It’s easy to see the sudden appeal of a maxi dress. For the most part, they keep you covered, which is ideal for the changeable weather we’re currently experiencing. Still, the attraction goes way beyond practicality—there’s something downright fabulous about wearing a maxi dress. My guess is all the swooshing potential. After a couple of years spent dressing for comfort and very little else, I’m all for wanting to feel fancy in my clothes again.