Let’s talk maxi dresses; specifically, maxi dresses for dressing up.
We’ll be up front – we love maxi dresses for dressing up. We’ve seen casual versions up and down the high street for the last few years but we think their place at cocktail parties, posh dinners and nights out on the town have been seriously down-played.
Why? Well we love that it’s effortlessly elegant and demure, without needing to look like a ballgown. It can be tight or lose fitting and there’s a whole lot of fabric for patterns to play with. What’s more, you’ll never fall foul of the “knee-length” rules or have to worry about being under dressed.
Need we say more? Here’s our ten of the best maxi dresses to inspire you.
Pollyanna V-neck georgette gown from ISSA
Priced at £795.
Mosaic draped stretch-jersey maxi dress from Vivienne Westwood Anglomania
Priced at £175.
Illustration print maxi dress from Therapy
Priced at £70.
Wrap front maxi dress from Oh My Love
Priced at £45.
One-shoulder leaf-crepe gown from Alexander McQueen
Priced at £1,695.
Zuzanna floral print maxi dress from Coast
Priced at £139.
Orchid jardin print maxi dress from Uttam Boutique
Priced at £75.
Metallic lace maxi dress from Rare
Priced at £59.
Embellished tulle maxi dress from Marchesa Notte
Priced at £483.75.
Mona maxi dress from Coast
Priced at £95.