The maxi dresses to wear this spring
From blooming flowers to chirping birds, all the signs are here to indicate that spring has settled, and we’re already getting used to the warming sun and the longer days. With it comes the need to refresh our wardrobe and dip into the new spring collections made of brightly coloured skirts and light dresses. One of the trends that’s still strong this season is the maxi dress that makes anyone look chic and stylish by wearing one single garment. Paired with the right pair of shoes, it’s the perfect staple to wear on a hot summer day be it on holiday at the beach or for a stroll in the city.
Several maxi dress styles have emerged from the runway, including the comeback of polka dots and the romantic floral print. From minimalist, elegant dresses to maximalist, voluminous gowns, there’s enough choice for everyone to find her own spring staple to wear all the way through summer. Don’t be shy to combine these trends too as there are no limits when it comes to maxi dresses – they are designed for you to make a fabulous entrance.
There’s no doubt that puff sleeves are here to stay for another season. We loved them last year and now our maxi dresses will receive the same treatment. With these exaggerated sleeves, no need for extravagant patterns so choose a dress in neutral tones from white to powder pink and the cut needs to be simple and elegant. Short puffed sleeves are great for a picnic in the park while longer sleeves and a flowy skirt will also fit a chicer dinner. Highlight the V-neckline with a pendant or necklace for a more sophisticated outfit.
If you hate over-the-top dresses, simple and refine silhouettes are also flying high this spring thanks to designers adhering to the minimalist aesthetic. Solid colours of navy and cream in luxurious fabric such as satin and linen define this elegant trend. A cotton-blend, ribbed version is soft and comfortable to wear in the office, while a sleeveless white gown layered with an oversized blazer is the perfect match for a smart cocktail party. Wear yours during the day with gladiator sandals or barely-there, high heel sandals in the evening.
For countryside getaways and rural weddings, floral maxi dresses are the go-to outfit on a warm sunny day. They come in a feminine silhouette that highlights the curve of the body while being appropriate for any occasion. Choose yours in a vintage-style pattern made of lightweight silk crepe de chine for the extra romantic touch. Wear it with a woven basket and raffia wedges at your next garden party.
With its retro look, the polka dot print has grown in popularity and designers are offering a whole range of dresses to sport the trend this spring. From tiny spots to large dots, it’s a playful pattern that won’t go out of style and can be combined with some of the season’s biggest trends such as ruffles, puff sleeves and intricate cutouts. Polka dots also adorn wrap dresses with asymmetric hemlines that will work for many occasions, from balmy city days to sun-drenched vacations.
This spring, the polo shirt is rising again to its former glory and comes to give a smart twist to our maxi dresses. This preppy staple isn’t reserved for golf clubs and study halls though as it has been reimagined with a modern look for 2020. Choose the dress in a baby blue hue or in elegant classic black cinched at the waist with a thin belt. For a more extravagant version, opt for a rainbow coloured pattern or a navy gingham that you can wear with cowboy boots for a more edgy take on the preppy spirit. Keep the sleeves long or roll them up to turn the dress in a casual look.
If you’re looking for a dress with maxi effect, look no further than the tiered dress with exaggerated volume to try out this spring. Pleats and ruffles give this dress lots of movement that swirl around the body and make it a modern princess look. Cut from airy cotton-poplin or lightweight modal, it’s the perfect staple to wear in warmer climes and comes with long sleeves or off the shoulder neckline. Add statement bangles to accentuate the hippie vibe of the dress or wear with heeled sandals for a more elegant take.