Kelly's pick: maxi dresses for summer
Summer 2011 is all about channeling your inner hippie.
To me, that means looking cool, effortless and living today like it’s 1974.
I try to evoke that kind of style vibe by wearing floor-grazing dresses by one of
my favorite designers — Diane von Furstenberg, whose looks emote richness and are the epitome of cool.
No, you don't have to be a bra-burner or a tree-hugger to be a spirited dresser — and
that's what I love about DvF.
I’m a big fan of her vintage collection of print dresses as well as her modern approach to the maxi.
I wore DvF’s “Agantha” dress, from the current collection ($525; at DvF, 874
Washington St.), to the TV Land Awards this spring (pictured above). If you think the dress is a one-hit wonder, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It has taken me to dinners in New York and even to a wedding in the Hamptons.
Ironically, men seem to love maxis — sometimes showing less is actually more.
Long dresses dare men to dream about what's under all that material. It’s not how
much skin you show — it’s who's showing the skin.
Tip: When panty lines are visible through your maxi dress, wear the Calvin
Klein seamless thong ($12; at department stores).