The Maxi-Dress Moment

Manolo says, unless you are perhaps living in the cave in the Hindu Kush, you will be aware that one of the better trends of this season is the maxi-dress.

Theo Maxi Dress from Joie

Here is the single shoulder, beautifully draped, Theo Maxi-Dress from Joie that will have you looking like the Pallas Athena!

And, for the shoes, pay no attention to what the model is wearing, you, of the course, will require sandals of great simplicity and unusual beauty.

Blaze Sandals from Elizabeth and James

Sandals such as the Blaze from Elizabeth and James, which have imbibed the spirit of classical antiquity, and yet suggest not the placid classicism of Attica, but the energetic rusticity of Macedonia. And thus not peaceable Pallas Athena, but Athena Nike, resting confidently at the head of Phillip’s horsemen.

6 Responses to “The Maxi-Dress Moment”

  1. Bronwyn April 28, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    Oh dear. Being a lady of mature years who needs to wear the bra with the shoulder straps, but who none the less still sports the great pair of legs, I can’t think of anything less flattering.

    However, I do agree with you about the shoes – for the younger lady with perky breasts (and perhaps a bit of a problem in the leg area) who can get away with wearing that dress.

  2. raincoaster April 28, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    Three cheers for degrees in the Classics.

  3. April April 28, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    I LOVE these sandals!

  4. Fausta April 28, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Love the sandals, but won’t wear the maxi lengths any time soon since the legs are the best feature of La Fausta, dear Manolo.

  5. anon April 29, 2010 at 1:07 am #

    This post made jump up and say xaire!

  6. Jenifersf April 29, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Maxi dresses make me sad. So many of them are just shapeless sacks, the sweat suit of dresses. The dress that says, “I give up”.