Maxi dresses give you a no-brainer option for getting all dressed up, all year round. Here are a few firm favourites to experiment with, whatever your style…
Creative Cut Outs
The cut out dress has so much impact and it’s a really easy option if you’re looking to make a statement, with minimal effort involved. Look for waist cut outs for a flattering feel or hunt for a style with a dynamically carved neckline to up your styling no end. The skirt should be simple to let the feel of your cut outs take centre stage.
The Wrap Dress
Wrap maxi dresses are a total classic for a reason. They’re comfortable, they’re easy and they are absolutely universally flattering for every single woman out there. The perfect throw on and go style for spring and summer months when you want a great, comfortable look that’s going to make you feel your very best at all times. Look for a sweetheart or a v-neckline and statement sleeves for something that’s going to give you full style impact in a matter of seconds. You can wear with sandals, boots, sneakers or heels for whatever kind of vibe you’re feeling on the day!
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Voluminous puff sleeves maxi dresses are perfect for a dreamy, feminine feel every single day. Layer on top of a turtle neck, add tights and knee high boots for an autumn winter look or simply wear with your favourite sandals or slides to keep things cool, light and flowing for summer.
A clean and simple strapless style means that the longer, flowing length of your maxi dress takes all the attention. Opt for a straight cut strapless neck detail and contrast the modern feel with a delicate lilac or pink for a balance between sweetly feminine and contemporary cool. You can even dial this up by dressing your piece with chunkier, edgier accessories. High low dressing is a great way to subtly experiment with your style and getting even more wear out of a timeless investment piece.
Want a subtle nod to the 90s without going overboard? The halter neck maxi is the way to do it. This style ties up around your neck for a cool, off duty feel that’s ideal for a little bit of unexpected dressing this summer. Wear with strappy sandals and golden accessories to keep with the slight vintage feel of this statement piece.
The corset has made the comeback of the century, and a maxi dress style is the perfect place to have a little bit of a play with this all kinds of flattering, feminine dress detail. The lace up back style means that you’re getting a majorly dynamic, easy piece that does most of the work for you. Wear with your hair up and heels for a simple yet effective night out or event look, or add some sneakers and a denim jacket to dress it down for more off duty days – the perfect investment!
A cascading ruffle detail is going to look incredible on a sweeping maxi dress cut. The longer length of the maxi dress means you’re getting maximum impact out of any detail that’s repeating itself on the piece, so if you’re looking for a bit of drama with your next statement dress then this is it. Look for a toasty rusty red with subtle shine running through the thread for a really warm and romantic feel that’s amazing for your vacation wardrobe or for standing out at your next big event. Keep your add ons minimal to let the impact of a ruffled maxi dress take the front seat and avoid overpowering your frame.