If the summer trends we are seeing from the US are anything to go by, floor length fashion is what we'll all be rocking in the coming months. And that's fine by us!
This is an all or nothing look, so get into ankle skimming pants, skirts and dresses. NOW!
All your favourite celebs are already on board, showing that this is a look that's not just for the red carpet.
Candice, Natalie and Alexa rock prints, splits and adventurous necklines, proving that more is more in this trend.
Nicole and Kim go basic chic in wide leg palazzo pants and detailed tops. Nicole's cropped top and highwaisted trousers make even her look model tall!
We're loving the trend here at Mombasa Rose because it's helping us to dress for these crazy hot and cold Brisbane days. Maxi-length dresses, skirts and pants are perfect for trans-seasonal dressing because they can keep you warm or cool and breezy, and you can change your look with ease using simple styling. No matter what, the silhouettes created have MAXI-mum impact!
Get this trend right with items that are in store and online now at Mombasa Rose.
Our Lena Medici or Bell Bottom Daisy Pants can be worn from breakfast right through to nights out and look gorgeous with just a peek of bare midriff. These are pants but without the androgyny!
If pants aren't your style, or you want something a little bit more casual, try any of our printed maxis.
Our green or orange Miriam, pink Bula Shell or Maximum Benefit skirts won't go unnoticed.
If you're chasing head to toe coverage, our maxi dresses are the way to go. Sexy splits, halter ties, off the shoulder and bold prints should not be feared. Anything goes on your maxi dress.
Buy Luella Blue, Mint Green Jen, Marion Black, Valencia and Luella Red online now.
Finally, to combine all of the above trends, try the Hippie Shattered jumpsuit! Wear it to the beach or the bar.
Designers, bloggers and stylists all agree that maxi length items are wardrobe staples, simply because they can be worn in any season, on any occasion and flatter every body type.
Floor length evening formal? Of course! Just make sure you glam up with accessories!
Floor length daytime shopping? Easy, with simple sandals and a cross body bag.
Floor length in winter? Duh!
Floor length in summer? A breezy fit is perfect!
Floor length on shorties? Just go high waisted and BAM . . . Long legs!
Floor length on tall girls? Feet are covered, no heels required.
Now comes the fun part . . . how to style your maxi!
The most important point to remember when you're planning your maxi outfit is:
Break. It. Up.
You don't want to look like you're wearing curtains, so it's essential to divide your outfit into your ideal proportions by playing with shape and contrasting colours. You can do this easily with a belt, a flash of skin below your season favourite cropped top, a top with fringing or lace detail at the hem or even a basic cardi or jacket. If your maxi is patterned, it may be all the statement you need, but a simple coloured maxi-skirt will be screaming out for a “look at me” top and big jewellery. Take a cue from these fashionistas and try thick or thin belts, dramatic necklaces and all manner of sleeves.
Whatever your look, there's a maxi to suit it, so check out all the looks online and in store, today.