12 Apr 2012

Fatshion Faceoff: Maxi Dress

This week's Fatshion Faceoff item was picked by Mhairi and it's one of my favourite things- a maxi dress! For those just joining the adventure- Fatshion Faceoff is a weekly challenge between six fabulous bloggers over the globe (Hanna, Dani, Molly, Mouna, Mhairi and I :), who choose one item per week and then style it their own way; coolest bit about it- our posts all go live at the same time!


Dress: Crossroads
Vest: Kmart


 These photos were supposed to be outside at the beach but I forgot my camera! I always feel so free and liberated in a maxi dress; it's comfortable, cute and so versatile- dress it up for drinks or relaxed for the park. I adore this one I picked up in Crossroads (and by picked up I mean hunted down in four stores before I found one in my size!). It has amazing runching and tie detailing around the base which really does make it work so many different ways.


The zip at the bust also adds a real modern twist on a traditional maxi dress- and of course it draws attention to the boobies!  The geometric brush-stroke print is pattern enough, so I wore no extra accessories (apart from the usual ones). I added the crochet vest for a bit of a hippy feel and wore it out to the beach with bare feet! Truly relaxed and happy in my maxi!


Check out my other gorgeous Fatshion Faceoff ladies to see their maxi's- and how do you wear yours??????


Mhairi - http://www.lilybobombslovelylumps.com/

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful maxi dress! I love maxis, too. So easy to wear and oh so pretty. I usually wear mine with a pair of gladiator sandals or flip flops, and depending on how patterned it is, maybe a quirky necklace of a bright bracelet. Love this one!

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  2. Lovely maxi! I desperately want a vest similar to this! Let me just say, I always love how happy you look in your photos. <3

    http://molly-pocket.com

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  3. Olivia,
    this is a great dress i love the bust part with the zipper. REally adds some sexyness to this lovely dress. Nice outfit xxx

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    1. Thankyou! The zipper does sex it up dosen't it!

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  4. I love this dress, its so cute, I like that you can shorten the length, always a good thing if your a mini like me :) xx

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  5. Love the vest maxi combo- think this is something in going to have to try
    You look great!
    X
    www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the maxi dress, I love maxi dresses in general, they are so comfortable and flattering on so many different body types. I love the pattern of this dress and I like how you can pull the strings at the bottom. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I wish we had Crossroads in the states!

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Seriously!! Let me know if you want anything and I'll post it for you!!! Go look now!!! Xx

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  7. I stalked Crossroads like a bunny boiler to find that dress and never did get one. It looks really great on you!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I really had to hunt it down! I ended up driving almost an hour away to a store I found out had one!

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  8. I just wanted to say i've nominated you for the versatile blogger awards, as i love your blog! http://polkaspotsandfreckledots.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/7-things-you-never-knew-about-me.html

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    1. Thanks Louise!! I'll check it out now!! :)

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  9. Nice one! Here's how I wear mine :)
    http://figureitoutstyling.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/how-i-wore-maxi-dress.html

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  10. I love this kind of dress, that pulls up a bit, so much fun.

    P.S. Enter my awesome Easter giveaway
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    1. They are so awesome aren't they!! I didn't enter because my ears aren't pierced :( really must sort that out!

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  11. Love how the hemline gathers up!
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  12. love the design of the dress! very cute! ^^<3
    the pull up stringie things are so much fun!
    i have a similar maxi skirt ^^d MMxoxo

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  13. Gorgeous maxi, perfect for the beach! I really like the adjustable hemline, and the fun print :) You look great! :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks Mica! It's kind of like the girls version of those men's zip off cargos!

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  14. Wow, that is an awesome dress! I love the zipper detail, definitely adds some sauciness to it. :) And pairing it with a crochet vest was great idea! Glad you had fun at the beach, it's the perfect outfit for sand and waves! :D

    www.diyfatshion.com

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  15. loveeeee your blog dear!!:)
    keep posting and go for it!!!

    XO

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  16. Love the bottom of this maxi!

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    1. Me too! I loved it the minute I saw it!!

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  17. Lovely outfit. The fringed jacket is awesome.

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  18. You look wonderful, Olivia! (As always!)

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  19. I am loving this dress!! Gorgeous!

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