Saturday, 25 December 2010

long sleeve jumpsuits at Miss Selfridge

The shops are full of jumpsuits and playsuits at the moment, but if you're not a fan of the bandeau styles and would prefer to be a bit more covered up, look no further than Miss Selfridge who have some long-sleeved styles for the more modest fashionista!

As a bonus the black and white patterned jumpsuit above on sale for £25, it's available in sizes 4 - 12 so click here for more info and to buy now.

If you want an all-black slinky jumpsuit, Miss Selfridge also have this one for £55 in sizes 4 - 16, click here to take a closer look.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Lipsy Black and White Angel Tshirt Maxi Dress

If you're after an edgy/rocky style then look no further than this maxi dress from Lipsy. Now when you mention the brand name Lipsy I think super-tight fitted mini-dresses but that's not all they do, as you can see with this half sleeved t-shirt style maxi dress. It's available for £23 from the Lipsy online store, click here for more info and to buy now.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Long Sleeve Floral Maxi Dress by Warehouse

Still on the lookout for a long sleeved maxi dress? well look no further! Warehouse have this beautiful boho-style floral maxi dress on sale at the moment on their website - reduced to £50!

Click here for more info and to buy now before it sells out!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Maxi Dress: A dress for all?

The Maxi dress has been a huge wardrobe staple for both the summer, and now Autumn, seasons,
and rightly so; it’s versatile, chic, glamorous, understated and can be made unique time and time
again. But is it really what it markets itself to be; a dress for all?

Yes, the maxi dress has been heralded as a style that will suit everybody, but surely that can’t be
true? After all, it’s not going to look the same on a tall and a short person now is it? Well, the simple
answer is no and the more complicated one is yes. I think the easiest way to explain the maxi dress,
is that there is a style to suit everyone. Looking for maxi dresses in this season then visit very clothing.

Much like a pair of essential jeans, different styles suit all. If you are short then a floor sweeping,
long sleeved, block coloured piece isn’t going to do you any favours, instead it’ll make you look short
and frumpy. What you need to do is break it up a bit; either opt for a subtle pattern, like an autumn
floral, or break up a block colour with a belt, a big one, and some bright accessories. This will detract
from the swamping effect. It’s also best to avoid long sleeves, instead layer up for autumn with a
cardi, scarf and jacket.

For the lucky taller people, the maxi dress is pretty much the godsend you’ve been looking for. If
you can find one in the right length that is! There’s nothing worse than a too-short maxi dress that’s
up around your ankles. Luckily, there are some dresses designed specifically for you tall people out
there. Check out online stores like where
they have some maxi dresses that will hang gracefully past your ankles, and hopefully even cover
your shoes!

Luckily, the maxi dress also hides a multitude of sins; lumps, bumps and hairy legs, so they are really
a godsend; just make sure you try on a few styles to find the best one for you.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Coats! Coats! Coats!

The Military trend. Its been creeping up on us for a while, I know we will all be wearing it by the end of the year and It’s not the kind of thing to go out of fashion.

The one I love is this military dome button coat from Dorothy Perkins. It really does this fashion trend justice. They have it in Mocha & Navy - Not bad for £65 and from size 6 to 22 - click on image for more details

Another one I think they have done very well is this green coat with silver buttons, it’s £85 and comes in their usual sizes. It even has embellished shoulder epaulette’s, if you really want to go all out in this military trend.

If you want to go a little bit ‘dads army’ oasis have this khaki grosgrain coat for £90 which also has the shoulder epaulettes but in a much more subtle style than the Dorothy Perkins one from above

Oasis also have a lovely warm luxury military black coat. It’s Black velvet with silver buttons & a matching black velvet belt.
If it’s gold embellishments that your after this is the one for you:

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Update - more maxi dresses with sleeves!

Now that the weather is really hotting up (even if it does rain in between the sunny spells!) the shops have got even more maxi dresses in stock, here are the latest with sleeves:

First up this gorgeous full sleeved floaty-style maxi dress from Mango. It seems to be a hit as it's currently only available in sizes 8 and 10 online. Click here for more info.

Next is this short sleeve animal print maxi dress including a detachable belt. It available in sizes 6 - 22 click here to see more.

I love this vibrant turquoise blue maxi dress with embroidery detail. The tiered skirt really gives this a great shape and it's also available in pink too. Click here for more info.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Holiday Essentials - Harem Pants

If you've got a holiday in the sun coming up and are looking for an alternative to linen trousers to keep you cool, you need to get yourself some harem pants! I'll admit when these first came out I thought they looked a bit ridiculous, but I'm slowly coming round to the idea and even have a pair of my own!

Here's some which are available to buy now:

These "harem inspired" trouser by French Connection are the way to go if you want the look without going too baggy and loose! Click here for more info on these

As an alternative (and at a fraction of the cost of the French Connection ones above!) BANK have these long black harem trousers by "heaven sent". Click here for more info on these have a great selection, including these black harem pants with a leopard print design around the waist. Click here to see more

If black is too boring for you, why not try these animal print harem trousers available from New Look. They're new in, click here for more info.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

short sleeved maxi dress

I've just come across this very pretty multi-coloured paisley design maxi dress which is new in to Dorothy Perkins. It can be yours for £45 and is available in sizes 6 - 22 click here for more info.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

maxi dress with sleeves from Oasis

***update! see new posts on maxi dresses with sleeves here***

I've already posted a few spring summer 2010 maxi dresses, but despite being long and flowing, a lot of them have been a bit revealing up top! Chances are you'd need to wear them with a shrug or cardigan, however I've found 3 fab floral maxi dress which come WITH SLEEVES from Oasis.

1. Lady Print Floral Maxi Dress wtih a waist-tie to the back to give the dress some shape. This dress is available in sizes 6 - 16, click here for more info

2. Butterfly Print Maxi Dress, this dress is 100% silk with mid-length sleeves, click here for more info

3. Long Sleeve Butterfly Maxi Dress, with a chic monochrome floral design. It's available in sizes XS - L, click here for more info

Friday, 26 February 2010

More Maxi Dresses for Under £30

Go monochrome with these black and white floral maxi dresses from Quiz!

This flower print design sleeveless maxi dress can be yours for just £29.99, click here for more info.

Quiz also have this cream and black strappy maxi dress, which is also just £29.99. Click here to see more.

Spring Wardrobe on a budget - New Look Maxi Dress for under £30

This bargain maxi dress comes is available in 5 colours and is a bargain at just £28! There's limited stock in some of the colours though so if you've got your eye on one of these don't delay in snapping one of these up! Click here for more info

Halter-neck Maxi Dresses from Firetrap

Firetrap also have a great range of Maxi dresses for this season, check them out:

This fab floral halterneck maxi dress is not your typical pastel floral girly dress! It has more of a grungey feel for a feminine but edgy look. You can buy this online for £65 in sizes XS - XL. Click here for more views.

If solid colours are more your thing, then you can't go wrong with this orangey/red or black maxi dress. It's a similar halterneck design and £5 cheaper than the floral dress at £60. Click here to see more

Miss Selfrdige Maxi dresses for Spring 2010

Spring is in the air and that means maxi dresses! All the shops have them in stock now, from block colours to floral prints. Here's a selection from Miss Selfridge.
This black "military" maxi dress is 100% cotton with a simple antique brass embellished design on the front. Team it up with metallic gladiator sandals or a sparkly shrug. It's available in sizes 4 - 16 for £49, click here for more info.

This grey maxi dress has more of a softer boho/gypsy feel to it. It's also available in sizes 4 - 16 for £49 click here to buy now