Let's face it, the maxi isn't going away. Believe me when I say it has just began.
Since ever, the maxi has been a must for black tie events. A lot of beachwear kaftans and coverups are maxis as well. But how can it translate into our everyday life? I don't see it blend in well into an office look - unless you're a fashion magazine editor, perhaps you can try a tailored maxi skirt
. Still, for a day out, a weekend, or a dinner party - the maxi dress is your friend.
Alright, so you've decided to go for it, but what color should you choose? What style? The big volume of maxi dresses we see on the streets and in the stores today are either in loud tacky prints, white or black. So ... banal. Nude color, on the right fabric, will make the outfit look chic and will get you all the right attention. This fact alone turns a simple maxi dress into a statement piece.
For this fall, Alberta Ferretti, Sonia Rykiel, Aquascrutum and Victoria Beckham, all incorporated a nude maxi dress look into their collections. Their looks of coarse are indended for the red carpet and are in the higher price scale, to put it mildly. But fear not, I've made a list of four dresses that will help you achieve the same chic look, but translate it into a more casual price range:
Rachel Pally - Grecian Long Dress
Rachel Pally - Long Fortuna Dress
Roxanne Grace - Colette Long Dress
Calvin Klein Collection - Sleeveless Gown