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Blonde Morticia


Bracelets | Miss Selfridge
Belt | Primark
Lipstick | 17 Supreme Shine in Hot Stuff
Boots (hidden!) | New Look

I once hated maxi dresses. I thought they were hideous slabs of fabric that only size 6, 6ft models could pull off, no word of a lie. But with the wonder of the blogosphere, over spring and summer 2011 I was shown the beauty of the maxi. I bit the bullet and bought a maxi dress for my holiday last year and actually ended up wearing it several times for going out in the evening. I had officially been converted.

After spotting a pretty insane 50% off deal on FD Avenue (formerly Funk Divaa, where I bought last years maxi from)  I bagged this little number. I've been loving the split skirts / dresses I've seen popping up on blogs and in shops recently, so decided this one was the maxi of choice, especially as it was just £8.50!

 I was a bit worried the split would come up too high, but as I'm about average height (just under 5ft 5) it's not too raunchy! I think if I wore this out I'd pop some shorts under it though, as a gust of wind would be bad news! It's also a little long to wear with flats, so I may have to make some adjustments with my trusty old sewing machine to wear it with sandals on holiday.

I think it's probably the most 'elegant' article of clothing I own. My sister described it as 'Morticia-y' (hence the title of the post!), but that's fine with me as a former wannabe-emo. Actually it could be classed as a compliment - Carolyn Jones looked pretty sassy as Morticia back in the 1960s!

 I'm thinking this one will make an occasional appearance for fancy meals or the like. Are any of you maxi converts too?

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  1. This dress looks stunning!
    Your waist is so teeny tiny :)
    x

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    1. Thanks Danielle! It's definitely not tiny, too much Dairy Milk oreo haha xx

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  2. WOW you look incredible! Your figure is amazing, this dress is so flattering! xx

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    1. Aw thank you Shabna! The dress definitely helps me out a bit - it's really slimming!xx

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  3. wowza you look absolutely stunning! this dress is so gorgeous, wish i could pull off something like this xx

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    1. You totally could Caroline!! xx

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  4. Robyn, you look flawless! There is nothing more i can say tbh! xx

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  5. Wow, you look incredible! That dress is gorgeous & the belt's a lovely addition xx

    kw-justlikeheaven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much! The style of the dress is gorgeous isn't it! xx

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  6. This is such an amazing dress, you look so sophisticated :)

    xx

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  7. Love maxi dresses with a split, this one looks stunning on you! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  8. This is gorgeous - I love the belt xo

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  9. You are 5"5, you look so much taller than that in this dress. You look fab too x
    www.yummymummyintraining.co.uk

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    1. I know it's crazy! It's slimming AND taller-ing.. haha xx

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  10. I have the same cocerns as you-I'm just over 5'2" so i must admit I am a little scared of them!! This looks amazing though I really love the detail of the belt :)

    ngofficial.blogspot.co.uk

    <3

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    1. Try one Natasha! I totally bought this thinking it would look awful on me and turns out people think it looks nice haha! xx

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  11. I think this is possibly my favourite outfit of yours, ever!? You look gorgeous doll!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  12. Gorgeous dress, defo checking out the site! http://tips-tantrums-temptation.blogspot.co.uk/ x

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  13. Woahh you look amazing! The dress is such a flattering style on you! :) xx

    http://hellotashaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Everyone should give it a go! It's a really forgiving style actually :) xx

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  14. This is such a gorgeous outfit! I've been looking for a long black maxi with long sleeves to wear in winter, also with a gold belt for a while now! Seriously love this outfit.

    Lots of love, Alex from Bambella Blog xxx

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    1. Thank you Alex, definitely grab one for yourself!! xx

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  15. Wowwww you look fab!! I can't pull them off anymore :(

    fridayisforeverblog.com xx

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    1. Ohh :( I'm sure you can Sarah! You always look fab! xx

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  16. 100% my favourite outfit on you! You look great.

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  17. this dress is just too beautiful, it looks amazing on you!
    I can't believe how elegant it is but is still so cheap, definitely checking this site out now :)
    if i owned this dress i think I'd just wear it everyday, i mean i'd probably smell but I'd totally work that eau de stink ;) xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha eau de stink is delish. Let me know if you buy anything! I'd love to know (so nosey..!)xx

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  18. I used to be the same! A year ago I hated Maxis and now I own three! Love this one, it looks great on you!

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    1. So glad we share this path to maxi loving Kacie haha :) xx

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  19. WOW! That dress is just incredible x

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  20. You look incredible, and that dress looks amazing on you! Oh yeah and i'm absolutely loving the addams family reference in the title! Glad someone else likes them/knows who they are! xxx

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    1. Haha :) Yesss they were fab back in the day! xx

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  21. That dress is stunning how is it so cheap! You look fantastic :)

    www.studdedkisses.com

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  22. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww is all I'm saying.

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  23. Oh my god that dress is breathtaking! Love this look and it works so well with your hair, what a stunning contrast. Thanks for retweeting my cat in glasses tweet earlier today by the way. Love your blog so will definitely pop back to have a good read sometime.

    Hope you swing by mine sometime and say hello on there :) Mags xx

    www.thesmartgirlsfashionguide.com

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    1. Thank you fabulous Mags! I frigging love me a cat so no problemo ;) haha!xx

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  24. You look absolutely amazing! Absolute wowsers! I tried a midi dress for the first time yesterday but I felt really self-conscious in it, a longer length definitely makes a statement! You look stunning. xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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    1. Thanks Rosie! Yeah I have a midi and I think the maxi style suits me a lot better! xx

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  25. Robyn you look amazing! You look beautiful and I love the red lipstick hahaha you dont look like mortica at all! I felt the same way about maxi's, must try one again

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. Ah thank you! yes defo try one again soon :)! xx

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  26. this dress looks SO nice on you. I've never owned a maxi dress but I think I'm getting braver and might purchase one soon!!xx

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    1. YES! Do it Yasmin! Always fun to give new styles a go eh! xx

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  27. This dress looks amazing on you! I haven't seen very many long sleeved maxi dresses. I also really like the belt. I don't think I will ever be brave enough to wear a maxi dress.

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    1. Yeah me too - I really loved the long sleeved style. Thanks :) You should give one a go Emily! xx

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  28. This dress is beautiful, it's so elegant. It's a great versatile dress that you can play down or rock up. Amazing!

    Beki x
    (www.smocktofrock.co.uk)

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    1. It's such a fab dress right - and a great price :)! xx

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  29. wow! you look amazing...I want this dress xx

    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I don't really like maxi skirts/dresses usually but this dress is gorgeous, and so glamourous!
    xx

    http://peaowlfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing...58eveningdress.

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