Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fashion word of the day

I've been asked by my clients to define certain fashion terms that I use. There are so many out there, after all, that even I don't know all of them. Since one of the big deals for Spring is the maxi dress, let's define the word and show some examples here. This begins the first of many blogs entitled: Fashion word of the day.

Maxi dress-- a dress that is ankle or even floor length. Though typically seen this season in the form of a sundress, a maxi dress is any dress of full length. We are seeing maxi dresses in various ethnic or floral prints, and in bold solids. They are made in gauzy, lightweight, or silky fabrics. This makes them perfect for beachwear, vacationing, date night with the hubby, or out to lunch with the girlfriends. To accessorize, I recommend bold hoops or dangling earrings, and bangle bracelets. Also, sandals or espadrilles work for footwear.

Live in color!


Colour Me Happy said...

Whenever I buy these kinds of summer dresses, they just sit in my closet. Or maybe it's just because I don't go to enough summer soiree's to wear them to.

Color My Closet said...

Hey girl! It could be that you don't love the pattern or fabric. It could be the wrong color palette. Would you try turquoise? Another option is to pull them out, pair them with a denim jacket and some strappy sandals or espadrilles. Or no jacket but some cool funky necklace or some statement piece of jewelry. Maybe the maxidress doesn't work with your fashion personality...and if not, then we can find you some other options. How about the tunic with some white jeans?