Fashion: Floral Maxi OOTD

As I mentioned last week, I’ve finally got up the courage to buy and (more importantly) wear a few maxi-length pieces. I’ve bought a few before, and they’ve remained unworn and neglected in my wardrobe, before eventually making their way onto Ebay or to a charity shop. Oops. Now I’m wondering why I have waited so long.

 photo New Look Floral Maxi Dress 2_zpswowk3zyv.jpg photo New Look Floral Maxi Dress 3_zpsi0lr670g.jpgIn my defence, I still struggle to find items I would actually wear. I have an inbuilt opinion that they make me look a lot bigger than I am, and that translates to what I see in the mirror. Then there’s the height issue. I’m too tall for the petite range, with them ending just above my ankle bone. The standard range drag on the floor. But once I fell in love with this dress, once I didn’t feel like a blue blob, I popped along to a seamstress and for £10 got 3 inches chopped off the bottom.

From New Look, the size 8 fits well (if slightly snug around the top department, if you get what I mean!). Once chopped it’s the right length, sitting just right with flat sandals. The slit up the side stops the floral print from becoming too mumsy, the belt stops me from appearing too short. Styled up with a hot pink cardigan (which I couldn’t bear to wear in the heatwave in Brighton!), this is becoming my favourite date night outfit. It also made the perfect thing to wear at my engagement party a few weeks ago – just right for a traditional English garden party. Lets hope the weather remains warm enough to wear it for a bit longer!

 photo New Look Floral Maxi Dress 1_zps3vwqc2w9.jpgNow all I need to do is remember to let my hair dry before taking outfit photos in the future…

Are you a fan of maxi dresses? Do you have types of clothing you avoid?

  • Lovely dress, the pattern and colour really suit you! I find shopping for maxi dresses a pain too x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  • This dress looks so gorgeous on you! I’ve avoided maxi skirts and dresses for so long as well, but I think it’s just a matter of finding one that really suits you! It’s worth the wait when you do! 🙂 xx

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you! x

  • UM HELLO PRETTY. I love this dress on you!!! The shape is so flattering and thep rint is gorgeous <3

    Little Miss Katy

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you so much for this comment my lovely! x

  • This is a gorgeous dress! You look gorgeous 🙂 I wish I was tall enough for Maxi dresses…

    • ninegrandstudent

      I had to pay to get 3-4 inches chopped off the bottom so I could wear it! x