Last year on holiday I toyed with the idea of getting a maxi dress but eventually dismissed it after wrongly thinking I wouldn't find one short enough (I'm 5ft 4) or that maxi dresses don't suit petite people. How wrong I was! This year I bought two maxi dresses and absolutely love them both!
The first was from New Look a little while ago and is just above floor length on me with flat sandals. I like it because its simple and would translate well from a day dress to a going out dress just teamed with different accessories. The earrings I wore with it are large gold and turquoise ones from River Island. I don't wear a lot of jewellery but I do always wear earrings since I think they always finish off an outfit beautifully.
The second dress I got in the River Island sale, reduced from £25 to £12! Its a gorgeous rust/ burnt orange colour with gold detail on it. This is slightly longer so I wore it with a medium heel (brown buckle heels I also got from the River Island sale for £15). The earrings I wore with this are gold crosses from Urban Outfitters, they are some of my favourite earrings ever and work with so many outfits. The first night I wore this dress I also wore a coral bracelet from New Look, the colours matched perfectly.
I'm hoping that the second maxi will work well as a transition piece into Autumn. The colour is right but would it work well for slightly colder weather? I'm not sure, I'll have to let you know how that goes!