The Topshop Floral Length Maxi Dress – fit for a ball or the beach

Topshop floral print maxi dress (£65)

I’m never very good at planning what I’m going to wear to an upcoming event. If it’s a “big” do I work on the basis either that I have something that I can wear already, or that something will find me. However it works out, I don’t stress too much and nor do I spend too much on something that I may not get a lot of wear out, preferring instead to keep the pennies for something that I will use and wear every day, such as a pair of trainers or my Air & Grace espadrilles 

I was in Topshop last week with a friend when this little number caught my eye. I think in my head I had a vague recollection of Kate Moss wearing a dress with a similar silhouette and on hunting the internet whilst writing this post, I think that this is what I had squirrelled away at the back of my brain….

Anyway, clearly the colour of the dress/lack of sleeves/print/neckline/person in the dress look nothing like the image above BUT it was a full length, satin, bias cut maxi so there are some similarities. Hmmm.

Along with the dress I wore some Karen Millen shoes that I’ve had for a few years now, a Liberty clutch that was a gift from a friend and these gold tribal drop ear-rings from Alice’s Wonders (£5). My aim was to not look too formal and “ball like” and I love the spiky look to these ear-rings.

The dress was lovely and easy to wear – not tight, not short – just like a full length nightie really. And I plan on wearing it again – after I’ve had a couple of inches chopped off the bottom, so that I can wear it with a biker jacket and flats. For anyone vaguely tempted, I would give it a whirl. It’s much more flattering than you might think on first glance. As for sizing, I felt that the 8 would have required a little too much by way of breathing in and I’m just not about that, so I’m wearing a 10.

Topshop  maxi dress £65)

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