Saturday, 12 June 2010

Trend Report - Maxi Dresses

...written by Leia

If you're going to invest in one item this summer, make sure it's a maxi dress! Maxis are perhaps the trendiest shape to wear this season.

This is my absolute favorite maxi - available at ASOS - although at £350 it's not quite within my budget.


This one that SJP is wearing is so pretty, too! Lovely shape.

Pretty maxis from SATC2.


It can be a really hard shape to pull off, though, and maxis might not suit all figures. I can't imagine the following maxi looking nice on anyone!


I just bought this maxi:

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More pictures here. Have you bought a maxi yet?

23 comments:

Annie Spandex said...

I love how your necklace blends into the neckline!

Rachel said...

Do you think very very short people can get away with a maxi dress? I want one, but every one I have seen is taller than me!

Harriet said...

Love that maxi from ASOS in the first picture, ouch at the price though! Maybe in the sales....

Allison said...

Last year I didn't buy a maxi dress, because I was convinced that it was just a one-season trend! Now, I've been proven very, very wrong and I'm kicking myself for not investing in a cute one!
Thanks for posting this for more inspiration :)

S.Elisabeth said...

Woo yay maxis haha

Claire said...

Rachel - yes! Yes we can!

It's harder to find one that fits, of course - you might need to hem them, and unless you're particularly long-torso'd they'll probably end up pretty low-cut. I find most thin-strapped maxi dress assume my torso is long enough that they basically end up hanging off my nipples. Which, if you're down with that fine, but is not for me!

This is when the 'petite' labels get really useful. That or using undershirts, like Leia in that excellent coral example.

la petite fashionista said...

I love the look of the maxi dress, but sometimes I feel too tiny to rock them. I think I could probably pull it off with a giant pair of wedges!

Kaye said...

The first one from ASOS is so pretty! I wish is was more budget friendly

I have two maxis that I love wearing around the house. So much more flattering than sweatpants haha

Tasha said...

I love sjp's dress! I remember seeing her wear it to one of the premieres for satc2 and thinking she looked fantastic! what a gorgeous color! also I love that maxi on u! the color is perfect and that necklace is amazing! U look stunning!

Laura Tenshi said...

Yes,a must have this season,haven't bought one yet.I love the one Sarah is wearing and yours is very pretty too.Love the color.

Margaux. said...

I love the color of SJP's dress

Tanvi said...

Your orange Maxi is great ... Love that necklace! ... I haven't bought one this season but have few from last season and wearing them with a twist and mixing and matching skills at work here!! :P

Couture Carrie said...

Such gorgeous dresses, darling L!
Especially loving yours!

xoxox,
CC

Leah said...

Maxi dresses are definitely in my list of must-haves this summer. And I totally love yours... great style and fabulous color. xoxo

annie said...

LOVE the color! I have one...and I LOVE it! I think I will wear it soon now... Thanks to your inspiration.
Mine is plaid...and awesome. haha

toutalamode said...

you look like cleopatra! very pretty. maxi's are going to turn into something that everyone wears for a long time...


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WeShop said...

I just love that yellow dress that SJP is wearing - it's so beautiful. xx
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Walk The Sand said...

WOW the one from ASOS is incredible. I LOVE it.
Hope you had a great weekend.
x

libys11 said...

aaahh yes!!! maxi dresses are so comfy and chic for this summer!! great post! :D

sybil
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notjustmedical said...

I love the colour of your maxi, and you've styled it in a very Grecian way. I have a dark blue maxi, which I love!

S
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Meream said...

I actually have one and it has a kimono style. I have not worn it because I can't pull off kimono styled sleeves :/

beingdena said...

You look so stunning in your maxi hun. so glad you found the perfect one, the colour really suits you.

x

Cindy Whitehead said...

I love maxi dresses - just wish I was taller to wear them! (-:

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