Dress to impress

Posted on: 18 March 2011 by Rhian Mainwaring

With the warmer weather on its way, we’re looking to isme.com for this season’s must-have – the maxi dress!

Every woman’s style staple, it is still very much in fashion, which means we can all breathe a sartorial sigh of relief, as the maxi dress is also the most versatile on the market. It flatters all figures, can be worn during the day for understated style, and can easily be transformed into glamorous eveningwear. What’s not to love about it?



The 70s inspired maxi dress

Perfect for; those who love flat sandals and hippy inspired accessories, when you dream of a bygone fashion era it’s the 70s all the way. This dress is great for those with a larger chest as the v-neck accentuates your assets and the empire line provides definition to the rest of your figure.

70s inspired maxi dress, £40 from isme.



Tribal print maxi dress

If you love chunky wood accessories and beaded embellishment then the tribal print is the one for you. This dress is ideal for anyone who wishes to conceal their upper arms as the long sleeves and bright print draws attention towards the cleavage. 

Tribal print maxi dress, £38 from isme.com



Round neck maxi dress

If you love wearing warm, earthy tones then this dress is perfect. Ideal for those with a petite frame as the tie waist gives some curve appeal, the incorporated necklace means your accessorising is taken care of too – simply pair with leather gladiator sandals and some wooden bangles and you’re good to go. Be careful if you have a larger bust though as the print and cut will be overpowering.

Round neck maxi dress, £40 from isme.com


The Maxi rules!

Keep it flat

They should be worn with sandals or wedges, stilettos are a big no-no.

Keep it casual

They are first and foremost casual day dresses so keep jewellery chunky and accessorise with leather handbags rather than glitzy clutches.

Keep it long

Make sure your dress sweeps the floor, if it’s anywhere near your ankles the style will look dated.

Give it a go

This is the most flattering shaped dress I’ve come across. It really works for all shapes and sizes; the trick is to pick the right neckline and style for your shape.

Never too old

Maxi dresses have really stood the test of time and suit all ages, but they’re worn best by those who rocked them the first time round. So as Scott McKenzie once said, "be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

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