There was a time when maxi dresses were only worn by women of Arab countries (Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Iran), and now these outfits have become a major part of the fashion all over the world, including European and West countries. The only difference between the Arabic Maxi and American/Western Maxi is the style. The Arabic women would use only net and silk while designing a personal maxi dress, which is normally worn on the wedding or social get together. On the other hand, Western maxi seems to have different design, architecture, and material used in the cut and it can be worn for any event such as wedding, party, drink parties, and even on a romantic date. It depends on your mood and desire, isn’t it?
One common feature between an Arabic and European maxi is the length of the silhouette. It can’t be shortened on the demand as it will disrupt with the actual style of the Maxi and if it is done for any reason the outfit will either become a cocktail outfit or a conventional party dress. The lengthier your maxi is the more beautiful you will look. It’s that simple. If you want to achieve a look similar to a royal princess, you can ask your designer to add a train to the maxi; it will become your dress an imitation of expensive princess’s costume. Try out this idea and you will be satisfied with the final design of the maxi.
Wearing a long dress is beneficial in many ways; it doesn’t look odd, you don’t feel uncomfortable, suitable for all seasons, hides all physical flaws (massive thighs and intoned knees), and shapes up the body by wrapping it tightly around the waist. Like all other dresses it can have sleeves, belts, frills, and materials such as stones, pearls, and beads. It actually depends on your personal choice what you want your final design to be.
The trend of the maxi can be seen back in the early 1940s when famous starlets and celebrities used to wear the dress along with heavy necklaces and original pearls tied in long chains. Those who belonged to wealthy families would wear only maxis and a short muffler typed scarf made of original fur. Today, maxis are a staple in the closet of all fashionable women and they seem to have embraced this trend very beautifully. Mostly polyester was used in the manufacturing of the maxis and now different fabrics are combined and weaved to make one article ready for the modern fashionistas.
Most famous maxi dresses of 2012 are as follows:
Asymmetrical maxi dress without sleeves
Asymmetrical maxi dress with special sleeves cut
High low sleeveless maxi dresses in bright colors
Printed maxis with belts
Bohemian style halter maxi in one color or one printed pattern
Full length one shoulder maxi dresses
V-neck maxi with fringes around the waist
Backless maxi dresses
A-line halter maxi dresses
Ankle maxi dresses (They are also worn by celebrities)