Maxi skirts are all grown-up this season, reworked in summery prints, sumptuous satin and dreamy ruffles. Perfect for the party season, we love the scale and drama of a floor-skimming maxi. The nipped-in waist and generous silhouette suits most figures, and anything that lends itself to a dramatic twirl on the dancefloor has our vote.
To keep a bright colour looking grown-up, pair it with a crisp white shirt-come-bodysuit, which does away with the tiresome job of tucking your top back in throughout the evening. And for a contemporary feel, clash your colours a little. In this case, a red buckle on pink shoes hits the right note.
Prints are perfectly pitched for summer soirées. As a general rule, pick one colour in the pattern for your top. Then look for a design with elegant elements, such as puffed sleeves or an oversized back-bow. To finish, throw more prints in the mix with your accessories.
For a sleek, modern look, we can’t resist a mermaid maxi with a peplum top. Let the skirt steal the spotlight and keep everything else just as fitted, but pared back. Stick to a scooped-neck bodysuit, simple gold hoops and then slick your hair back into a low chignon.
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