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All About the Maxi

As summer heats up, sleeve lengths get shorter and trousers turn to capris and even shorts. However, while many are reaching for micro lengths, those with a penchant for fashion are heading straight to their summer staple; the maxi dress. Unlike shorts, which are generally not acceptable in a corporate environment, the maxi dress is your versatile little number that fits every occasion (yes, even the boardroom). While many make the maxi a fallback (when legs are too pale, or in desperate need of a wax) we are calling for the maxi to become your go-to – here is why.

The formal event

Black tie events call for something stunning, and that something has to be a full-length maxi affair. The key to ensuring that the maxi is more bling than boho is to team with heels and some killer accessories. To make a truly original evening statement, opt for the Gold Face Print Maxi Dress which can later be dressed down with the addition of sandals and a white tee cunningly worn underneath. 


The wedding guest

Everyone knows that wedding guest protocol demands never outshining the bride, so it’s best to opt for a style that makes a statement without grabbing all the attention. This is where the maxi dress really comes into its own, elegant, original and dramatically floor-grazing. For a truly original take on wedding guest dress-up, this Pink Laser Cut Effect Strapless Dress is a sophisticated choice for summer weddings.


The original office dweller

Not all offices are created equal, and some have better cooling systems than others. If your office is sadly lacking in air conditioning facilities, it’s time to dress to stay cool. The right maxi dress can feel so light, offering comfort and style – even in the boardroom. We love the Ashake Horse Silk Print Maxi Dress teamed with a black blazer for an executive summer statement that is totally unique.


The off-duty dream

Down days are all about a relaxed vibe, which is where the boho style movement really steps up. Teaming a maxi with a Fedora hat, flip-flops, cross-body bags and a denim jacket (should temps plummet) will ensure the perfect statement in off-duty styling. We love the Daria dress which turns everything we know about free-flowing maxis on its head by offering a wrap tie to flatter the silhouette.


The beach babe

The penultimate destination for the maxi dress has to be the beach, so be sure to pack one or two into your case before jetting off. Not only are maxis super stylish, they provide essential cover up as temps heat up and offer you the flexibility to take your beach style from sand to bar with ease. For unrivaled beachwear style, we suggest packing the Abstract Print Multi-Colour Chiffon Maxi Dress which pays homage to the print clashing trend currently infiltrating the catwalks.


There you have it, five occasions to celebrate in a maxi – cementing its position as the most versatile item in your summer wardrobe.