Summer has given another reason to love it — this time, it is the maxi dress. Steadily creating its own space in the wardrobe of fashion enthusiasts, maxi dresses are proving to be an ideal wear for the season. Though the attire is long in structure, its light weight and flowing silhouette give the much needed breathing space for legs.
Designer Dia Ajmera is of the opinion that mid-length maxi dresses, either flowing, fitted or caped, and infinity dresses are much in favour this season. She says, “These dresses in materials like polyester, crepe fabric and georgette are trending among fashionistas. They are also seen sporting maxi dresses in pastel hues like pista green, greyish-blue, peach and salmon. This looks good on everyone and can be worn as both formal and casual wear. One can either dress it up or dress it down with the attire.”
She points out that maxi tops with side slits are also getting popular and is an ideal wear for summer. One can easily sport this outfit while going for a tea-party, get-togethers, brunch, lunch or even clubbing.
However, Dia says that contrary to popular belief, maxi dresses are ideal for women of any height and not just tall people. Anyone can look flawless in this apparel. What really matters is the right type of maxi dress according to a person’s bodytype.
Designer Amy Billimoria echoes the thought. “Maxi dresses are one of the most comfortable outfits and for anytime of the day. Since it camouflages an individual’s body, this stands perfect for any type of body. Adding a slim belt or playing around with the hemline can create something new and give a different look to a maxi dress.”
She points out that prints are in this season.
This may vary from floral and psychedelic to optical illusion prints. Maxi dresses she says can be played around with accessories or if one likes to keep it simple, scarves and slim belts can act as the elegant pieces.
On how can one complete their look with a maxi dress? She says, “String maxi dresses or a V-neck maxi can be teamed with a short denim jackets. The best thing about this outfit is that it is an outfit for all age groups. This attire is here to stay and will be on the ramp even next season (it is just the change in the fabric and palette will be different).”
Talking about the different necklines in maxi that are trending, designer Jyoti Sachdev Iyer details, “V-neck, round, boat and collars are much sought after this season. We are working on long ankle length, straight line types, and playing with a lot of ombre dying, embellishments and leather patch-works on the dress. Origami is also something we are looking into.”
She feels that although ruffles have been there, now different textures are being used and incorporated.
“Maxi dresses should be worn as it is and one should not go overboard with accessories. Stilettoes go really well with this outfit. I always recommend one to work around their arms and ears when it comes to accessorising,” she adds.