Friday, 24 August 2012

To The Max

In the past I've often avoided maxi dresses thinking I'm too short to pull them off but I've recently had a change of heart and thought I'd embrace the last bit of summer and share some of my favourite styles! 

Maxi dresses are a simple way to achieve a glamorous look and are a popular choice for weddings. The Grecian style dress featured below would be ideal for a summer wedding and comes with a skinny belt to define your waist and show off your figure. 

Patterned and colourful maxi dresses are great for festivals and channelling your inner boho style! They're also handy for packing to take on holidays when you're short on space, mix and match them with your shoes and accessories for different looks and they can be styled for both during the day and at night! 







The racer back maxi from Topshop is a bargain at just £18.00! It's perfect for warmer days with a pair of sandals and can be dressed up for the evening by adding some of your favourite jewellery. Throw on a denim shirt or biker style jacket and add some cute ankle boots and it'll see you through autumn/winter too! 

I'm a big fan of leopard print and love the leopard maxi from Glamorous. Keep your accessories simple to let the pattern stand out!

The butterfly patterned maxi from Dorothy Perkins has a flattering wrap over shape. The pretty print makes it a great choice for summer weddings and bbq's!


Are you a fan of maxi dresses? 
How do you style yours? 


PS. I'm heading to Scotland over the weekend to catch the end of the Edinburgh Festival, whether I get chance to brave a maxi dress there depends on the often colder climes!.. If you have any recommendations of where to go in Glasgow or Edinburgh and any must see shows to catch at the Fringe please let me know!  

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17 comments

  1. I love the Grecian Topshop dress; it'd be stunning for evening! xx

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  2. I absolutely adoooore maxi dresses! They have such a simple elegance! The topshop Grecian dress is seriously tempting me right now!

    Sarah
    http://lifeasalittlewallflower.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  3. Oh I'm a big fan of the maxi dress, I love the 5th one, the silver Grecian dress, great price tag too! Have a wonderful time at the Edinburgh festival!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  4. I'm definitely a pretty recent convert of maxi dresses. However, the one I own is too long and I always have to wear very tall heels with it. I'm honestly not too great at styling them though, so your post was great to read.

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  5. That Dorothy Perkins dress is a doll! I heart it!

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  6. oh my goodness, I want all of these. Love this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my interview with the stylist behind ABC Family's hit shows. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  7. That Grecian style dress is gorgeous, wish I had an occasion to buy it for!
    I used to avoid maxi dresses too but I have a couple in my wardrobe now and they're actually surprisingly versatile!

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  8. I love the collection here! Great dresses! I've recently been looking for a light one for my holidays in two weeks, Im finding it really hard to find a summery one as all the A/W collection launh has started so these have definately helped me, thank you! xoxox

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  9. The grecian dress is beautiful! I would love to be brave enough to wear maxi dresses, but I really think i'm too short.
    Hope you had a great weekend xx

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  10. ahh i think im too short to wear them so i've never tried one ha! but i doo love the warehouse one the print is gorgeous! xx

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  11. I do have a maxi dress which i do quite love but the trouble is that I'm a long strider and the dress is so narrow at the bottom - almost had a few falls already. Maybe I should cut a few whopping slits in it so I can actually wear the darn thing safely!

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  12. Great choices! Very nice post!

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  13. I LOVE maxis a lot, but don't wear them too often since I have to lop them before I can. And I seriously am digging the second set of maxis you've laid out, Caroline. OMG, they are so gorgeous!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  14. Ahhh lovely maxi dresses aren't they? All summer I've been wearing them and the skirts! Obviously I'm going to say I love the black one! Such a bargain!! And perfect to dress up or down. And hope you had an amazing time in Scotland you lucky thing! Meet up soon!!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Ah, love a good maxi dress. These are gorgeous.

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  16. I never used to be a fan until I got pregnant, then wore loads & now I buy them all the time!xo

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