It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Banana Republic’s collaborations, but this Milly collection is my absolute favorite, hands down. When I saw this maxi dress for the first time, I immediately imagined summer nights by the pool, lazy walks out for dinner, and just generally everything beautiful and relaxed about my favorite season. And when I tried it on? I knew my gut was exactly right.
Summer is the perfect time for maxi dresses, and I feel like they solve that ever-present “what to wear” debate in almost every situation. They’re dressy enough that you never look like you didn’t clean up, but so easy and comfortable to wear that you actually look forward to putting them on. And I’ve heard that petite girls sometimes shy away from maxis, but I think that’s totally unnecessary — this wasn’t tailored at all, and I’m wearing it with a perfectly reasonable heel height (I mean, reasonable for me… you know, a mere four or five inches)! But even with a little hemming and a chic pair of flats, this is perfect for any summer party you’re heading to!