Saturday, 8 May 2010
Its SUMMERTIME!!! And one of the biggest trends for ladies is the maxi. Men seem to think we look like zoom lollies and loose our shape in 'em ...so lets show the fella's how we rock it! Here are 5 simple tips to maxi heaven.....
1)Day to night: Go for fitted bandeau styles and bright hues like burnt orange or hot pink. Wear a slim line gilet or hoodie over the dress with strappy flats in the day, add a statement necklace, wedge's and remove gilet/ hoodie in the evening et voila...night time glamour to make the boys stammer.
2)Short girls don't cry: You can rock a maxi too! Check out the petite ranges in Topshop, ASOS and Miss Selfridge. Also look out for Maxi's that stop just above the ankle and don’t be afraid to buy a dress and get it altered at your friendly neighbourhood dry cleaners...they are handy with a needle and thread if you ain't!
3) Layering: Cropped t-shirts are also a hot trend a la the likes of Daisy Lowe...Layer a cropped tee over a close fit strappy maxi dress to change up the look
4) Read between the lines: Horizontal lines and slogan maxi's make a hot impact when you want to stand out- KAPOW!
5)Belt it baby: The (fashion) oracle has spoken. Super star stylist Rachel Zoe told Glamour magazine this month that belts were a trend worth investing in this summer. Keep 'em wide with mini skinny straps on the front, or corset/ obi style and they'll tie your maxi dresses up a treat
**Dresses and gilet available from ASOS.com, belt from onceuponabelt.com