Take it to the Max, What’s Hot Now? The Maxi Dress

At last! Summer has arrived. There are two items of clothing that to me signify that summer is here… white linen trousers and a maxi dress. For some reason I only seem to bring out a maxi dress on holiday or when we have a heatwave at home. Today I spent the day with a lovely style consultant – well two actually – who was wearing a gorgeous purple print maxi dress with sequin flipflops. It looked cool, in both senses of the word, feminine and comfortable.

Funnily enough I also had an exchange on twitter with another style consultant about the benefits of wearing a maxi dress:

So here is a roundup of some of the gorgeous maxi dresses in the shops now.

Stripe Maxi from French Connection John Lewis £52
Stripe maxi by Wal-G at House of Fraser £30
Hobbs Cascade print maxi from John Lewis £95.20
Stripe V Maxi from The White Company £60


Print maxi dress by Phase Eight £79.20
Print maxi by Hobbs £75
Ikat print dress by Warehouse £42
Print Maxi by Isabella Oliver £189
Holiday print maxi by Boden £79

Pleat Detail Maxi by Pure Collection £89
Pink, Green & Navy desses all from Boden
Tank maxi in Pink Isabella Oliver £99
Ultimate Maxi by Pure Collection £89

Have you tried a maxi dress? Is it just me who wears one on holiday or during a heatwave? I’m hoping the weather stays for the weekend so that one of my maxis can make it’s first appearance this year.

They can be a versatile item as demonstrated by Isabella Oliver with the tank maxi shown above: