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13 Reasons You’ll Thank Yourself for Buying These Dresses

Times are tough. Reach for a dress that always has your back.

By Madeleine Kim

Since M.M.’s inception, our design philosophy has been all about marrying form and function. Before producing a garment, we ask ourselves two questions: One, does it look great? And two, will it make our customers’ lives easier? If the answer to either question is no, we don’t make that piece. There’s nothing that better exemplifies this philosophy than the dresses made from our WonderTex fabric—a machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant, and ultra stretchy bestseller, previously known as “melange,” that we recently renamed to convey just how incredible it is. WonderTex pieces are easy yet elevated, surprisingly comfortable, and versatile without requiring a ton of additional styling. Here are 13 reasons why they’ll basically be your best friends this summer (and fall, and winter, too). 

1.

They’re always down to get ice cream.

Other dresses might quiver in fear at the sight of a large scoop of mocha chip dripping down a cone. Not our WonderTex styles, for whom a spill doesn’t lead to a stain, but rather to a refreshing swim in the washing-machine.

2.

They like naps as much as you do.

Have 15 minutes between meetings? Go ahead and curl up on the couch (you’re probably already there anyway). These dresses always emerge from their power naps wrinkle-free and ready to go.

3.

They help you reach the high shelf.

These aren’t the kind of clothes that only look good when you’re standing still—they’re designed to move, bend, and snap along with you. Excellent recovery means they’ll stretch without looking stretched-out.


4.

They can get your brain into work mode.

Do you ever have those days when you keep coming up with new, increasingly inventive ways to get yourself in the zone, but you don’t actually get anything done? Try changing out of your mullet outfit and into the Felisa dress—it’s stretchy enough that you won’t feel restricted, and the sharp, faux-wrap construction and belt clicks your brain right into get-shit-done mode.

5.

...but they also know how to have fun.

We’re big proponents of the midday dance break—and there’s no better dress to pirouette, high-kick, and sweat in than the Pauline, thanks to a twirl-friendly skirt, airy fit, and washable fabric.

6.

They’re professional and sexy at the same time.

The Farnoosh is a total power dress, perfect for presentations, big meetings, and days when you want to look like you’re in charge. But because of its curve-flattering, Claire-Underwood-esque fit, it’s also…kinda sexy. In other words, it’s what you wear when you’re really feeling yourself (but still want to look work-appropriate).


7.

They’ll delight your creative side.

Most of the time, finding that spark of inspiration is all about buckling down and working until you get where you want to be. But wearing something that’s super comfy—and aesthetically on-point—definitely helps. These dresses are stretchy enough that you won’t be tempted to change halfway through the day. And on the aesthetic side of things? Beautiful details—a diagonal seam that dances across the bodice, a crisp, faux-wrap construction, a room-commanding mock neck—abound.

8.

They do the styling for you.

Our WonderTex dresses aren’t just hyper functional. They also have built-in design details that make you look impeccably stylish with or without accessories.

9.

They keep people guessing.

These dresses nail the day-to-night transition. They’re styles that say, “Maybe I’m interviewing elsewhere, or maybe I just have plans tonight…wouldn’t you like to know?”


10.

The camera loves them.

Especially your webcam. Rich colors and interesting necklines make these dresses perfect for Zoom calls, where you have a limited amount of space to show off your style.

11.

They’re compliment magnets.

You already know you look great. But doesn’t it feel good to be reminded? These dresses are sure to inspire compliments everywhere you go.

12.

They’re jet-setters at heart.

Sure, you won’t be taking any big, international trips this year. But someday, that will change, and when it does, you’ll be glad your favorite dress is wrinkle-resistant and comfy enough to wear on a plane.

13.

They’ll art-direct your selfies.

Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. But at the very least, they’ll inspire you to immortalize your image forever by uploading a mirror pic—and isn’t that what friends are for?

Madeleine Kim

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Madeleine Kim

Madeleine Kim is a Senior Brand Associate at M.M.LaFleur, where she started out as a stylist. She loves developing styling-focused content and creating newsletters that bring the M.M. community together.

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