This is THE maxi dress of summer. And winter, for that matter. FOUR of my friends have this exact same dress in different colors, so brunch gets weird sometimes, but it's perfect. Honestly, I've always had trouble with maxi dresses (short girl problems); They felt frumpy and LONG, much more suited for the beach than a night out. After buying this, I realized why. It's all about fabric! This dress is so breezy and fantastic, I could wear it every day. PS - it comes in short, which is probably another reason I love it so much.