I bought a black maxi as a wild card early this summer, and I've been majorly loving it. We've had a hot, hot season already, with about twenty days over 90° and another twenty in the 80s, and we still have another month and a half to two months to go.

My maxi is starting to look worn already. It's just a small amount of pilling that no one but me would probably notice, but it was a $20 dress and I know it's probably not going to last beyond this year, if that. My husband, quite practically, said, "Well, get another one and put it in the closet for later," but the style I have is sold out both in-store and online, so that plan has been foiled.

I've had good luck with eShakti dresses, and I found a style there (see first two Finds) that's quite similar to my current workhorse (Find #3) . The eShakti version seems a little more retro and less boho than mine, but some of that may be in the styling, and both are a casual cotton knit.

So, my questions are:
1. Is it too late to be adding summer dresses? Should I just tough it out?
2. Are maxis going away anytime soon?
3. Do you think the eShakti version would work for me, style-wise? I know fit will be spot-on.

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