This might be a bold statement, but we’re so confident that we’re going to say it: maxi dresses are the single go-to summer outfit that every woman should have in her closet. The maxi dress not only elongates your body, but it’s also universally flattering on all body shapes.
We went shopping and found 12 amazing bargains for you — all under R350. These maxi dresses will have you looking great while keeping cool, and we’re sure we’ve found a style for everyone!
Solid colour maxi dresses
Maxi dresses with one solid colour are a great choice for anyone looking for a classic dress that won’t go out of style next season. Choose a colour that compliments your skin tone, and also look out for a silhouette that shapes your body, hugging your best features and hiding the parts you’re not so wild about.
The best thing about a colour block maxi dress is that you can really go wild with your accessories — statement necklaces, OTT sandals, nothing’s off limits.
Head to toe print
Prints are all the rage this season, and for good reason. Prints are amazing figure fixers — skimming over lumps and bumps, and of course the beautiful bright colours are perfect for our urban jungle.
If you have a curvier body, opt for small prints. They will streamline your shape and work with the natural curves of your body. For petite ladies, go for bigger prints and an empire waistline. This will give you more height and add some curves to your frame.
Is it just us or are stripes always in? This nod to nautical wear can be ultra-playful and fun, or elegant and chic.
And if you’ve heard that horizontal stripes aren’t for curvy ladies, forget it! The general rule of thumb is, the thicker the stripe, the wider your body will appear. If you have a fuller figure, go for thin horizontal stripes or diagonal stripes. The eye will automatically be drawn up towards your face, giving you a long and lean appearance.
Please note that these prices were correct at the time of publishing. Prices and availability of stock are subject to change at the discretion of the supplier.