Yes that is correct. I just got a long maxi from Alloy! A lot of the time when I order maxi dresses they are decidedly less than “maxi” grazing my ankles at best. But when I first heard about Alloy’s Extended Length Maxis last year, I was intrigued. They boast a 63″ length unlike the usual paltry lengths I’ve seen such as 54″or 58″, which needless to say is impressive. But me being my usual suspicious self I doubted that it would actually be long enough. I thought somehow that they would trick me. That it would end up too short. But when I took the dress out of the package and held it up to myself, it touched the ground. Score!
Alloy has 2 types of these extended length maxis. There is the Carly Knit which is the older one and the Nicole Knot which I have. The Nicole Knot Maxi comes in Charcoal Gray, Eggplant and Black. I ordered it in gray. I am obsessed with gray at the moment. I have gray jeans and tops even gray nail polish. I love gray! But I digress.
The dress is a little sheer which can easily be remedied with a slip. The texture is not very soft. I’m not sure what I expected. Jersey maybe? Jersey this is not. It is listed as a Poly/Rayon/Spandex blend but it is not itchy or anything. I don’t mind it. I ordered an XL and I am pretty sure the L would have been too tight especially in my arms and bum. It’s a great dress and eventually I want to get the purple one as well. (Purple is also one of my color obsessions.)
When I was walking around in the dress with bare feet, I found myself repeatedly tripping/standing on it. Which to me is super cool. That doesn’t happen to me often. Heels were much better and the dress was still so long that I couldn’t tell that I had heels on. The only things I don’t like which are only minor offenses is that the dress has a weird smell and I don’t really like the seam that goes down the front of the dress. This seam is not visible on the Alloy website. I’ll get used to it I guess.
I like that there are more and more fashion options opening up for the Junoesque. What’s the next move for Alloy? I suggest size 12 and 13 shoes. That would be awesome!
Nicole Knit Maxi Dress-Extended Length from Alloy. $44.90-$46.90. XS-XXXL.