Olivia Wilde

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31 Jan 2011
By Ahlanlive.com

Elegant and sophisticated, with a dash of understated chic – your spring wardrobe needs a nude maxi dress...now!

As many a celebrity will vouch, the nude maxi dress is having a moment.

A dream garment that suits all skin tones, covers all body hang-ups, and can be transformed from low key to ‘look out world’ in a matter of seconds, this super-basic piece is shaping up as Hollywood’s newest spring wardrobe savior – which means it’s instantly ours too.

Dressing for the office? Add a cropped blazer and statement heels. Shopping with friends? Slip on biker boots and a lightweight knit. Out on the town? Just your favourite heels and a stack of jewellery will do.

Ably demonstrated by gorgeous Tron star Olivia Wilde, the pleated maxi is uber flattering and fabulously ethereal, while flesh flashing in a flesh-toned frock (a la SJP) looks subtley sexy. Looking for a little more coverage? A high necked, long sleeved version is sooo on-trend it actually hurts. But dispel all fears of looking like you’re wearing a giant sack – this brilliant buy will lengthen the body, skim over any imperfections and go with everything in your closet. It’s a fashion no-brainer!


1, More fitted and in a delish coffee shade, wear with a cropped blazer and stack heels for 70s chic.

2, Empire lines and pleats are ideal for a smaller bust – just add a long pendant to finish.

3, More of a midi than a maxi, but a shirt dress makes a brilliant outfit for the office – wear with heels!