Chiffon is the perfect fabric to pair with a maxi dress. The light, floaty fabric helps keep your maxi from being too heavy and bulky, and tons of variety gives you plenty of options when it comes to choosing a dress style that’s perfect for you. You might think all maxi dresses are the same, but you would be sorely mistaken (especially when it comes to the variety available at Alamour the Label). Chiffon maxi dresses come in a ton of styles, from off-the-shoulder to mermaid, so you can find one that highlights your best assets for your best event yet. Keep reading to find out the different styles of chiffon maxi dresses for Aussie women, because you deserve something a little special.
1. One Shoulder
Feel like Grecian royalty in a one-shoulder chiffon maxi dress. The one-shoulder design, empire waist, and flowing chiffon skirt is incredibly forgiving without being frumpy. In fact, this style is downright stunning, and even more so with your hair pulled back to show off your toned shoulder and delicate décolletage. For added oomph, opt for a dress with a shoulder detail to really draw attention to the design and flattering asymmetrical cut.
Just because it’s a maxi doesn’t mean you can’t show off some leg—and those gorgeous shoes. A chiffon high-low means party in the front, business in the back. The chiffon fabric is perfect for the high-low style because it allows the front to flutter delicately without dragging the back hem, so that you feel like a princess every time you move. Don’t forget your best shoes with this dress; people won’t be able to help notice them with the beautiful high-low framing of your dress!
3. Two Piece
You’ve probably seen the gorgeous two-piece skirt and top trend that’s insanely popular right now, but have you seen it in chiffon maxi form? This look is simply to die for: a gorgeous, ballgown-style skirt gives you volume for your lower-half while a delicate, matching crop top cinches you in at your narrowest point. Plus, you’ll stand out in a sea of boring black dresses with a chiffon maxi that can’t help but be noticed. After all, why shouldn’t you be the centre of attention?
Leave your beau wanting with an off-the-shoulder chiffon maxi that’s equal parts delicate and sexy. The cut highlights your shoulders and cleavage in an alluring way without being over the top, while the chiffon floats loosely over your lower half for more conservative events. If you want to toe the line, the off-the-shoulder chiffon maxi is your best bet for a beautiful but appropriate dress for any event.
You work hard in the gym, and you deserve to show it off in a halter maxi that flaunts all your assets. The halter cut highlights your toned shoulders and arms while making your chest more prominent, and the chiffon maxi bottom gives a little oomph to your derrière. We love this look paired with a low pony, dangly earrings, and a bold lip.
Mermaid dresses are all they’re cracked up to be, and more. The fit and flare style hugs your curves while giving you just enough breathing room and we’re all for it. This go-to style is perfect for almost any formal event, from weddings to charity functions, and everything in between. Put your best fin—er, foot forward in a mermaid chiffon maxi that flatters any shape and size, because you’re never too old to want to feel like a mermaid.
7. Side Slit
There’s nothing quite like the sensual drama of a maxi with a side slit (or two!). This style gives you legs for days, especially when worn with sky-high nude heels that elongate your gams even more. If you want just a hint of leg, choose a more flowy dress that gives you coverage, but if you’re feeling daring, opt for a skin-tight number that leaves little to the imagination (but maybe invest in some double-sided tape just in case). Plus, with a maxi gown, this means you only have to shave one of your legs, which means more time for primping and selfies, because your best angle isn’t going to snap itself.