The maxi dress challenge

I am still in search of the perfect LBD that works with my current body shape. So imagine my horror when I hear that another wardrobe staple has been declared …

The Maxi Dress

At just under 5ft4 I’ve always avoided long dresses/skirts. I suppose the fear was that they would make me look shorter or frumpy. And if I’m being completely honest the hate I feel for my arms often leads me to put cardigans on with dresses and the idea of a cardigan and a maxi dress terrifies me. Would it be a fashion faux pas?

The challenge

A couple of weeks ago Boohoo challenged me to find my perfect maxi dress. I scrolled through hundreds of dresses in many different styles.

I discovered racer back ones, wrap ones and dresses that will carry you from day to night.

I lusted after several styles but couldn’t bring myself to order them believing they would either be too clingy, too bold or show too much flesh.

That was until I saw the….

Noelle Off The Shoulder Shirred Ditsy Maxi Dress

100% Polyester. Flat Measurement of Garment: Shoulder To Hem 85cm/33.5″, Retailing at £25

The first thing I loved about this dress was the print, I find ditsy prints so pretty. However, it was definitely the off the shoulder detailing that won it for me.

Girl stating at the floot wearing a maxi dress

The dress flows from the waist down and offers two slits to either side of the skirt allowing for a little leg to be shown. I personally love how this dress moves with me.

Blonde girl standing in maxi dress

During the day

During the day I would style it up with some pink pumps to bring out the floral detailing within the dress. I would also add in a gorgeous day bag and pretty in pink aviators.

Pink trainers

Pink Satin Platform Trainers £15

Tassel day bag in a tan colour Ella Tassel Detail Day Bag £20

pink aviator sunglasses

Coloured Lens Aviator Sunglasses £6

Out at night

For an evening look I would swap the trainers for espadrille sandals, the day bag for a pretty pink clutch and then add in a layered necklace to compliment the décolletage.

Again I’ve opted for pink accessories to bring out the colours within the dress.

Flatform Espadrille Sandals

Flatform Espadrille Sandals £25

Suedette & Bar Clutch

Suedette & Bar Clutch £10


Ring Chain Layered Necklace

Ring Chain Layered Necklace £5

This dress has shown me that there really are maxi dresses out there for all shapes and sizes.

Blonde girl standing in maxi dress



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