Friday, 10 August 2012

Choosing the perfect maxi dress

The catwalks have been showcasing a variety of pretty prints as well as an assortment of floral styles in dresses and one piece of attire that appears to be utilising these trends most are maxi dresses. This versatile item is a must-have for any wardrobe, and appears to get more and more popular each year.

Whether you opt for eye-catching prints or solid colours, both styles are guaranteed to turn a few heads and each hue works with an assortment of accessories.

From Day to Night

Long necklaces and chunky bracelets are a great way to dress up an otherwise simple look and these pieces allow you to alter your style with relative ease. Wear your new maxi with statement shades, a sun hat and flip-flops during the day and dress it up with heels and more elaborate jewellery to transition into evening attire. 


Plain versus Pattern

As well as the many prints and eye-popping hues, this year’s summer trends have also been leaning towards feminine and romantic styles. Pastels, floral patterns and ruffles make up the key elements of this trend and have played a huge part in this season’s fashion shows.

When deciding whether to invest in a plain or patterned dress, consider where you are likely to wear it and make sure it is suitable for the occasion. Pair a plain dress with a patterned shawl or bag and vice versa to create a sophisticated and stunning look.

 Match Your Body

One must-follow rule when it comes to choosing a floor-length maxi dress is to invest in a style that cinches in at the waist. You can also use a belt to achieve this look.

Don’t wear anything overly intricate; this will only distract from the rest of the dress. Instead, select a belt or tie in a plain hue, picking out an accent from the dress if possible.

If you’re expecting then a maxi dress is a great option as it can conceal early signs of a baby bump. In fact, the flowing fabrics will hide any lumps and bumps that you wish to cover up.  

The material will also be loosely fitted, meaning that you will be kept cool and relaxed at all times. Maxi dresses will also protect your delicate skin from being sunburnt if you are looking for some protection from the suns rays. Pair this outfit with flat, comfortable shoes which fasten securely around the ankle for extra stability. 

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