maxi skirts. And that third to list shot is amazing! What a talented friend!

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    May 29, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    Maxi skirts are one of my favorite pieces! You can style them so many ways- and yes, I love that they feel glamorous no matter what you do 🙂 Chicwish always has beautiful things!


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    May 29, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Your friend Olivia did such a great job with these pics! Definitely keep her around 😉 And maxi skirts need to be my best friend b/c I rarely shave my legs (TMI) but lucky for me, my hair doesn’t grow much on my legs! Aside from that, I love this one particularly. It looks amazing with that cold shoulder sweater too. I would have been twirling around too!

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    Christine Kong
    May 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    I honestly don’t know why I haven’t jumped on this trend yet. I totally love the flow and feel of maxi skirts and definitely need to invest in one. This one is so pretty. I love the think and florals and very twirl worthy. It looks great with the tan sweater too. Such a beautiful skirt from Chicwish! xoxo, Christine

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    May 29, 2017 at 7:44 PM

    I couldn’t agree more! I think a maxi skirt is a closet must!! You look gorgeous girl!!

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    May 29, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    Yassss!!! I need this maxi skirt in my life!

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    May 29, 2017 at 10:56 PM

    Great maxi – love the floral pink. I must add one to my closet. Would be great for a pool party too.


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    May 30, 2017 at 12:53 AM

    How could you not twirl this skirt is just too good love how you added a light layer over it


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    May 30, 2017 at 5:04 AM

    i LOVE maxi skirts and this floral print one is so pretty!!

    cute & little

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    Jacqueline Neves
    May 30, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Wow that is the perfect floral! I love it!!

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    Sharon Wu
    May 30, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    love this maxi skirt babe! you always rock the best floral prints 🙂 hope your week is going well darling! xo, sharon

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    Mindy Thompson
    May 30, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    This maxi skirt is GORG! Love the floral skirt


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    Kait Elizabeth
    May 30, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    I love maxi skirts, but at 5′ they just drag on the ground. This pink is stunning though! Hugs, Kait Elizabeth

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    Anna English
    May 30, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Maxi skirts have been my go-to lately! This one is super cute.

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    Jenna Colgrove
    May 30, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    totally agree with you! love the maxi!

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    May 30, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    These are great reasons to wear a maxi skirt! I don’t own one yet but may need to find one I love now 🙂

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    May 30, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Everyone needs one. I even have a couple that I’ve turned into strapless dresses w the addition of a belt and denim vest.

    – Gita (

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    Amanda Kruse
    May 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    I don’t own very many maxi skirts – definitely need to change that. I love this floral one!

    Amanda ||

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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    May 30, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Yes, love maxi skirts! You making me think I definitely need some more for summer!

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    Kate Tik
    May 30, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    I always go back and forth regarding maxi skirts, but I do love this one in particular! It’s so pretty and feminine. You have convinced me that I need a maxi skirt! Haha.

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    May 30, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    Totally agree! Every girl needs a great maxi! I love this blush floral pattern! XO

    Anna ||

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    Ashley DTKAustin
    May 30, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    Maxi skirts are the absolute best!! I wear them ALL the time in the summer and winter!!

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    Deddeh Howard
    May 31, 2017 at 3:04 AM

    And they look amazing on you girl. So prefect for LA and the summer, I’m in love.

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    Primrose Bigwood
    May 31, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Can’t beat a good maxi skirt – so comfortable and chic! Love it paired with the jumper too! x

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    May 31, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    Lovely post 😊 I love Maxidresses


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    May 31, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    LOVE how you styled this skirt with the slight OTS shoulder. Sooo chic. I need this pretty pink maxi in my life asap!!

    xx Mollie

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    Sarah Tripp
    May 31, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    YES, I LOVE flowy maxi skirts! So fun and summery!

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    May 31, 2017 at 2:05 PM

    The heavy top goes just perfectly with your skirt! Stunning!!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

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    Rachael Thomas
    May 31, 2017 at 2:53 PM

    Such a beautiful maxi skirt, and I love it paired with the sweater! I could use some new maxi skirts this summer.

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    May 31, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    I couldn’t agree more with you, maxi skirts are totally fabulous and can make any outfit look glam. I love this look on you, babe! Your top is the perfect match!

    xo, Jo

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    Living in Color
    June 1, 2017 at 1:51 AM

    This makes me want to go out and grab a maxi skirt right away! hahaha

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    June 1, 2017 at 4:23 AM

    Yaaaas! 100% number three! Maxi dresses just make you feel like a princess with the way they flow! You forgot secret option 4) you can eat a bunch at dinner and hide your food belly

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    June 1, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    That maxi skirt is so pretty!!! I’ve always been a huge fan of Maxi dresses, but I haven’t never owned any maxi skirt!! after reading your post, I can’t wait to get one myself!

    xx, Jessie

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    Kelly & Alex
    June 2, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Yes completely agree we love how maxi skirts look on us we are so happy they have made a comeback

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    Abby Miller
    June 2, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Ok, this is the third time today that I have seen this skirt. Its a sign. I need it. Done!

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    June 2, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    I live in maxi skirts during the summer and yours is so twirl worthy! I also love how you styled it with a sweater. So cute!

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    Samantha Mariko
    June 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    I’ve been keeping up with your home renovation on Insta Stories and while it does look like a lot of work, it also looks very fun and rewarding. How kind of your friend to take these photos of you, they’re beautiful and this maxi skirt is so perfect because the red matches your hair!

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    Thomas Falkenstedt
    June 3, 2017 at 4:11 PM

    Hold on to friends like Olivia (and her hubby) as that’s the kind of people we need to surround ourselves with 🙂 I can absolutely see you twirling all through the photo shoot and bet you were a bit dizzy afterwards, haha. As for the three reasons why I’d need a maxi, even I am convinced, but will refrain for now, haha. You look way freaking glamourous in that beautiful maxi!

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    June 3, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Love how you’ve styled the skirt with the sweater darling!
    Nicky x

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    June 6, 2017 at 12:43 AM

    Uhh I totally need a maxi skirt in my wardrobe! You continue to make me obsessed with blush and this floral maxi skirt is super adorable!
    I love how you paired it with this relaxed sweater!

    Iliana |

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    June 6, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    I’m sold! Ordering now!


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    June 6, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    YES something I really love are maxi dresses and skirts specially for the summer!!! Maxi skirts are just so femenine and chic piece to wear. I really love this pink floral skirt and how yo style it here babe!!


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    Nicholle Brainard
    June 6, 2017 at 3:44 PM

    This skirt is beyond gorgeous!!! I need a maxi skirt just so I can twirl!

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    June 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    This maxi skirt is so so pretty! I love the pink florals and the slouchy cold shoulder sweater is the perfect touch!

    xo, Sara

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