Let’s talk about the weather in New York, shall we?
Flying from winter into summer without spring in between has been a bit of a shock for old ‘bod. It’s not happy. Not one bit.
I’ve got cankles on top of my cankles. Sweat flows from every fold and crevice of my skin.
So when the occasion – and there will be many during my time here – calls for me to put on my smarts, to not look like a super-sized melting cup of “fountain soda”, I turn to my faithful summer friend.
There is a reason why this dress style is STILL around in stores more than four years after it again returned to the catwalk and promptly found a place in our hearts and our wardrobes.
I have a maxi for every occasion and this latest addition from Verily* works very nicely indeed with that collection.
The moment I saw her in designer Leonie Macleod’s showroom, I knew this maxi was destined for New York. She has class, comfort and colour. A combination that proved perfect for my first day in New York City.
The fabric is a concertina-like knit – it’s super lightweight so was great for packing and also great for wearing in sticky temperatures. It’s designed to be worn over a slip dress. You could choose any length of slip dress but I do like the effect of the short version and I love the modal fabric that Leonie has used in hers.
I also like how this drops in a slight a-line from under the bust – so there’s not an over supply of fabric as can happen with some types of maxis.
Here is the maxi on the model:
And here it is on me:
Will you be rocking a maxi dress again this spring/summer? Can you see yourself in this dress? Want tips on how to choose a maxi dress to suit you? Check out this post I wrote last summer.
* This dress was gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.