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Marc by Marc Jacobs Stewardess-Chic

Marc Jacobs has a knack for making the off-beat seem chic. According to runway reviews, the cute dress on the left is a nod back to a seventies-era flight attendant's uniform, which doesn't exactly sound appealing, but somehow Marc makes it so. While you can get this dress for a mere $321 on sale at Net-a-Porter (that's me being funny), we think you can create a similar look with the adorable frock on the right instead. (We spotted this retro number at our local Forever 21 and have to say it looks better in person than on the web.) Budget fashion for a first-class gal.

Left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra pussy bow dress at, Was $428 Now $321
Right: Mod Shift Dress at, $24.80

Ask BB: What to Wear with a Maxi

What should I wear with one of those cute maxi dresses that are so popular for summer?

Keep your look chic and effortless by pairing an ankle-skimming maxi dress with metallic or embellished flat sandals, a beachy straw tote and plenty of exotic bangles. Here are some budget-friendly finds to help you get started:

[1] Floral-print halter dress at, Was $69.00 Now $39.00
[2] Deep Blue V-Neck Braided Halter Dress at, $19.99
[3] Limited-Edition Straw Bucket Bag at, $39.99
[4] Resort-inspired maxi dress at, Was $34.50 Now $19.99
[5] Mosaic Bangles at, $8.90
[6] Triangle lacquer metal bangle at, $6.80
[7] Embellished Leather Sandals at, $19.50
[8] Martha Stewart Collection Straw Beach Tote at, Was $60.00 Now $29.99
[9] Patricia Field for Payless Empress Sandal at, $25