Maxi dresses have been in style for a while now, and their appeal doesn’t seem to be waning as we move from Summer into the Autumn/Winter fashion season. But in the winter you can’t rock those dreamy, floaty-hippy vibes in your maxi that you did in the summer – it’s just the wrong time of year. If you want to keep wearing floor-sweeping dresses then you’re going to need a new winter maxi.
In the winter, longer lengths are going to be great for keeping warm, especially longer-sleeved dresses with thick tights. It’s quite a grungey look, which is in at the moment so you don’t have to worry about looking like you’re wearing your nan’s old house-dress. The best way to brave the cold (and snow) in a maxi is to team it with ribbed tights, a slouchy cardigan worn under a biker jacket with some chunky boots for stomping the pavements. Et voila! One hot fashion look, built around your winter maxi.
Our absolute top pick has to be Ted Baker’s orchid printed dress, which we found on the Asos site today. High-necked and long sleeved with an eastern floral-printed skirt, it’s a really elegant piece that you could wear either in the day or the evening if you use some clever styling.
Check out the gallery above for our top 5 Autumn/Winter maxi dresses.