I love my bi-annual wardrobe overhaul. Every Spring / Autumn off go the clothes that I haven’t worn once this year (or the previous . . . ) to charity, in comes the new season’s attire.
Usually new season = new assortment of clothing. There is one item, however, that seems to be making a year round appearance. One of my favourite items of clothing : the maxi dress.
In case this is new terminology to you, it does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a dress. And it’s full (maxi) length. Elegant, versatile, *comfortable* – I love them.
If you’re planning your wedding and wondering how to dress your bridesmaids, I would encourage you to consider maxi dresses. There’s a high chance you’ll be able to find a style which is flattering for every shape of bridesmaid, and you’ll minimise the distress some girls might suffer at the prospect of showing a lot of flesh.
#WeddingTip : Remember the Kate / Pippa Middleton rule - if your bridesmaids look good, you come away looking like a confident, comfortable bride.
To help you plan your maxi-Bridesmaid look some images are hunted below. Yes this post is just a thinly veiled excuse for me to go online shopping. Motives matter not, just enjoy the images.
The Grecian goddess maxi flatters almost everyone. It is also appropriate for numerous wedding styles from classic couple to beach based. I love the deep purple hue of this one above // via Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids at Browns Fashion .
Maxi dresses will work in literally every colour of the rainbow. Here we leap from rich purple and into a light neutral tone paired with pink / white blooms. It probably helps tonally that the girls are tanned and blonde here. It’s a generous bride that considers their Bridesmaids’ colourings as well as their shape when choosing their dresses. // Inside Weddings
Maxi dresses can be a formal choice. I like this bias-cut silver satin dress for its vintage, ethereal elegance. // via Ghost
Maxi dresses don’t need to be one block colour, even for Bridesmaids. These bright patterned dresses above with sweetheart necklines have even been paired with different flowers for each girl, and the look still works. See how flattering the fit is on every single girl too – I’d be overjoyed as a bridesmaid to be given this style // Tumblr
Sadly, the source of the dresses above is unknown. If you’re looking for a supplier with a good line in patterned / floral maxis I like Ted Baker - this is a typical floral maxi design from them.
If you want to add a cute, kitsch, retro feel to your floral maxis, just add parasols. They look gorgeous in photos // The Daily Veil
And finally, I’ve discussed the immensely popular concept of mismatching bridesmaid dresses previously. This can certainly be done with maxi dresses. Take the lead from above you can have different style and different colours as long as they’re in the same tonal range (in this case sherbets). // Google Images
Or, like these green maxi dresses making an ombre wash around the Bride // Martha Stewart Weddings
Maxi dresses, I think you are the bees knees : and you have been hunted
But do you agree with me?
And if not – why on earth not?!