I've recently been trying to find a way to make maxis work in the winter, and was even more inspired to make them an acceptable garment for a New Years Eve party. A simple black maxi can be dressed both up and down this season. There's no reason to stock these dresses away for the winter, but if you already have, whip them out and try yours with a few of the fun transitional pieces linked above.
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