To the Max....

Style Theory: The longer just a has morphed into a 'gown' and is looking like it will play a large part not only in your summer '14 wardrobe but Autumn/Winter too. Luxuriously floaty and extremely comfortable, an elegant addition to your holiday wardrobe. Wear dressed up with heels and fine gold necklaces in the evening, or during the day dress down with sandals.

For Summer 2014 Maxi dresses are patterned or textured with different fabrics. For a chic look add a slouchy tan bag and matching tan sandals. For colder days throw a biker jacket over your gown...a few years on this look still works...

All images above from Pinterest

For the best on the High Street now:
Mango Cherry Maxi Dress £69.99

Michael Kors @Net a Porter  now £161
See by Chloe @theoutnet £157

Red is going to be one of 'the' colours for AW14, so why not start the trend early and invest in a red maxi dress now and in the winter layer up with a cute puffed sleeved black jumper and black shoe boots.

Free People Lonesome Dress Now £88
Love Struck Maxi Dress now £25
It is all in the details with maxi dresses this year, the lace and sheer fabric of the two maxi dresses make them summer 2014 must haves.
Grevlin Diana Halter Maxi Dress now £88
Mango Bow Dress £99
Mango Satin Paisley Dress £99.99
Mango Paisley Dress now £66
Mango Baroque Dress now £49.99

New Look Maxi Dress £22.99

Go bold with pattern, the 60s and 70s prints and shapes were all over the AW14 catwalks, it is time to be brave and work those paisley fabrics....
Mango Necklace Gown £89.99

Of course black and navy maxi dresses still look the height of elegance and will last you year after year after year.

I bought this patterned Maxi dress from Topshop:
Topshop Band of Gypsies Dress £55
I styled it with my leather biker jacket as it was a little breezy and some tan sandals and I must admit, I am a maxi gown convert!

The dress will be so cool on warm, holiday evenings and I will  wear it in the winter with a black poloneck over the top and some black or tan ankle boots...Ooooo the possibilities!!

Are you are Maxi gown convert or have you been into them for years? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances x


  1. I've loved maxis for years now. Yours looks absolutely stunning, Frances. It suits you so well. Some great picks here too! Lynne xx

  2. Loving it with the leather jacket - great look. Like you say this will work in the winter also. X

  3. Some great picks here Frances, I love the Chloe one at the outnet. I bought a black one earlier this season from Hobbs and love it, proving us shorties can still get away with full length! x

  4. Stunning dress in you it!! I do love wearing a maxi in the summer, there is just something so feminine about them!! xx

  5. I should not have read this as you have picked some gorgeous ones that I'm now thinking about! I do have a couple of very casual ones but liking the more grown up versions!
    Abbi x

  6. At 6ft 2" they are a bit much for me. Need a few breaks in the ' line'

  7. Gosh you look amazing ! Now I think about it I can't quite believe that I don't have a maxi dress - I think it's because i have big arms so I can't do such short sleeves and also am only 5 2. But still you have made me rethink it.

  8. I've just clicked on the link and I must say it looks a lot better on you than it does on the model they have styled in on for the website - wouldn't have looked at it twice.

  9. I love your street style picks France s- please can I be the girl in the blue print maxi dress sat at the cafe!? You look gorgeous in yours. especially with your jacket, the name of the design alone Band of Gypsies has me sold!

    I've never thought about maxi's in the winter, that sounds lush, although I do have a few 'golden oldies' in my wardrobe for the summer x

  10. I love the whole retro look of this style & you look amazing in yours Frances! Pefectly styled with the leather biker! Ax

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