I have never had a maxi dress before because I'm only 5'1' and 3/4 so I thought I would never find one that I wasn't tripping over. However, toward the beginning of this summer I got determined to find one that I could wear. I went to Ross and started to look around. I took several back to the dressing room and all of them were too long except this one! So maybe it isn't even meant to be a maxi dress, or maybe it was just fate but I finally found one! I love the pattern and the wooden beading around the neck. It even has yellow in it which I hardly ever wear but it has just the right amount. Love it!