Isn’t it funny that we Brits will pray for sunshine and as soon as our prayers are answered we lament that it’s way too hot! The irony! I am the exact opposite. I love the sun. I can’t get enough of it. Today’s 31 degrees forecast is right up my street. In fact, my idea of paradise would probably be to live on a beach somewhere where I could run around barefoot in next to nothing and eat fresh fish till my heart’s content. Alas, My Starr is no fisherman, and me no beach hobo, but I will make the most of the good weather whilst it lasts. Bring out the florals, beach shorts and of course, the ultimate silhouette of summer; the beloved maxi dress.
Personally, I love a maxi dresses because it can take me from day to night with little effort, is super comfortable, and disguises any lumps and bumps that I wasn’t able to eradicate during winter. Be sure to get the right length though – anything too far above the ankle is no longer a maxi (obvs). Neckline is also super important. Opt for the wrong one and your maxi goes to maternity dress in 60 seconds. I usually go for dresses that can pull me in at the waist or are completely fitted to get a lovely hourglass shape without flashing all my bits. I do have a penchant for v neck too – especially when wearing long sleeves. As with my maxi dress rules, I also have a few Summer rules that I like to put in place as it’s all too easy to let the sun go to your head and get carried away. I’ve listed my dos and dont’s for a chic Summer 16 below: