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Written by Savi, 27 Comments

 

Hola Earthlings!

Today’s post has been long time coming. It’s no secret that I love a good maxi dress. We’ve been asked about our ‘fashion staples’ in every interview we’ve given since starting Bruised Passports. I’m quite the boring troll when it comes to that question because my answer never wavers – it’s always ‘Maxi Dresses’ 🙂

 

So much has been said about the ubiquitous Little Black Dress but I’m partial to these long, floaty drapes. For starters they’re comfortable (SO comfortable), incredibly versatile, and stylish. They’re ideal for conservative countries because they look put together without flashing too much skin.

 

What’s more, it’s so easy to dress them up or down depending on how you will be spending your day – on a beach with bare feet in sand or a historical city acquainting yourself with its secret passageways and bazaars. There’s something about the ephemeral fluidity of maxi dresses that reminds me of battered suitcases, deep kisses, midnight swims, and TRAVEL. Here are a few of my favourite ways to wear a maxi dress

 

 # Glam it up with gold accessories

 

We have a whole post dedicated to this outfit and Spain’s constant sunny, gorgeous, warm weather 🙂

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Maxi Dress in Lanzarote, Spain

 

 

 # Go ethnic with a kaftan-inspired maxi dress

 

Ethnic maxi dresses are perfect for days when all you want to do is pile on the jewellery – it might not make sense, but it all comes together 🙂 Don’t believe me? Check out the details of this outfit from the Canary Islands.

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Ethnic Maxi Dress in Lanzarote, Spain

 

 

# Go Floral

 

How often does one chance on picture-perfect meadows or mysterious woods with an enchanted stream flowing through them?! When it happens, a girl’s gotta prance 🙂 If there’s an occasion, there’s a maxi for it. Add floral accents – corsages, floral crowns, pearl clips – to lend your maxi dress a pastoral edge

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Floral Accents in Bavaria, Germany

 

 

# Layer

 

Maxi dresses are perfect for conservative countries. Layer them with waistcoats in ethnic prints, tribal jewellery, and colourful cardigans to lend interest to the ensemble. I resorted to this trick all the time while travelling through UAE and Morocco. The UAE, especially Dubai, is extremely fashionable. However, it is important to wear covered clothes, if you intend to step out of the malls and explore the forgotten nooks and crannies of the city.  Maxi dresses are perfect for this. The weather can get ruthless in this part of the world. Don’t forget to slather on some sort of sunscreen or anti aging products to keep your skin looking and feeling well throughout the holiday.

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Ethnic prints in the Middle East

 

 

 #  Dress it down

 

Sometimes you got to let go of accessories and bags. Minimalism is the way to go if you’re planning to spend the day at the beach or indulging in all sorts of raffish shenanigans 😉 Case in point below –

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Maxi Dress in Andalucia, Spain

 

 

# Go Bright

 

 The easiest way to brighten a grey day? Dig up an eye-searingly bright maxi dress from your wardrobe and pair it with statement accessories.

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Bright Maxi Dress in Genoa, Italy

 

 

# Le Blanc

 

There are few things better than a pristine white maxi dress. It transports me to a place where days are spent frolicking in bluebell fields and rolling hills. You have to hop over to the photos in our outfit post to see how much fun was had in this dress 🙂

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White Maxi Dress in Lanzarote, Spain

 

 

Are Maxi Dresses a staple in your wardrobe too? How do you wear your favourite maxi dresses? 🙂 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Maxi Dresses – The Travellers’ Staple

  1. I want to live and die in a maxi dress. It’s just the best thing in the world! I have a collection of maxi dresses as well and I always wear them when travelling. You can never go wrong with maxi dresses (and harem pants, which I know that you also love!) 🙂

  2. I LOVE travelling in maxi dresses and always bring at least one with me on my travels. They’re perfect for dressing up and down like you said. And with just a little change in accessories or layers immediately become a whole new different outfit. Personally I prefer to bring solid color ones for that reason.

  3. I stumbled on your blog while reminiscing about a recent trip to Iceland. Just wanted to say, I am so impressed with how stylish you look in all your travel pics.I usually travel with a small backpack of tshirts and shorts and may be one or two pairs of sneakers, so you are inspiring.

  4. We are honeymooning soon in Mauritius,December2015!Came across your blog, really interesting! Could not stop my self from dropping in a quick thank you note ,you guys r doing a great job keep blogging and inspiring everyone to travel and explore the world and life !
    Best,
    Kanika

  5. I’ve just moved to India and I’m finding maxi-dresses and tea-length skirts really helpful when walking around Mumbai. I didn’t love the style previously, given my short stature, but whatever I lose in height I make up for in comfort.

  6. You have a lovely collection of maxi dresses and have inspired me to shore some more long dresses ! You guys are doing awesome job and love all your pics . Keep rocking and keep travelling . Hugs 🙂

  7. If you have to choose between a drive to Queenstown, NZ via Arthur’s Pass, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier OR Mt. Cook? Which one would you choose?

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