The dress itself is from a cheap and cheerful brand, and I would normally pass on such brands. The fabric on this is actually not as cheap feeling as a lot of others, and the print is really good. The dress runs very small though. I'm wearing a size that's THREE sizes bigger than I normally wear. It's now officially the biggest sized item in my wardrobe.
I do hate how generic and usually boring the summer casual maxi dress has become on the high street, and you can bet that on a sunny day, a large proportion of the female population where I live will be wearing one. Usually a strapless version, in a clingy, thin jersey that gives everyone VPL. Teamed with lace-up sandals and a top knot. Not my thing. I took a bit of Seventies' inspiration, with some vintage eyewear and the bargain Swedish Hasbeens.
Maxi dress: Select, present from husband (thrifted)
Tinted glasses: Vintage, present from husban
Swedish Hasbeens: Thrifted!
Headscarf: Car boot sale
What do you think, have I managed to steer this maxi far enough away from boring? I have to say, I enjoyed wearing it, though I had to hike the skirt up over my knees when driving to make sure there wasn't any interference with the pedals!