Dear Fashion Industry,
This is an open letter and plea.
I have done a quick reccie of my wardrobe and there are no fewer than 13 maxi skirts or dresses contained within.
They are not hanging there merely for show either. They are loved and on most days reached for in preference to jeans or pants or leggings.
I may have an incy wincy obsession. One that I feel is completely justified.
A maxi dress or skirt always looks more stylish than a shorter option.
You feel that bit more dressed up, even though you’re in a casual outfit.
If you’re in a dressy maxi, then you can easily do the mid-event switcheroo from heels to flats and no-one but your feet will be the wiser.
A maxi means you can be a little lazy-girl in the hair shaving department.
And lastly, should you choose your maxi well, they can be the most flattering garment in your wardrobe.
Oh, sorry for the ramble.
I do have a point. Yes I do.
Please, pretty please, can you never stop designing and making maxis.
That is all and warmest regards
Ms Maxi Lover 2012
PS. You may or may not be familiar with my Model and Me posts. I show what a garment looks like on a model and then what it looks like on me. See, I’m short on modelesque qualities. Pun very much intended.
Here’s the model wearing my latest wardrobe maxi addition. It’s a fabulous viscose black number from Virtu*. SO comfortable and the thick waistband means it sits well too. In my extensive maxi collection, I didn’t have a black skirt. So this skirt fills a “valid” gap
And here is me:
Virtu Beth maxi skirt $69.95 | Country Road knit worn over Country Road black stretch cami | Seed scarf | Virtu Hartford jacket* $99.95 | Zoe Kratzmann Enthral wedges $220 | Uberkate Love Lines necklace | Mezi ring
Hair: Suite Three Hair | Lips: Innoxa Couleurs D’ete Summer Matte Lipstick in Tangerine $14.95
I wore this outfit to fly to Sydney on Wednesday*. When I travel, even a short distance, I like to be comfortable but I like to look put together. I think that comes from starting flying when I was little, in an era where people DID get dressed up.
What do you think? Do you like to look nice when travelling? What about the maxi? Do we need it to stay?
* Virtu gifted me this skirt and jacket in accordance with my disclosure policy.
** Qantas flew me to Sydney to attend the media conference announcing the designer of the next Qantas uniform – Paris-based Australian fashion designer Martin Grant. More on the blog next week as I’m one of five bloggers invited to apply to become Qantas’ fashion blogger, posting about the uniform development process over the next 12 months.