Holiday 2010 Trend: Ruffles & Maxi Dresses

LONDON, Nov 2, 2010 / FW/ — From Calvin Klein to Ralph Lauren, from Christian Dior to Vivienne Westwood, maxi dresses are the rage as high street designers propose floor length gowns and dresses for holiday dressing.

While black still dominates as a favorite party dress color, red, gunmetal, gold, aqua, even florals are also making their appearances in the party circuit.

Long sleeves and bustier, scooped décolletage and round necklines, a girl has more than enough choices to attend a party every night during the holiday season.

And while elongated silhouettes as propositioned by Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors at Michael Kors and the maxi dress from Love Label are still on everyone’s wish list, ruffles are making a big comeback.

Ralph Lauren, John Galliano at Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood have re-interpreted the ruffles for the modern yet feminine woman. Feminine but not saccharine sweet or cute, ruffles are the adornment de rigueur for the holiday party season.

And, ruffles do not have to be the main attraction for the dress; they are also proposed as trims as suggested by Carolina Herrera and John Galliano for his eponymous line.

One last thing, if you want to show off your shapely legs wearing maxi dresses, choose one with an asymmetrical hemline like what Adam, BCBG and Vivienne Westwood have in mind.

Now, it’s still 54 days away before Christmas but you and I know that holiday parties begin the middle of November. Don’t procrastinate in choosing what to wear. Head over to Very.co.uk and choose your maxi dress.