Maxi Dress, Maxi Effect!
If I say "Nicole Richie" or "Mary Kate Olsen", what comes to mind? Boho-chic, of course! This summer, a key piece of clothing to master the boho chic look was the maxi dress. We have seen a lot of them in the past few months, and we can't get enough! Let's admit it, not only are they super stylish, but they also are extra comfy! And maxi dresses don't only convey a bohemian vibe. You can also choose a grey model that will rock with an edgy look (silver rings at every fingers and biker boots, anyone?). Or they can also be made to look oh so romantic! Read this issue to discover the different styles that you can achieve with maxi dresses!
Maxi dress from H&M, hat from New Look, heels from NewLook, & belt borrowed from her dad.
"I love maxi dresses because they are a quick fashion fix, whenever I'm drawing a blank or can't decide on what goes together, I can put on a maxi dress, either with a jacket to dress it down for the day, or heels for an evening out. I only have four maxi dresses at the moment but I'm working on it... "
Style Vs Style
Just Female Stripe T-Shirt Maxi Dress at Asos.com (57.29$)
Black and cream stripe Maxi at Dorothyperkins.com (15£)
Sleeveless striped maxi dress at Yesstyle.com (35$)
Chic Vs Cheap
dress - H&M
waist coat - primark
necklace - DIY
"I have been LOVING maxi's for a while now and as a tall girl I LOVE how they make me look so long! A great maxi should turn heads!"
"From the moment I saw that dress it was love at first sight, simply because it has an amazing print and has more than my age, around 32 years. The story behind vintage clothes is always so intriguing to me and I have to say that when it comes to vintage, maxi dresses are the first ones on my list... If you want to feel feminine, they are great pieces of clothing to dress your body in a sublime way. And there are so many ways you can play with a maxi dress: throw on a leather jacket, some combat boots, or a silk blazer with some princess heels. I like to think of maxi dresses as a resistance piece in my wardrobe, just because they are timeless and always very fashionable."
Maxi dress: Zara
Clutch: Sac O Grande (from Charlie Boutique)
Belt: BB Dakota (from Charlie Boutique)
Ballet Flats: Biviel
"I love maxi dresses because they make you appear like you are floating down the street! The freedom of movement, especially with oh-so-light airy fabrics, make you feel like you are wearing nothing at all (even though you may actually be more covered than usual!)...and let's be honest...they are probably the EASIEST thing to put on when getting dressed in the morning...in one swoop you can have a complete outfit and look instantly chic!"
"This tye-die dress by Nymph is the ultimate expression of cool + carefree. It's so comfy and I love the belted waist adding just enough refinement for a day at the 'office.' (I'm a shop owner!)"
Dress: Mango, Jacket: Zara, Belt: Replay, Sandals: Nine West, Bag: Antik Batik
"I'm a big fan of the Bohemian and Hippie chic look and the maxi dress is just perfect for that! Also I love the fact that the maxi dress is so easy to wear & combine. I bought this maxi dress about 3 years ago in Beijing on sale and I still love it very much!" Romy
In these pretty pink tones, Lida's maxi dress looks light and romantic.
H&M maxi dress, Office gladiator sandals and a Betsey Johnson belt.
"This maxi dress was the last one in store, and it was serious love at first sight. I love maxi dresses, they're so versatile, and you feel gorgeous in them. They're also great for the colder summer nights."
Maxi dress from New Look, gladiator flats by Topshop, brown leather satchel from Primark. Sunglasses by Ted Baker and necklace by punkypins.co.uk.
"Maxi Dresses are my go to lazy but chic item, if i want to feel 'dressed' with ease, comfort and minimal effort then a maxi is what I turn to... I love how they can be glammed up with heels, big chunky jewellery and a statement jacket, or worn casual with flip flops or flats, a satchel bag and denim cropped jacket."
Camaieu dress, Asos shoes, Lollipop bag
To walk around in the countryside, Eva chooses a romantic blue maxi dress, high heels and a bohemian scarf.
Silk dress from Filippa K
"The maxi dress is unique, and in my opinion, differs from other garments with its variety of fields it can be used in. My maxi-dresses and I have bonded throughout the summer, and I will therefore point out that I think our maxi-friends are underrated. Considering how comfortable they are to wear and at the same time their abillity in appearing so glamourous, yet chilled out, or just casually fabulous, I think most women would agree. In other words, I'm certain that this friendship will last."
Perfect for a walk under the rain, Leeloo's outfit is simple and pretty.
"I feel like Stevie Nicks in this Free People lace maxi dress. Now all I need is a big floppy hat and a microphone so I can sing my heart out in it. This dress is lace, but it has a unique pattern that I have never seen before, which adds an extra whimsical factor to it that instantly stands out. And it's sheerness let's my skin breathe during the stuffy summer days. With my brown leather wedge boots, this look is very bohemian, but also very edgy at the same time, which is just my style because I cannot stand to limit myself to one certain look. I also cannot wait to layer this baby come fall. I am imagining some heavy knits on top of it for an interesting cold weather look."
Get Dylana's look!
Fields of Lace dress at Freepeople.com (76.36€)
Black maxi dress + leather bag + denim military jacket = cool rock style.
Asos dress, Blanco leather jacket, split hat, Zara shoes.
Faithful to her edgy style, Anne Laure adds a cross necklace, a studded belt and a leather jacket to her grey maxi dress. We're far from the maxi dress we wear to go to the beach!
Chic Vs Cheap
T by Alexander Wang Maxi Dress at Saksfifthavenue.com ($105)
Grey maxi dress at Dorothyperkins.co.uk (30£)
Thank you for all participants!
Fashionable shops used in this feature:
Delmy: Fashion Bananas
Doina: The Golden Diamonds
Kerry: Fashion Hijack
Stacey: I Write Fashion
Clare: Rainbows and Fairydust
Gia: Vintage Trafic
Bubbs: Paris on my Mind
Mary Chris: Pretty Pleased Blog
Bohemian: Bohemian Chic
Camilla: Into The Fold Fashion
Vicki: Magpie Girl
Pauline: Pauline Fashion Blog
Eva: Eva's Blog
Leeloo: Le Dressing de Leeloo
Kaitlin Isabella: A Buffalo Stance
Dylana: Color Me Nana
Andy: Style Scrapbook
Anne Laure: Adenorah