Universal Standard Manhattan Maxi Dress I Editor’s Review


It’s getting hot here, so put on your sundress. With summer in full gear and temperatures rising higher than ever, I’ve been going from one outfit to another. The easy throw-on style has me out the door in minutes, and I have to admit: My summer maxi dress list wouldn’t be complete without Universal Standard’s Manhattan Maxi Dress ($64, originally $98).

I knew this style belonged in my closet when I started reading all the great reviews online. One Universal Standard customer said, “So easy. For any occasion. Throw it on your head and you’re out the door. More colors, please,” and I couldn’t agree more. My trick this summer is to invest in quality staple pieces that I can easily layer. On the front, you can see that I chose to style this outfit for a casual day look with my comfy sneakers and my favorite silk blouse. See my full review ahead.

What I love about this maxi dress

Talk about a versatile piece! What really sold me on this maxi dress was the endless styling possibilities. You can seamlessly transition your outfit from day to night if you accessorize strategically. And if you don’t have a big budget to upgrade your summer wardrobe, this dress will come to the rescue. I was able to snag this dress during Universal Standard’s sample sale. You’ll find everything from essential tops to fan-favorite jeans at up to 75 percent off.

What to notice about this maxi dress

Honestly, the fabric is like nothing I’ve ever felt before. It is soft and stretchy without losing its shape. This particular style drapes perfectly on my body and makes me feel like I’m wearing the dress instead of the dress I’m wearing. Additionally, I can assure you that the maxi dress is true to size but if you wear flats or measure under 5’7, it may feel a little too long. I’m 5’8″ and found myself picking up the dress occasionally to avoid it touching the floor, but it’s nothing a tailor can’t fix.

Who is this maxi dress best for?

I would definitely recommend this maxi dress especially if you want to upgrade your summer wardrobe with quality pieces. Not only is the dress versatile, but the affordable price point is a big plus if you’re on a budget to look your best this summer (like me). The breathable fabric makes it comfortable to wear even in brutal New York weather and it feels very light on my body. I suggest you run to Universal Standard’s sample sale online and grab yours before they’re gone!

Additional information

  • The fabric is 94 percent modal and 6 percent elastane.
  • This garment is machine washable; Just make sure to use the coldest setting.
  • The product comes in sizes 00-40.
  • Rating:

    Photo Credit: PopSugar Photography / Indira Diaz


    Universal Standard Manhattan Maxi Dress

    Universal Standard Manhattan Maxi Dress

    $64
    From universalstandard.com

    $98
    $64
    Now 35% off

    From universalstandard.com

    why now

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.