My go-to dress style

I’m a sucker for maxi dresses, always have been. I have quite a collection of them already so I like to keep them different & interesting. I think it’s honestly because they’re quite forgiving & I just love the feeling of the dress moving with me as a I walk.

The perfect maxi dress for me is cinched at the waist (not at the bust), long to the floor (I’m 1.78m this can be a challenge!), has interesting detail(s) & is made of fabric thats divine to touch.

I  mentioned before that I’ve been off shopping for a while so when I was strolling down Long Street in Cape Town recently, I really wasn’t looking to buy anything when I came across a boutique little store Mungo & Jemima & saw this little gem calling my name….

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Taupe stretch maxi dress with elastic waist R470. Source

So, funny story but the one side of the fitting room faces the road (Long Street) & in my excitement to try the dress on I didn’t quite draw the curtain all the way. Minutes later hubby came running in quite a flurry. Turns out I’d been putting on a little show for the car guards & they’d called up a few friends to watch too. I was blushing for days!

Anyway, the designer is Margot Molyneux, who I first discovered a few weeks back at The Old Biscuit Mill. The dress is from her Spring 2012 collection.

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 The coral inset in the back sold me – such an unexpected, minimalist detail. Source

Can’t wait to wear mine. I’ll be pairing it with flat, open sandals & maybe a cardi as the weather starts to get chillier. So much prettiness!

W

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About Wisaal

Reformed shopaholic. Absent sister. Unapologetic perfectionist. Trainee wife. Severe OCD. Cat person.
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2 Responses to My go-to dress style

  1. Nangamso says:

    Its gorgeous! I love that coral inset as well 🙂 I also love maxi dresses but because I’m so short (1,5m) I always end up not buying them or I need to take them in for shortening & sometimes its not worth it if the dress has an interesting pattern on the hemline…But I have a few treasured ones in my wardrobe 🙂

    • SO with you – love maxi’s. I often have the opposite problem where its not long enough – which can’t really be fixed/altered so I have to pass up the dress. Hate that look where there’s some leg & ankle showing – so frumpy!

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