I have a confession. I was very anti maxi dresses when they started to become mainstream fashion. I associated them with flowery fabrics or as a one off item for a holiday wardrobe, that sort of thing.
It was when I saw one of my favourite bloggers Andy from Style Scrapbook http://www.stylescrapbook.com/ wearing a long maxi dress in one of her summer blog posts I felt inspired – I thought actually, I could make this look work for me.
My first maxi dress this year was from French Connection, it had sleeves and a low V neck (see my post “The Woman in Black” http://styleonthecouch.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/the-woman-in-black/) Well, I’ve now progressed to a more tight fitting, slinkier style – the dress I’m wearing here is from ASOS, it’s currently on sale for just £8 and I think it’s an absolute bargain.
In these photos my hair is covering the top of the dress – it’s a boob tube style but the top is robust and fitted enough for me not to have to pull it up every two minutes (is this just my problem??) I can see myself wearing the dress this autumn/winter – with a sharp fitted blazer at work or a chunky knit cardigan for warmth. Any thoughts on the maxi? Anyone else a convert like me?
Wearing: Boob tube maxi dress from ASOS. Shoes, Dorothy Perkins.