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Day 26 – A Month of Maxi Dresses…

Quiz Fridays are back with a fashion vengeance.  Today’s prize?   A maxi dress from Ann Taylor!


It’s super comfy and there’s plenty of summer left to look fab in it all the time.  It can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flip-flops.  I’ve worn it both to the pool and out to dinner.  It’s not see-through and the straps are wide so you don’t have to wear a strapless bra.  It’s a size “small” but it’s not small at all.  I’m 5’8 and it hits me at the ankle.  I’m guessing size “large” is reserved for women in professional basketball.

Here’s the pop quiz question:

What is gamine style?

You have all day.  My kids will pick the winner at random.  Good luck!!!!!


  • Leslie says:

    Simple, elegant, delicate and childish, like a female Peter Pan! Not my style, but Audrey Hepburn always looked fabulous.

  • VictoriaN says:

    The gamine style is very simple, stylish, playful and casual. It is not big on the accessories. Obviously, Audrey Hepburn in the fifties and early sixties is a perfect example. Almost a stylish tomboy in appearance, a very streamlined look.

  • Hmm, does it have to do with a boyish, for eyed style like Audrey Hepurn?

  • Heidi J says:

    Gamine style is a boyish, mischievous, yet elegant style. Think Audrey Hepburn.

  • Ginny in Texas says:

    Gamine is sweet and innocent. And I really like your dresses, so I hope I’m not too late!

  • Jenn says:

    Audrey Hepburnesque? Have a great weekend!

  • Amiable says:

    Ahh- i was just reading about this yesterday, and it seems to me to have two differing definitions. The word “gamine” comes from the French, I think, word for street urchin. Traditionally, it’s a sort of boyish, sort of mischievous style. it’s associated with waifs (I suppose street urchins are thin). Audrey Hepburn is considered an iconic gamine. It seems to me though that it’s taken almost a cutesy turn and become fifties shapes with short skirts and a bit of coquettishness recently. I agree that this keeps the “mischief” side of gamine, but seems to me like it misses its street-urchin roots and the tomboy tendancies. Do you agree?

    (btw, new reader here – and I’m loving your blog!)

  • Angela says:

    No idea. A gamer wearing ermine?

  • Heather says:

    Gamine style is childlike and innocent and has a boyish quality to it. Very Audrey Hepburn.

  • janicemercieri says:

    When you ask about gamine style I think of Audrey Hepburn. Sweet and sexy but yet full of boyish charm. Like a fairy on steriods. LOL

  • G is for Gamine says:

    Petite, skinny woman with chin-length hair (or shorter) wearing clothes that are a little too big for her — like a little like a sister wearing her older sister’s dress.

  • ajdillinger says:

    Gamine style is a playful, boyish, yet feminine style that has been described as something like a female Peter Pan.

  • Lesia says:

    What is gamine style? That depends on when you ask the question, and which era’s gamines you might be referring to. See the slide show The Gamine Style: A Style’s Transformation over Time at http://glossi.com/natalia_s/15981-the-gamine-style

  • vicki says:

    gamine style: audry hepburn-ish. sweet, demure, boy-ish…it’s french….oooh-la-la!! the only part of me that “fits the bill” is my brown eyes (which as i get older are looking greener and greener so guess i’m out..haha)

  • Gamine style is elegant , boyish and slim, all at the same time :)

    Sure hope to win this one ;)

  • Amy says:

    Gamine is a French word that means waif or playful child. The gamine style is sweet, playful, childlike. Think Audrey Hepburn or Twiggy, and more recently Natalie Portman.

  • Janice says:

    Thought first of Audrey Hepburn, then currently Carey Mulligan; sweet, innocent, child/boy-like style. Next month perhaps?! Lace and tulle?!

  • Rebeccah says:

    Gamine is Audrey Hepburn! Pretty much anything boyish and childlike or innocent looking

  • Christmas Stewart says:

    Gamine is slim, often boyish, yet elegant. The waif look, if you will.

    This is the best quiz prize so far!!

  • Ann says:

    Cute and elegant at the same time. Boyish, mischievous. Personal. Touch of French, Audrey Hepburn, and occasional clashing colors that work.

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