Killer Maxi Dresses That Will Make You Feel Sexy!

Standout Maxi Dresses

Have you ever felt like getting rid of every single piece of clothing in your closet?? Like just going through a massive purge cause you’re kind of ‘over it?’ That was the feeling I had before our family Mexico trip. I literally said to Chris, I think I want to donate everything and start over and I’m not sure where my love of clothes has gone. He looked at me, puzzled. Well, this maxi dress ignited the passion for fashion again. And, you won’t believe who picked it out! Keep reading to find out more…

maxi dress by Patbo for the beach in crochet fabric and rust color in Tulum Mexico on fashion over 40 blogger Erin Busbee

maxi dress by Patbo for the beach in crochet fabric and rust color in Tulum Mexico on fashion over 40 blogger Erin Busbeemaxi dress by Patbo for the beach in crochet fabric and rust color in Tulum Mexico on fashion over 40 blogger Erin Busbee

maxi dress by Patbo for the beach in crochet fabric and rust color in Tulum Mexico on fashion over 40 blogger Erin Busbee


1) PatBo Maxi Dress

 After leaving the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, our family traveled to Tulum which is about an hour away. Of course, dummy mommy forgot her packing cube with swimsuits. I called the resort and they offered to mail it to the US. But, this snafu presented an immediate problem, I need to buy a swimsuit. So, Elizabeth and I braved the dusty road and sweltering hot temps in Tulum and set out on our quest. Our last stop was a higher end store that had some contemporary brands that I knew like PatBO (Brazilian line). I grabbed some of their swimsuits and headed for the fitting room. Elizabeth pleaded, “Wait, mommy! You have to try on this dress!” I took a look and immediately dismissed it because of the cutouts, but she insisted so I brought it into the fitting room with me.

The moment I put it on, I fell in love. Have you ever experienced that feeling before? It happens to me quite a bit because I really DO love clothes. This dramatic beach maxi restored my love of clothes…and even shooting because I couldn’t wait to shoot this dress on the beach.

PatBO is known for their super sexy cutouts and the placement of these, along with the circular detail under the bust, draws the eye to the thinnest part of the body and really creates the illusion of a waist. The satin-jersey material around the bust, tummy, and back keep everything secure and in place. And the crocheted skirt and sleeves are absolutely gorgeous. As you can see in the photos, the crochet is see-through. The color is also so beautiful. I know this is a very pricey dress, so I linked other options above.

Shop more by PatBo here.

Ina dress by Staud in a tall grass field in the mountains of telluride featuring INA staud dress in orange and blue on fashion over 40 blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style


2) Halter Maxi Dress

Another statement dress that really packs a punch. This one by Staud is the perfect mix of bold and elegant. The over-sized silhouette will hide EVERYTHING but the halter neckline adds a sexy touch and shows off toned shoulders and arms.

Shop more Staud dresses here.

Palm Print Dress, fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a pink and green palm print dress by Significant other with white sandals on a ranch in south Texas


3) Palm Print Maxi

This maxi dress is one of my all-time favorites by a new-ish Australian line called Significant Other. This trendy print is SO hot right now. You can check out all the trends of the season here. This exact dress is sold out, but it’s available in a floral print here.

Shop more by Significant Other here and here.

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More Casual Maxi Dresses!

All of the maxi dresses above are gorgeous, standout pieces that would be amazing for special occasions or vacations. If you’re looking for more versatile, casual maxi dresses you can wear all summer, these are all amazing…
Faithfull The Brand Maxi Wrap Dress
Brochu Walker Sleeveless Maxi Dress
Splendid Maxi Dress
9Seed Tulum Cover Up Dress
Tiered Cotton Maxi Dress
BB Dakota Maxi Dress
Z Supply Yellow Tank Dress
L’Academie Tan Maxi Dress
Free People Maxi Dress
L’Academie Maxi Shirtdress
ATM Maxi T-Shirt Dress
Black Z Supply Maxi Dress
How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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2 thoughts on “Killer Maxi Dresses That Will Make You Feel Sexy!

  1. Most maxis are way too long for me and I’m 5’4. I found some very cute Michael Kors dresses this week more of a long midi with diagonal slit in front in a lightweight t shirt fabric.

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