These babies have been around for a little while and if you haven’t got on board by now, it’s time. Short or tall, these will work. Try one on. Go on, I dare you. Haha. The next post in the Suger’s Summer series covers the maxi dress! I mean, come on, how could it not. So when I was pulling together the looks for this little showcase of what I am wearing this Summer, I had to include my maxi dresses. I have at least three more that haven’t been shown. Yup, I’m a little obsessed.

 

So, you might say that I was spoiled for choice when it came to maxi’s. Of those that I have I choose two to represent the trend as I’ll be wearing it this year. Turns out they are both from Autograph {there is also a maxi dress in the nautical post from Virtu}. Maxi dresses make up most of my day to day casual summer wardrobe.
The first is from the California Dreaming range at Autograph. I saw this one {and a few of it’s friends – like the cut out dress seen earlier} in store and had to have it. The fabric is divine. Stretchy and soft but flattering. I’ve paired it with my light flip cardi from Autograph {about 3 seasons ago}, cream wedges from Target and the cuff from Virtu that I scored at the Girls Night In Curvy Clothes Swap. Messy, windswept up-style is a must. That’s all you need, right!? You could also wear this with flip flops as an everyday dress or a blazer and dangly necklace for dinner. I wear mine everywhere.

 

 

 

The other is the pattern safari look maxi. Comfortable and made from a lightweight fabric. As soon as I got my hands on this dress I wanted to wear it. So, you know, I did. As always I paired it with some flip flops, my orange cardie from Mix Apparel and the beaded cuff type bracelet again. This dress is a wonderful length and has plenty of breezy, blousey room. It is one of the coolest {temperature and otherwise} dress in my wardrobe. The pictures are pretty dark {even darker than the last ones}, but I’ll feature it again. No doubt.

 

 

 

Tips for wearing a maxi;
  • Choose a style top that suits you, the rest will sort itself out
  • Wear wedges if you’re afraid of appearing short, or simply avoid horizontal blocks of colour or patterns.
  • To dress up a maxi add a blazer and some jewellery ah la Nikki from Styling You in this very cute post where I get a mention.
  • A maxi REALLY is perfect for almost every occasion.
  • Wear a maxi skirt if you want to work up to the whole dress thing.

 
Some other styles of Maxi to keepyour eye out for;