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by Brooke Baker
Maxi dresses are the single easiest answer to the anxiety-inducing question 'What should I wear?' Effortlessly dressed up or down, they're super comfortable, conservative but pretty, and the only garment more versatile than a good maxi is a solid blue jean. This maxi will become quickly an staple in your closet - neutral colors, flattering shape and a subtle pattern. Tie-dye done well is lovely, bohemian, and delightfully nostalgic, bringing back the best of the Flower Children without all of the patchouli-masked body odor and acid flashbacks. Worn with Lennon-inspired shades, Frye college boots, and a jean jacket, you€™ll look like the cream of the Deadhead crop.The beautiful thing about maxis is their chameleon-like shape shifting. Although going retro is an eternally fun option, this dress can be fancied up with heels, down with gladiator sandals, over a bathing suit, under a boyfriend-cut blazer or a cropped Angela Chase sweater. Once you put it on, you will wear it into the ground. Much like your beloved blue jeans.Where to Buy - ShopBop.comPrice - $128Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the Soft Joie Emilia Tie Dye Maxi Dress to the Hive.
by Brooke Baker
Summer is just around the corner and with warm summer beach days comes warm summer nights! Little backless black dresses are a dream come true for night-time barbecues, roof-top shindigs, patio dinner parties, beach cover ups, Vegas trips ... the list goes on forever!Sparkle & Fade€™s little black dress hits strikes a balance between revealing and demure. With a high neckline, a mid-thigh hem-line and a strappy back, this dress can crossover into multiple occasions give or take a cardigan or tights. Because black makes such a great neutral palate, that cardigan or those tights can be as crazy as you want them to be. This is the beauty of black. Dress it up with strappy wedges or down with sandals or converses. Maybe even those awesome floral, 90s Doc Martens? The possibilities are endless. Get creative! That $48 will go a super long way if invested in such a timeless basic.Urban OutfittersPrice - $48.00Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the 'Sparkle & Fade Knit Bow Back Dress' to the Hive.