Friday, 10 June 2011

Midi Madness

Bored of maxi dresses already? Don't feel comfortable in a playsuit? The midi dress could be the one for you!

This season's reserved, understated item is the midi; a skirt length that sits from the knee down but above the ankle and has a definite retro feel to its cut, colour and shape. Popular on the SS catwalks and with fashion forward celebs (Alexa is always the perfect example - wearing Chanel to the Chanel Cruise 11-12 show in France no less!).

They are a great option for you if you want to show a little big of leg but not too much and are best kept simple with minimal accessories - too many will clash with the style of the dress. Pop on a structured bag and a pair of chic flats or medium-height heels; mega platforms will overwhelm the look. Think Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan - this is the look for the English Rose in you!

Go for a colour palette of pastels, classic blues, nudes and white shades or a soft girly print in a floaty fabric. The dress shouldn't be too structured and should allow for movement.

Snap up one of these high street lovelies and keep your fingers crossed for good weather to wear them in:

Ditsy print, Warehouse, £65

White embroidered, River Island, £39.99

Pansy print, Topshop, £40

Candy pink, ASOS, £40

Turquoise, Topshop, £46

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  1. Love the yellow pansy print one from Topshop :) xx

  2. the first one is really cute- I love maxis!