FROM MINI TO MAXI
The year started with catwalks and designers alike predicting the short shorts and 60â€™s miniâ€™s to have us dancing till the dawn of winter wilderness. With an array of miniâ€™s, smocks and tunics we were all ready to surrender our legs to the fearful exposure of light & sight of others! At first a daunting thought but soon to become the craze of the spring we all relished in the excitement of 60â€™s chic.
Amongst the thrill of ousting our Skinnyâ€™s & Uggâ€™s came the excitement of celebrity designs â€“ all equally surrendering to the trends of dresses. We experienced the short and sweet creations by Miss Moss â€“ a tendency for the young & slim it would seem, yet she dazzled the crowd in her 30-second appearance by flaunting a figure hugging floor sweeping red number. Whilst on the wilder side of town â€“ rebel child Lilly Allen produced fluffy 50â€™s prom dresses to coincide with her ever noticeable dress & trainers combination fetish… something that hasnâ€™t quite caught on with the rest of us! But nevertheless a promising influence over our need to be ladies this year.
Nowâ€¦ with the smell of summer in the air a new dress has struck our wardrobes â€“ the Maxi, a classic design from the 70â€™s. With its pure hippy magic itâ€™ll flatter every shape of woman. And the versatility of the design means you can share every occasion with your new best friend! The Maxi can accompany you to a wedding, a festival or even a random trip to your local. It beckons a laid back approach to fashion and favours a choice of flowing fun and beauty.
Yes itâ€™s a certainty â€“ dresses are everywhere this year and if these first 5 months are anything to go by Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ve got variety and versatility a plenty to look forward to. After all thereâ€™s always room for another LBD or inspiring decade to cover. Maybe we could experience the dawn of Victorian gowns or maybe the future will provide a new take on fashion as we know it but for now itâ€™s the classics we love & will constantly parade!
By Laura Louise Frampton