Sunday, October 1, 2023

#WeekendWardrobe: Marvel in a Maxi Dress like Lupita, Monalisa Chinda & Elohor Aisien

Want to be comfortable and on-trend this weekend? Well, why not go for a maxi dress? The floor-length frock is a fashionable choice, suitable for any setting you plan on settling into over next 48 hours, and sure to show off whatever type of body you possess…

From floaty and fun, to elegant and sophisticated, the maxi dress is a wardrobe staple that’s just made for the summer season, so there is really no excuse to not be seen rocking one – especially when our favourite celebrities have been spotted in them too;


Nigerian actress, Monalisa Chinda dazzled at African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) in Lagos last month, with the Nollywood beauty sporting a a black sleeveless number with a long vibrant skirt. The star accessorised hers with a gold, white and black clutch and her long, wavy tresses which added a touch of glamour we totally adored.

Also showing us how to rock the infamous maxi is Elohor Aisien, who looked pretty in a peachy version. The CEO of Beth Models and former Miss Nigeria UK went for an easygoing look to a ‘Champagne Afternoon Tea’ event hosted by luxury lifestyle boutique, Poosh. We love how she used very few accessories for her look and allowed the colour of the dress to steal the limelight.

And last but not least, we have the name that has been heard nearly everywhere around the world this year – Lupita Nyong’o. The chocolate-complexioned actress stunned on the red carpet earlier this year, wearing a Lanvin Resort’14 maxi gown to the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards. Ms Nyong’o certainly had all eyes on her in this silk number with gold and black panels, proving that a maxi is the way to go wherever you’re headed.

So, have we persuaded you to rock one this weekend? If so, simply shop our top five picks below for a style to suit your occasion;


1. French Connection’s “Medina” Colour-blocked Maxi Dress, £97

Whether you’re planning to go to a party, witness some nuptials or are headed to dinner and are not quite sure what to wear, why not try this viscose maxi dressy French Connection. The striking black, cream and coral panels will make you stand out instantly, and while wearing this, you can blame all your antics on the dress and all the attention it’ll have brought you!

2. Miss Selfridge’s Double Layer Maxi Dress, £30

At just £30, this grey dress is an absolute steal. Double layered with a front side split and a crossed back, what more could one want form a dress? If you fancy looking effortlessly sexy throughout the day, opt for this.

3. Ted Baker’s Multicoloured Floral Maxi Dress, £229

We all like to embrace the season and its way with florals, so if you’re heading out to a special occasion and want to look summery, this floaty, flirty, printed frock is a great option. You’ll be cosy and chic wherever you’re headed.

4. Selected’s “Ally” Maxi Dress, £32

Paired with sandals, this soft cotton maxi dress is a trouble-free choice if you would rather relax this weekend than head to an event. The cotton material is a figure hugger and will show off your shape, whilst still being loose enough for you to run around in, should you choose to.

5. Forever New’s “Katie” Strapless Maxi Dress, £55

Embrace your glamorous side this weekend in this black silk couture gown, suitable for any formal event you want to attend. The style, which features a sweetheart neckline and embellishment at the bust, will have you looking a million bucks. Place it in your basket now whilst it’s still on offer for £55 – that;s less than half  its original price of £130.

And there you have it – the maxi dress. Have a fab weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram, using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #MaxiDress.

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