TV Finds: How I Met Your Mother

If I could steal any fictional character’s wardrobe, it would definitely be Robin Scherbatsky’s from How I Met Your Mother. I love her feminine corporate style of sharp blazers over billowy blouses with fitted jeans and heels. But every so often there’s one piece she wears that makes me immediately Google it on my phone.

robin dress

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Mason by Michelle Mason Chiffon Inset Gown (Sold Out)

So damn pretty! I don’t consider myself short, but I definitely don’t think I have the height needed for this length of a gown. I’ve stayed away from maxi dresses because I don’t think they would suit my size and shape. However, the cinched waist on this gown is extremely flattering and the halter neck is a classy alternative to the usual v-neck cut maxi’s.

Considering this gown is sold out and completely out of my price range, I found a few similar alternatives for any special occasions this summer.

Robin Gown

1. Xscape Pleat Cutaway Blouson Dress
2. Ann Taylor Tall Halter Maxi Dress
3. Forever 21 Elegant M-Slit Maxi Dress

I like that these dresses have a slightly fuller skirt. This is ideal for apple shapes such as myself who don’t like to wear anything tight throughout the waist and hips. If I put on my big girl panties and wore this dress, I would pair it with rose gold sandal heels and dainty bracelets for an evening look.

Do you prefer shorter or longer gowns? How do you style your maxi dresses?

  • All gorgeous – you know I’ve heard so much about that show but haven’t got to seeing it!

    Length for me depends on my mood but I am a maxi girl really – usually with a bolero/shrug 🙂

    • HIMYM is hilarious. I’ll be sad when the series ends this year.

      Hmmm a bolero. I was considering cropped blazers but I like the idea of a bolero.

  • That first dress reminds me of my prom dress from way back in 1974. Still pretty:)

    • I thought of that too when I saw it.