Trend Alert – the 2017 Maxi Dress Must Have

Hi Everyone,

We know maxi dresses have been crawling their way back into the fashion scene for a few seasons now but what is this seasons maxi dress? Trend alert tells us stripes, off the shoulder and pale blue are all top on the hot list.  I managed to find a dress with all three characteristics, creating the 2017 Maxi dress must have!

How to style was the next question – not always so easy to answer especially when it comes to the maxi dress. Recently however I discovered Zalando’s Editorial which is really a great goto place for daily style inspirations. Why not check it out too!

Trend Alert – the 2017 Maxi Dress Must Have

Maxi Dress

Having found this dress online at Shein I realised it wasn’t going to be that easy to style. Online it is shown as being worn with trainers. A look which I love to pieces. However, being short I knew this wasn’t going to work for me. Inspired by looking at Zalando’s Editorial I decided to team it up with a pair of block heeled sandals.

Maxi Dress

As a final touch I decided on a little black and white cherry and gingham bag which ties in nicely with the silver sandals.

Maxi Dress

The dress also works with this lovely Caroline Dechamby bag which is great for when enroute as a photographer as it’s the perfect size for my camera. It’s actually a backpac but can also be worn as a simple shoulder bag.



Going forward if you want to research how to style something in the most flattering way possible have a look at Zalando’s Editorial.

Shop the outfit here:

Dress – Shein

Cherry and Gingham bag – Shein

Fringed silver sandals – Shein

Glasses – Andrea Moore

Blue backpack – Caroline Dechamby (also available in Zurich at G31)

Watch – Dreyfuss & Co


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  1. It sure is the perfect dress !!! Love silver shoes with this dress and the two purses…Happy Summer 😎

  2. Love the outfit. Maxi dresses are a bit of an enormous challenge for me as a petite. I think this one would make me look even smaller. On you, it looks absolutely great!
    Your little bag would of course be just perfect for me. I like the size (petite is always good!) colours and pattern and the cherries give it a playful touch.

    1. You really think the blue wouldn’t suit you??? Or you think the style???

      The trick with maxi dresses for most people is that you need to wear them with heels – even though they are almost always shown on models wearing flats.
      So with heels I am sure you would look adorable in a maxi dress!!!

      Yvonne xxx

          1. You’re absolutely right, of course. I’m often telling my friends to step out of their comfort zone when trying on clothes. I guess I should take my own advice lol!
            Suzy xx

  3. I agree, a maxi dress like this is so perfect for Summer 2017. I cannot get enough of light blue+white stripes, currently. Those mules are gorgeous and you styled this perfectly. =)

    Welcome by tomorrow night and join my Thursday Moda linkup with your fabulous style. Thanks, Ada. =)

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