The floor-skimming, ankle length maxi dresses are the perfect antidote to this season's shorts and mini dresses with sky-high hemlines. The maxi dress is a highly wearable, must-have during the sunny months.
Maxi dresses look very glamorous, laid back and elegant. Its versatility means you can wear it on a movie date, a day of shopping with the girls or just for attending a wedding. Nicole Richie, Kate Moss, Kate Hudson and Mischa Barton are amogst many celebrities who are adopting this trend.
Perfect Prints Choose a delicate but delightful paisley print for some bohemian summer spirit. Retro swirls are another print that works perfectly within the hippie chic trend easing it's way into high summer collections. Paris Hilton made the right choice with this dress. I love the graphic print. It looks very bohemian and tribal.
1. Lucas & Lily Print Maxi Dress - $98.00 atNordstrom
Pretty Blooms If you fancy sweet florals, you're in luck with a vast array of summery blooms to look beautiful in. Pretty florals will add a touch of vintage to your dress. Florals are a great way of incorporating the romantic trend into your wardrobe and Milla looks sultry in this vintage inspired dress.
Colour Crazy For chic simplicity, choose one colour and go all out with your maxi manifesto. This summer is all about statement colours, so try to steer well clear of classic black. Colour block dresses are big this summer. Choose the lighter colours for the areas of your body you want to flaunt and use darker shades to disguise. Coleen is looking chic and sophisticated of late. She managed to pull this ensemble off by pairing her orange maxi with a chunky gold pendant and oversized shades.
1. Jersey Maxi Dress - $64.35 atAsos 2. Old Navy Long Crepe Dress - $30.50 atOld Navy 3. Tart Catarina Long Dress - $273.00 at Pink Mascara ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
DO :: Wear your dress with heels or wedges if you're lacking in height as the dress will drown you and lose its impact.
DO :: Accessorise with oversized sunnies and a headscarf and bangles. You'll have the LA look down to a tee.
DON'T :: Accessorise with a belt. It will ruin the shape and long flowing lines of your maxi dress.
DON'T :: Opt for a heavily printed maxi dress if you're curvier. Opt for plain or cool block colours.
DON'T :: Overdo it by layering your clothes. Stick to a cropped cardigan or fitted jacket to avoid a hemline clash.
To get Ashlee's edgy bubblegum look, pair rocker worthy accessories with your girlie pieces and vice versa - a girly bracelet and an edgy outfit.
1. Lydell NYC Snake Bangle, $33.90 (was $68.00) at Nordstrom 2. Free People Embellished One Shoulder Dress, $69.00 (was $118 .00) at Nordstrom 3. A/X Drapey One Shoulder Dress, $98.00 at A/X 4. Steve Madden Loucee Mary Jane, $39.99 at Steve Madden 5. Faux Reptile Chunky Bangle, $5.00 at CelebShades 6. Ted Rossi Lether Cuff, $75.00 at Intermix 7. Nine West Lehana Mary Jame, Price Unavailable at Nine West 8. Urban Outfitters Luz Knit One Shoulder Dress, $38.00 at Urban Outfitters 9. Gabriella Rocha Aisling Mary Jane, $64.95 at Zappos
My best friend Adrienne *hugs & kisses* is getting married today. I am really envious. I have always loved weddings. The celebration of love, Cinderella-esque gown and the reunion of friends and family.
I am wearing wearing two dresses today. One for the wedding & tea ceremony (my friend is Chinese) and one for the Chinese wedding dinner tonight (which I left at my friend's last night).
Dress :: Betsey Johnson Halter Dress Bag ::Francesco Biasi Wristlet Shoe :: Cynthia Rowley Heels Tiara :: Little Black Dress Cubic Zirconia Mini Tiara Watch :: Bulova Crystal Watch Necklace:: DeGem Solitaire Diamond Pendant [My mum's] ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
This was what I wore yesterday for the rehearsal.
Dress :: L'amour Vêt Sweetheart Dress from Italy Bag :: Isabella Fiore Satchel [I think it's called Zen Garden] Shoe ::Sigerson Morrison Wedge Brooch :: Kenji Crystal Butterfly Brooch from Singapore Earring :: Gratia Heart Earring from Spain Pendant :: Gratia Heart Pendant from Spain Ring :: Ily Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Ring
Jennifer Lopez attended was at the launch of Lorraine Schwart’s Monkey Diamond Collection in New York City alone. For once in a really loooooong time, J. Lo is looking good. I think it's because her skeletor husband is not there to spoil her pics.
'Jenny from The Block' looked like a Grecian goddess in a bright white Albino one-piece the launch of the jeweler's new line. Lopez paired her romper with a necklace from the designer's monkey-inspired collection and an arm-full of gold bangles. She finished her look with gold clutch.
A romper is a one-piece short suit. Rompers are cute and perfect for Summer.
However, rompers look best on a very particular body-type. You will have to be of average height, with long legs and a very lean body.
If you happen to be that body-type, or you're going to wear a romper anyway, you should know that it is best to keep your look minimal. An ultra-hip sunglasses, a pretty necklace, a few bangles and a simple shoe + handbag should do the trick.
Victoria Beckham made her in-store debut of her dVb denim & sunglasses collection at Saks Fifth Avenue recently.
Posh told Female First, "I am completely obsessed about jeans. I have started wearing high-waist jeans, but they do really squeeze you in round the waist and by the end of the day I was beginning to have mental images of my epitaph, 'Victoria Beckham, done in by denim.'"
Check out dVb for more information on the collection.
I walked pass Chanel in Ginza, Japan and just fell head over Steve Madden heels in love. Never believed in love at first sight, but now I so do! It is just so exquisitely beautiful. I fell in love with the Chanel Ivory Chain Handle Bag. I just love drawstring bags like Louis Vuitton’s Noe. Drawstring bags looks very chic yet laid back.
Anyway, I walked in to the shop and just bought it. I think it was a mixture of peer pressure, sales girl pressure and the sight of the first Chanel bag I have ever loved. I have always felt that Chanel bags are a tad too old for me.
I bought the bag for 580,000 Yen (aprox. USD$1,800)
There sure seems to be plenty of sparkle and bling. The stars seem to be stepping out in plenty of bright satins or picking pieces that are embellished with lots of sequins and gems for that extra glow. Complement the soft shine of satin with delicate sequins trim. Finish a plain outfit with just the right of sparkly embellishment.
Sienna Miller wearing Marchesa Gwen Stefani wearing Tom Ford Paris Hilton modeling for Steve Madden Rihana wearing Matthew Williamson --------------------------------------------------------------