Wardrobe Hero: The Maxi Dress

With the ability to magically move from casual cool to effortlessly glam in the blink of an eye (and a swift switch of accessories), the versatile maxi dress has had us smitten for several  summer seasons. When it comes to this Wardrobe Hero, one thing’s for sure: the maxi dress is going nowhere.

Initially popular in the swinging ‘60s, the maxi dress represented a rebellion against the popular mini-skirt; a hemline revolution largely appropriated by those fantastically folksy, free-spirited hippies. While the modern maxi can take on a range of guises to suit every event in a girl’s summer calendar, this ankle-grazer hasn’t lost any of its easy-breezy appeal. In fact, it’s probably its laidback nature which makes the maxi such a must-have during the free and easy summer months. Great for beach, bar and just about everything in between, we take a look at three ways to wear one of our favourite maxis of the season, taken straight from our fabulous Look! Magazine collection.

Maximum cool

Go back to the maxi’s roots and channel your inner hippy chick by teaming your maxi with a throwback denim jacket and tan boho accessories.

Wardrobe Hero: The Maxi Dress

Maximum chic

Maxis in the workplace can be tricky. Play it safe by pairing yours with a smart blazer, failsafe courts and a slick oversized bag.

Wardrobe Hero: The Maxi Dress

Maximum glam

Elevate your maxi dress for the evening with the addition of statement jewellery and a pair of wonder wedges. A cute shrug will help keep summer chills at bay.

Wardrobe Hero: The Maxi Dress

How will you be wearing yours?

One thought on “Wardrobe Hero: The Maxi Dress

  1. Lou

    For me, the maxi dress never went out of fashion. I feel it flatters so many figures, particularly a plus size figure like mine. Also, in this weather, it keeps me so cool. Right now, I have about 20 maxi dresses, and can’t get enough.

    I love your suggestions for the evening chic! Just wow. Simple gorgeous.

    Do you think the evening version would work with sling backs? I know the wedges are more in keeping with the hippy theme, but I have a new pair of sling backs I want to try.

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