Still on the look out for an easy-to-wear outfit for Christmas Day or across the summer?
I’ve found another for you.
My girls – my soul sisters – got together last week to celebrate the year before everyone goes their separate way and does their Christmas thing with family and travel.
There was no stipulation about a festive dress code but I’m no Christmas Grinch. Quite the opposite.
While I do avoid flashing earrings and Santa hats, I do relish any opportunity to don the colours of the season.
It may also help that I love wearing red at any time of the year.
Anyhoo, this maxi at Bella Lido was perfect for a balmy evening of eating, drinking and talking. You know? The kind of evening that goes all too quickly.
Now, I’m not one to belt things around the waist but I would do the tie that comes with this dress around the hips. I guess the beauty of it is that you can choose where that would sit best for you. There are no loops to deal with.
I’m wearing a strapless bra but you could do a normal bra – either coloured to match or complement so it’s purposely seen or under a tank-style top or slip. The straps on this dress are also adjustable like a bra strap so you can make it sit where it suits you – higher or lower on the bust.
See how I’ve knotted the corner? I find just flashing a hint of my ankles makes this style of maxi dress less overwhelming on my bottom half because it helps to balance out proportions.
Care wise, it’s 100% rayon. I wash this on a quick wash cycle with a reduced spin and hang up on a hanger to dry. You may still need to give it a light iron (my need to things to be just so gets in my way here!).
Not a fan of red? There are plenty of other striped options in the same design.
Are you still embracing the maxi dress in your wardrobe? Like this one?
PS. If you live on the Sunshine Coast or are visiting over the summer holidays, my two fave Coast-based labels Bella Lido and Verily (together with Kith & Co homewares, Bark Accessories and Hasa Knapp sleepwear) have opened a pop-up store on The Esplanade at Mooloolaba. You’ll find it under the Pennisular Resort in Mooloolaba. Open until January 31.
* These pieces were sent to me for editorial consideration.