The one that has been consuming my thoughts of late is not a casual summer-breezy number. It's closer to the ball-gown end of the spectrum.
This gorgeous "He Stung my Soul" gown from Alannah Hill is stunning in both black and white! If I were to get it, which colour?! As my sensible friends kindly reminded me: where would I wear it? Well, I would definitely wear it to a recital. Or to the opera. Or the ballet! (because I do all those things on a regular basis ...)
If you followed that Alannah Hill link and saw $649.00 and freaked out: boy have I got a whopper for you! Let's dream a moment and take a little look at Moda Operandi and Valentino.
Ok time to take a step back and look into some realistic options. Realistic in the sense that I could wear them of a day time, and that they won't put me into a debt depression.
Well proving that great maxi-dresses are hard to come by I only have 2 selections that I think I could actually wear. On the left we have "Blissful Roses" maxi dress from Ruche and on the right "Into the Eve" maxi from Anthropologie. The Ruche dress has a lovely cinched waist and I like that the floral print doesn't come off too grandma-y. I also like the way it's cut at the sleeves; I know it doesn't suit everyone, but I am quite happy with it. The Anthropologie dress is a really nice simple white number with some lovely embellishment. Perfect white dress for a smoking hot day.
So look forward to the Outfit Misfit in Southern Hemishperean summer where I am wearing a maxi dress!