Thrift + Style: Sheer Maxi Dress | Thriftanista in the City


Thrift + Style: Sheer Maxi Dress

Last year, I found a Target maxi dress at Salvation Army for $1.75. I have a fat arm issue and a sun allergy so I rarely expose my full arm in summer. The price was right and so was the purple and pink color combination. It was also new but the included slip was missing. I wore the dress last year with one of my thrift store slips. It was too short for the long length and looked a bit off. This time I had the perfect solution -- leggings!

vintage earrings worn with maxi dress

Thrift Tips

Check Salvation Army and Goodwill first. You may be able to find brand new current (like still on the website fresh) Target overstock.

If you find a sheer maxi dress, pick up a slip too while you're out thrifting.

thrift and style sheer maxi dress

Look for classic shapes. Unless hi-low hemlines are your ride or die trend, no need to thrift one. 

Try on in the store.  Grab a few pairs of shoes with different heel heights to gage where the length will fall on you.

Thrifted Target maxi dress

Visit elastic waist maxi skirts too. You may be able to pull one up for a quick diy dress.

Style Tips

Please do wear pants, leggings, or slip with a sheer maxi. Trust me on this.

purple dress worn with leggings

With a boxy maxi dress (like mine), turn up your accessories for an extra hit of bold style. Bring out the wrist soiree or your biggest earrings.

purple maxi dress

Wear a denim jacket or blazer if you need more arm coverage.

Simple, flat shoes and sandals work best with maxi dresses.

how to style a maxi dress
THRIFT Target maxi dress - vintage earrings - bangles AMAZON hot pink leggings 6PM MIA flats

Are you a maxi dress fan?

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Ashleigh said...

I love maxis, and this one is gorgeous. I have seen the sheer-from-the-knee-down look with maxis lately so you could probably wear a short slip and look like you just bought the latest thing! The color is lovely on you.

laniza said...

I love this shade of purple on you :). said...

I'm a huge maxi dress fan. I just mentioned in my latest post [] the importance of maxi dresses during the summer. They are quick, effortless...and fab! Every girl needs a couple in her closet with a pair of wedges and a hobo bag. Thanks for sharing,


Daenel T. said...

Ya know, I own 3 maxi dresses and 3 maxi skirts and almost never wear them. What is wrong with me?! I like the color of yours, so flattering on you. And, um, can I tell you how much I adore that lip color?

Megan, said...

hot dress!
Xo, Megan,

Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

I love maxi dresses and skirts, this one looks great on you, great color!

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Love pink and purple together. I see you and V are coordinating. It's hard coordinating outfits with my two littles because Moo has become so opinionated about her outfits now. :( At least I still have two more years before JJ will care.

Unknown said...

So cute Troy! You know you're my thrifting sister from a another mother! lol I found this dope blazer for my outfit post today! Isn't it the best feeling in the world!!!

Tori |

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Those prints are gorgeous on both of you!

the domestic fringe said...

This looks so pretty on you. Love the colors!

I'm a huge fan of leggings under a dress. My legs are my issue, so leggings help me camouflage them. :-)


Lala ♥ Our Kind of Beautiful ♥ said...

Absolutely stunning color on you. Gorgeous!!

Sistergirl said...

Great maxi. Its a wonderful deal. I also think your shoes are cute. Great Job!

Nikkipooh said...

This is gorgeous on you! Love the colors!

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