So I walked through the door at Country Road last Tuesday morning after our trip to Byron and fell instantly in love AGAIN!
Well ok, it may not have been full-blown love, more like panic lust.
Do you know what I mean?
That feeling when you see something you love/lust, but instantly realise there are only a few left – you quickly pray to the fashion gods that one of those three is a size 12?
Yes, it happened AGAIN!
If I’m honest, I had already been secretly eyeing-up this dress online, I knew it was a ‘me’ dress but I was unsure on:
- Whether our store would receive it and if it arrived while I was away, would they sell like hot-cakes!
- If we did have my size, would it be long enough for me.
- I was unsure of the button-through style, as they can be hard to pull off for a curvy pear like me.
You see, I love my maxi’s to be floor-draggers. – not ankle grazers.
I adore having enough fabric to swish or billow when I walk…that’s half the fun of wearing a maxi for me.
That and the comfort value – no need to shave your legs or worry about fake tan – pure heaven!
It doesn’t bother me in the slightest that the fabric drags on the floor at all – I do understand this would seriously annoy the life out of most folks, but for me it’s perfection. My washing machine & I are very well acquainted 😉
But for me, the longer length just makes the over-all look more streamline.
I feel that dresses that fall on or above my ankle cut me off and make me look wider.
Anyway, I didn’t bother trying the dress on though. I just bought it, because I loved it enough to really make it work.
The belted look of this maxi shirt dress, does alter the way it can be worn though.
Most maxi dresses either fall from the empire line or are more figure hugging. Both styles work well with extra length for us tall girls.
* Excuse the quality of the images – they were shot at dusk in really poor light.
Honestly? A touch longer would have made this dress total perfection for me, but in saying that, I don’t think it could have been too much longer because of the ‘shirt’ style.
Overall, I’m as happy as a sandboy.
Wearing it with an extra button open at the top will also help if like me, you have a fuller bust.
AND you can play around with where you choose to have the belt or even add a leather belt for different look.
Higher will give the illusion of longer legs.
Lower lengthens the torso, if you are short-waisted.
You could also wear it open over a plain maxi dress or over your bikini (like the CR model) – if you have a cracking figure…Which, just for the record, I do not 😉
Now you already know I love my Maxi’s – are they your best fashion friend too?
Would you go for a button through style?
Its Wednesday again so I’m heading over to Kimba Likes place to hang out with the girls.