Mini Chicwish Review: Floral Maxi Dress

Today I’m sharing a mini review of this maxi dress from Chicwish. You can read my full Chicwish review and tips for ordering here. This post is not sponsored by Chicwish but does contain affiliate links.

Chicwish Floral Maxi Dress

I ordered this dress from Chicwish last summer in hopes to wear it with my baby bump. I loved the yellow in the product shots and even though I have nothing like it in my closet, I gave it a try.

I’ve ordered from Chicwish a few other times in the last year (you can read my full Chicwish review and tips for shopping their site here). My favorite things have been their dresses and I had high hopes for this fun summery one.

Here’s how it stacks up:

First impressions: 

There is a lot of fabric on this dress! It looks just like the pictures but I was worried upon opening it if it would be overwhelming to wear.

It didn’t work with my baby bump but I saved it for this summer and have gotten a lot of wear out of it in the last few weeks.


I ordered one size up from my regular size because i was hoping to make this work while pregnant. I didn’t love the fit with a bump. It fit with a baby bump but between the puff sleeves, the full maxi dress, AND a growing baby bump, there was just a lot going on. I put it away until this spring when I was no longer pregnant and tried it again.

The dress is a tiny bit big and runs true to size. I’ve found most things from Chicwish run true to size and you are safe ordering your regular size. The tie sash makes cinching the waist easy to get a perfect fit but it is still a little large for me in the bust.


The fabric on this is lined and thick enough to completely opaque (no underwear showing and no need to wear a slip). I love the puff sleeve detail and they look great after washing + drying + wearing + traveling. I use a travel steamer if I need to get wrinkles out before wearing it (this steamer is my favorite).

I’m impressed with the quality and get compliments on this every time I wear it.

Where to wear:

I had a day this month where I needed to go straight from church to the airport. From there I had a short flight and then a meeting in Scottsdale and a business dinner at the start of a conference. I was trying to figure out what would be appropriate for both church and the dinner while still being comfortable and practical to climb in. I needed to be able to bend down in the airport and put my shoes back on after security and rearrange my carry-on under the seat. This maxi dress was perfect and I had at least five people in the airport stop me to tell me they loved the dress.

  • Summer wedding
  • Baby shower (whether you’re the mom-to-be or a guest)
  • Just about anything else
  • Summer travel
  • Brunch


Cute, fun, unique.

I would 100% recommend. If this specific dress is sold out, Chicwish has been my favorite over the last few years for unique feminine dresses you can’t find anywhere else. See what else they have in stock and you’ll probably find something you love.

outfit details:

  • dress: Chicwish.
  • hat: Lack of Color (I ordered from Shopbop)
  • shoes: Everlane Tennis Shoe (so comfortable and go with everything)
  • bag: Mansur Gavriel (favorite small handbag – full review here)
  • watch: Nordgreen
  • necklace: Shop Hey June (nordstrom quality jewelry at Target prices – use “ELISABETH” for 15% off)

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