Last couple of days have been nice and sunny in UK, so I have been inspired to search for my new, this seasons, maxi dress. You have probably seen me wearing animal printed Melissa Odabash dress and very flowery French Connection dress on Instagram. I love maxi dresses. However, I am not tall, so I have to be careful what shape and material of maxi dress I wear. It’s nearly summer, which means most likely, no matter where you live, the long, billowy, self-consciously bohemian dresses will be a must have.
Whether stretch jersey, paisley-printed silk, or semi-sheer eyelet lace, maxi dresses start to overtake retail racks in early spring, and by the end of May, they’re everywhere.
Some fashionistas would say, that maxi dresses are irredeemably unflattering on literally everyone. I strongly disagree.
The maxi dress is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. The silhouette’s most loveable qualities include it’s extreme level of comfort, it’s ability to stun for both daytime and evening events, and it’s easy-to-wear shape—but, fit is key.
Bring it back to basics and look effortless with this black maxi dress – featuring ribbed fabric, straight-cut straps and a maxi length.
T by Alexander Wang is the cool younger sister to the designer’s mainline, and is loved for its clean silhouettes, easy tailoring and laid-back aesthetic. We look to this brand for low-key sporty basics that combine functionality with effortless cool.
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Husband and wife design team Jamie and Dana Finegold launched Tart collection in 1996 to offer busy women a choice of effortless day-to-night pieces they can rely on. Cue striped maxi skirts and ruched one-shoulder minis, all cut to drape beautifully and flatter your figure.
Shop Tart collection here
Launched by Stacey Bendet in a quest to create the perfect pair of pants, Alice + Olivia has become synonymous with glamorous tailoring and flattering cuts. The label’s playful and feminine aesthetic is enhanced by its use of exquisite fabrics and intricate embellishment.
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Designer James Perse was at the forefront of the trend for lux casual T-shirts when he launched his L.A.-based brand in 1994. I love this super soft dress – must-have for every capsule wardrobe.
Shop James Perse here
Ex-bikini model Melissa Odabash draws on her experiences to design swimwear that is both flattering and glamorous. Odabash founded her namesake label in 2005 and has since added ready-to-wear to her luxurious statement-making line-up of jet set and vacation essentials.
Shop Melissa Odabash here
Representing the same cool and off-beat style as her older sibling Chloé, the See by Chloé diffusion line strikes the perfect balance between romantic femininity and clean, contemporary chic. With a focus on timeless basics, our edit includes covetable shoulder bags and delicately printed dresses.
Shop See by Chloe here
Founded by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, Elizabeth and James gives women the opportunity to define their own style. Made from beautifully fluid fabrics, the dresses, blouses and skirts have a playful and feminine sensibility.
Shop Elizabeth and James here
L’Agence eschews the latest trends in favour of designs that will transcend seasons. Expect effortless and luxurious pieces for your urban wardrobe. I love the label’s floor-skimming maxi dresses made of 100% . Easy to wear, comfortable, flattering and very feminine- everything I expect my maxi dress to be.
Shop L`Agence here
Inspired by global travel, London-based designer Matthew Williamson is adored for his masterful use of kaleidoscopic color, print and luxe bohemian embellishment. Do not miss his vibrant beach cover-ups and glamorous cocktail dresses
Shop more Matthew Williamson here
All the items above are available on one of my favourite websites –The Outnet, for up to 80% off. I love this site.. Amazing pieces for reasonable price.
ASOS does almost every single shape of Maxi Dress.
They have got maxi dresses for all occasions. From feminine chiffon and floor-sweeping lace, to Chi Chi London and TFNC for daytime dos and , of course weddings or whenever, or show some leg in Club L’s thigh-split styles. Shop ASOS here
The maxi dress is the ultimate in show stopping glamour and this season is no exception. If you’re looking to dress to impress we have the piece for you. Whether you want an elegant black maxi dress or the perfect going out on the town style maxi shirt dresses-Missguided does it all. Shop MissGuided maxi dresses here
These are only some of the dresses I decided to talk about. With so many styles available on the market, I am sure there is that perfect maxi dress for everyone.
Love , Samira xxx