Monday, 15 August 2011

the maxi dress debate

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! 


  1. I've never really been into maxi dresses but OMG, the second one looks absolutely amazing on you!

  2. Lovely dresses, I have one similar to your second one :) Looks like you had a really nice time away, and you look really nice xx

  3. I absolutely LOVE the second one, it's gorgeous!!!! And you're sooooo pretty!!!

    Gem x

  4. your very pretty :)

  5. both the dresses are beaut! the first one will be so versatile and the second one is such a nice colour:) xo

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