to think that Maxi dresses are 'orrible and make everyone look like a cross between Mama Cass and her from Abigail's Party
GetOrfMoiLand · 11/04/2011 17:21
They are awful.
I am very tall and thin and they make me look like a chubby shortarse.
Plus (and this is the real point I think) I remember wearing one walking tipsy up some stairs and trop on the front of the dress, causing me to stumble and headbutt my own knee.
So, if you want to wear one and look like a boho throwback, be careful.
GetOrfMoiLand · 11/04/2011 17:29
They are awful aren't they.
I tried one on a couple of weeks ago - it was a great big 70s style one, so I should have known, but it made me look huge. It's not good to have that much material billowing around anyway. What happens when it pisses down? Or in high winds (lol at mental image though).
I have also tried on a grey marl jersey one, it just looked as if I had a cheap Asda nighty on.
BringBackGoingForGold · 11/04/2011 17:33
I love them! Really got into them on a hot holiday last year. Even light knee-length dresses felt too hot; maxis were the only thing to keep the scorching sun off my skin and let air circulate.
OP, I'm also tall (5ft 10) and thin, and I don't feel like, or feel as if I look like, Mama Cass in them, but maybe I just love them so much that I don't care.
In all but really really hot weather though I prefer knee-length or a bit shorter. I like to get a bit of sun on my blue corpse-like pale English-rose legs.
nobiggy · 11/04/2011 17:34
You could get three normal outfits out of that material
I went to one of those outdoor concert/picnic things once, a woman in a maxi dress was doing a Dervish-type thing to Elgar and caught the dress on a flare.
It wasn't a tragedy, she managed to put it out, so I felt quite ok about laughing.
Gissabreak · 11/04/2011 17:35
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BringBackGoingForGold · 11/04/2011 17:42
I'm flat-chested too. I like to think I look elegant and racehorse-like/sporty in a 20s-flapper way . I get loads of compliments when I wear a maxidress too. But frankly, even if I didn't I'd still wear them, on the aforementioned hot holidays and when it's warm but I haven't waxed my legs/I just feel too pale to get my calves out/I know I'll need to sit down on the grass and get up again and don't want to flash people.
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