The Floral Maxi

I have been looking for the perfect floral maxi for a while now and I think I have finally found it. I was after a dress that I could wear with boots, for those occasions when I wanted to feel a bit smarter and feminine. The maxi will take you from day to night with ease and while it is one of this season’s trend pieces, I also think it’s a fairly classic item that you will continue wearing for years.

Whenever I am on the hunt for something, I try to find pieces that look more expensive than their price tag and this dress ticked all the boxes. Long sleeves, nipped in at the waist and not too long (I found this version in the Petite section on ASOS, but it comes in regular and tall)

Dress ASOS / Bag Aurora London

Worn with old Whistles Boots


Here is a selection of my favourite floral maxis all available to buy now. The ones I tried on in H&M this week have sold out online which is why I haven’t included them in this edit, but it is worth looking in store. I have included some higher end pieces for those looking to splash out AND for inspiration 🙂




This dress comes with a built in slip which ends above the knee. I didn’t want the sheer look as I wore it with my old Whistles knee high boots and it looked strange so I pinched a long black slip from another dress and it made the dress look so much more expensive. I really love the boots I am wearing because they are so comfortable but if you wanted to update the look, you could opt for a boot with a pointed toe. Another styling tip is to pick out a bright colour in the print of the dress and accessorise with a bag that matches, the way I have here with lilac.



Happy Shopping!
Love Chloe

3 comments so far.

3 responses to “The Floral Maxi”

  1. Karen Robinson Walton says:

    Clever idea re black slip ! 😍

  2. Tamsin says:

    Hi Chloe. I love this dress. Does the regular size 8 come up too big then in this dress? I wouldn’t have thought about petite. I am a size 8 and 5ft 4!!
    Tamsin xxx

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.


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