Trend Watch: Maxi Dresses That Still Work for Day

For those who haven't embraced the concept of wearing long, glamorous dresses in the daylight hours, we'd suggest a New Year's resolution.

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For those who haven't embraced the concept of wearing long, glamorous dresses in the daylight hours, we'd suggest a new year's resolution.
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For those who haven't embraced the concept of wearing long, glamorous dresses in the daylight hours, we'd suggest a new year's resolution. At Michael Kors, a cozy sweater dress was dressed up with horn bangles, black boots and a choker necklace.
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Ronia Rykiel's sassy, feather-embellished dress could easily work for day with the addition of a long sleeve tee or turtleneck top.
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A Detacher's cocoon-like sweater dress pairs perfectly with brightly-colored tights and clunky sandals.
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Anna Sui gave her printed sundress a "wild" edge by adding a leopard-print stole.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs' '70s-inspired day dress features a metallic chevron print.
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A sculpted tweed dress by Chanel could easily translate to daytime with a leather jacket and soft scarf.
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Tommy Hilfiger's nightgown-like shirt dress gets gussied up for day with a black trench and floppy-brim fedora.
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DKNY's color-blocked maxi dress adds a some punch to a winter wardrobe.
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Adam Lippes' dressed down this black lace dress with thick stockings and moccasin-like boots.
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Flowy silk dresses may seem "evening-only," but paired with the right ballet flats and a cozy sweater, this Rebecca Minkoff dress could certainly work for day.
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We love the flirty floral print on Rebecca Taylor's ruffled silk maxi dress.
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Richard Chai gave this minimal gray jersey dress a pop of femininity by adding a panel of purple-printed silk along the leg.
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Vena Cava's fitted maxi dresses and silvery choker chains reminded us a little of cult flick "The Craft" -- in a good way.
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Rachel Comey's simple, chevron-stripe maxi dress could transition from the office to a chic night on the town with a quick change of accessories.
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Nanette Lepore's cheery yellow-print dress still feels casual enough for day with a cropped gray jacket and bucket bag.
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