Maxi dresses tend to work the best on tall women with long legs and lithe bodies. That said, there aren't too many maxi dresses hanging in my closet.
But I just loved the bright blue pattern of this Eva Franco dress, and I couldn't resist the price; I got it for just $26 at Dillards.com. Yes -- $26!
I paired the dress with very high Stuart Weitzman sandals to give me some extra height, and I think it works. I also love the delicate neckline -- it really shows off the shoulders. The open back adds a hint of sexiness, too.
Dress: Eva by Eva Franco Jane Maxi Dress
Eva Franco can run a little small, so if you're between sizes, I recommend sizing up.
I couldn't find this particular style online, but you can buy the same dress in a beautiful lace blue from Zappos.com. Also, Amazon and the Eva Franco site have the dress in a few different options. The Island Punch design would be perfect for a beach vacation.
Sandals: Stuart Weitzman Strutting Platform Sandals
Platform sandals and maxi dresses go perfectly together, don't you think? I've had these sandals forever, so unfortunately they are no longer available, but you can find Stuart Weitzman at most major retailers. Neiman Marcus Last Call tends to have a good selection and pricing for the brand, and I would also check out Amazon.