Your Maxi Dress Options for Fall

Much to the delight of many, maxi dresses are once again the go-to dress for this season, with many gorgeous new styles making their way into stores. From bold graphic prints to romantic, flowing silhouettes, these are some of your maxi dress options for this fall.

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Semi-Sheer Chiffon
While quite a daring fabric to wear, semi-sheer chiffon lends itself beautifully to maxi dresses, as you will see if you have a look at the dresses by For Love and Lemons. With a plunging neckline and cut out detailing at the back, as well as a slit at the front, these dresses are chic and sexy, but still have a down to earth, bohemian vibe.

Off the shoulder maxi dress
Off the Shoulder
Lisa Marie Fernandez is a designer that is always pushing the boundaries, but in a way that still never fails to perfectly complement a woman’s figure. With bare shoulders being another popular trend for 2016, the Rosie Off the Shoulder Linen Maxi Dress is at the height of fashion, and is designed to fall loosely over the body. With voluminous three quarter sleeves to give your arms some protection, this is an idea dress for fall, and can easily be styled with a scarf for when you need to keep your shoulders warm on a chilly day.

Bold, Graphic Prints
Maxi dresses that feature a bold print can really make a statement, and the graphic dresses by Diane von Furstenberg do exactly that. To give one of these dresses even more of an edgy look, pair it with some chunky jewellery and a cropped leather jacket, which will not only keep you warm, but also show off your dress’ silhouette.

Floral print maxi dress
Romantic and Floral
Romantic floral prints perfectly highlight the feminine qualities of a maxi dress, and just about every designer has a floral printed dress to choose from. The Floral Print Maxi Dress from Alice + Olivia features delicate straps that show off the back, even if a scarf is worn with the dress, while the cascading print on the floral Kirstin Sinclair maxi dress is definitely a show stopper.

Styling a Maxi Dress in the Fall
While maxi dresses may usually be a style worn in the spring and summer, there are many ways you can take your summer maxi dresses and style them so that they are appropriate for fall weather. Layering tights or leggings underneath is always an option, with even nude tights giving you an extra layer of protection without detracting from your look. Boots, whether ankle or knee length, also work well with maxi dresses, while a cropped leather jacket, or a fur vest, can easily be thrown on top.

Maxi dresses are an extremely versatile style to wear, and, when styled correctly, work brilliantly for the months of fall, and even into the early winter. Whether you opt for the sophisticated off the shoulder style from Lisa Marie Fernandez, or the soft and feminine pieces from For Love and Lemons, each of these options are right on trend, but have a distinctively unique appeal.

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Hot Beach Must Haves

While the summer months are a favorite amongst many, they do also present a unique set of fashion challenges, especially at the beach. For those who want to look chic on the sand but still feel comfortable and protected from the sun, take a look at these hot beach must haves.

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Triangle Bikini
Triangle bikinis are timeless, never really seeming to go out of style. With so many different versions of them out there, it is also relatively easy to find one that will suit just about every body type. For a chic and sporty black and white two piece, take a look at the bikinis from Mikoh, while those who are after something more feminine will love the floral triangle bikini from Brynja.

White Onesie
A casual white onesie is ideal for a day at the beach, as it can easily be worn over your swimwear, and by having an all-in-one piece, it will save you time when it comes to putting together your whole outfit. Zimmerman have designed a range of rompers in a variety of fabrics and prints, and their white pieces really stand out. The Belle Bustier Romper has a delicate feminine quality to it, while the Realm Scallop Romper plays with different textures to create a simple yet stunning look.

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Aviators
Aviators always look stylish, and do a great job at protecting your eyes, and the skin around them, from the sun. For those who like to view the world through rose-tinted glasses, the aviators by Victoria Beckham will be right up your street, while those who would prefer a more classic, dark-tinted style, will find this at Givenchy.

Crimson Shorts
Bright, bold colors are bang on trend for this summer, and a pair of crimson shorts will be easy to style with other pieces. For a gorgeous lace pair, head on over to Dolce & Gabanna, while those who are seeking something lighter can opt for the red and white striped shorts from Land’s End, or the even more laid-back pair from Alice and Olivia.

Woman wearing a sun hat

Sun Hat
A sun hat is always a must-have accessory for the beach, and this season sees some elegant new styles being created by top international designers, making it easy to give your beach outfit a high fashion touch. The New York Cape Stripe sun hat by Kate Spade is a classic black and white, making it easy to style, and is also designed to be convenient to pack, making it ideal for beach vacations. For a timeless floppy straw hat, J.Crew have a design in both black and tan, and is a piece that you could wear for many years to come.

Retro Bikini
It is always a good idea to have at least two go-to pieces of swimwear, and if a triangle bikini is going to be one, a retro bikini can be your other. She Made Me is an Australian brand that has created a range of crocheted bikinis, while Lisa Marie Fernandez has a few retro styles that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Putting together a beach outfit that looks stylish, yet is comfortable enough to wear under the hot sun, can often be difficult. However, if you have a few go-to beach pieces in your wardrobe that are classic and easy to style, you will not have any problems putting together chic looks all summer long.