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