Maxi dresses to see you through the heat and into Autumn

Maxi dresses to see you through the heat and into Autumn

I’m not really sure that I knew what a capsule wardrobe was until recently when I stopped needing to buy new items of clothing for upcoming occasions. It dawned on me that I had probably achieved a capsule wardrobe without even trying! One of my hardest working items in my newly established capsule is a long sleeved maxi dress. The one I have is button-fronted which makes it even more versatile. Un-buttoned and thrown over swimwear or belted and with sandals for a luxe day look or with lashing of jewellery and heels for evening.

This one is from The Outnet own brand Iris and Ink although I picked it up second hand from someone on Instagram at a fraction of the original price.


It’s the perfect do-everything dress so I’ve had a root around and found some dresses that could offer the same maxi dress perfection.

The outfit details

Maxi dress – Iris & Ink

Sunglasses – TU at Sainsbury’s (in store only)

Necklace – Primark (from about 5 years ago)

Belt – This was my Aunt’s from the 70s!!

Shoes – Oliver Bonas (sale earlier this year)


My finds

I think I’m in love 😍 Seriously, this Fillyboo maxi dress has the most incredible detailing. You should see the back!

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I just adore this stunningĀ Wiggy Kit St Germain silk dress. The neckline, sleeve length and curve hem with split. It could work just as perfectly with flat sandals as it does heals and can imagine how perfect it would look minus belt and thrown over swimwear in a beach restaurant.

IT HAS POCKETS!!! Need I say any more? Baukjen have hit the nail on the head with this polka dot midi dress. I’d switch the tie for a black belt and add lots of gold jewellery.

Slightly more budget friendly H&M long crepe option; I can imagine this being great with a black waist belt.

H&M do maxi dresses so well and this one has lovely subtle details with the slight frilled hem and tassels. This will be a perfect fro Autumn transition with ankle boots and leather jacket.

This Zara linen maxi is such a classic shape with sweet cap sleeves and the button detail that I have fallen in love with this season. I’d dress it up with gold and tortoiseshell jewellery and waist belt.


Such a classic style and super flattering vertical stripes on this Zara long striped tunic.

Ok so this Flynn Skye floral number is less of every day one but the colour and the subtle pattern are so so pretty I had to include. It would work just as well with heels as it would flat sandals though so totally deserves to be on the list!

Love the embroidered detail on this Asos Design dress.

A real cutie of an Asos dress with subtle enough cut out detail that it could work for everything and a bargain too.

You know I love a tomato red dress and buttons and this Topshop dress has both as well as a super pretty and versatile print. I’d wear with a wide brimmed hat and sandals with gold jewellery.

The pattern and cut are a bit more grown up on this L’Agence silk dress but it’s a classic!

It has well and truly been established that leopard print is a neutral so think of this Topshop dress as a blank canvas of a dress! Add a pop of colour with jewellery or lipstick and add boots and a jacket for Autumn. Perfect!



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