Maddi Howell presents her pick of the Not So Humble Maxi Dress for A/W 2013
Ever the ultra glamorous sidekick of the trusty Little Black Dress, a long evening dress will silhouette the taller among us and create length for the shorter in profile. These dresses possess the magical powers of elongating the legs whilst bringing attention and proportion to beautiful shoulders, a statement necklace or toned arms. For A/W 2013 choose a long dress and update the floaty, floral maxi dresses of summertime ready for autumn birthdays, stylish nights out in your student city and Christmas balls – look to the Long Black Dress.
Look no further than the collection of long evening dresses available to hire from the girls at Girl Meets Dress and plan in advance for your special event, or find an excuse to stand out from the crowd. For me, the Alexander Wang Panne Velvet Dress is the quintessential, profile-hugging floor length dress which will showcase an elegant back and shoulders perfectly and is available for £49 as opposed to the retail price of £285. If you love lace and are still keen to show off your pins, Dark Pink’s Susie Lace Maxi Dress will make you feel a million dollars.
If this is too daring for your evening, try Butter by Nadia’s Black Jersey Gown for a guaranteed fit and attention to the décolletage. When black just won’t cut it, consider the understated Cerulean Jersey gown, again from Butter by Nadia, a fit that would put Kate Middleton to shame. Finally, who could resist injecting some colour into the colder days with the striking pink of Ariella’s Elizabeth Gown?