A little more than a year ago, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing flats during her visit to India. This came as a surprise to many, who rarely saw the Duchess of Cambridge in flats before. But what grabbed more eyeballs that day was not her flats but her red maxi dress. Elegant, flowy, beautiful and perfect to beat the heat during an Indian summer, the red dress was sold out in less than two hours of its public appearance.
Created by the 1960′s high end fashion designer, Oscar de la Renta, maxi dress was a rage in the seventies. But during the next two decades, the trend faded away with the arrival of playsuits and leather jackets and all things grunge.
In the last few years, maxi dresses have made a strong comeback. This time, they look even better. With soft prints and even softer fabrics, maxi dresses have a higher wearability quotient than ever before.
Maxi dresses are perfect when one wants to look chic in a hurry. Just throw in a denim or leather jacket if you want, a good pair of flats or wedges and maybe one piece of jewellery and you are good to go!
On Myntra, All About You from Deepika Padukone brings you the maxi dress in breathtakingly beautiful pastels – from solid-hem pinks to lacy off-whites. Moda Rapido and Global Desi bring you the trend in chic prints. Zima Leto has a printed maxi dress that doubles up as both elegant day and evening wear, while ONLY brings the classic halter neck maxi dress. If you prefer ethnic in your maxi dress, Shakumbhari is the label to choose.