Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Maxi Dresses For Christmas Events (And Where To Get One Now For Christmas Day!)

It's no secret that I love maxi skirts and dresses. While I recently bought a lot of shorts for summer, you can't beat a classic maxi dress in December for all the Christmas related events. I almost always wear a maxi dress on Christmas day too, it's such a good choice. Comfortable for opening presents, running around with toddlers and nice and loose so you can indulge in all that yummy food!

The two jersey maxi dresses below are some of my fave wardrobe oldies. There's still plenty of time to order a maxi dress now and have it arrive before Christmas so you can wear it on Christmas day too!

What I wore:

family christmas photo outfit: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' printed empire jersey maxi dress | away from blue

blue maxi dress, silver bracelets, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue
Necklace: Uniquely Made with Love Sea Change necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

I wore this a little while ago! We had our family Christmas photo, and as usual I went with the easy maxi dress option. I picked this one specifically as I'd bought the boys little blue poloshirts for the photo, and with hubby in a blue shirt too we were all perfectly themed but not too matchy matchy!

I had a bit of a giggle when we got to the photo area though - it was a blue background! We really coordinated! We usually go to Westfield for our photo, Chermside do pet Santa photos. Unfortunately they had cut their pet santa photos down to just 2 hours over the month and they were of course almost immediately booked out as a result. We ended up booking in with the RSPCA Santa Paws photos for the first time and while it was more expensive, the resulting photo was much better quality. Santa was very understanding too and they took the time to help and suggest things so we managed to get a good photo of us all despite our terrified toddler, who never got anywhere near as close to any other Santas we saw! I recommend them if you're looking for a photo with the whole family, we can't imagine our annual photo without Cooper!


Last worn: blue maxi dress, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag.

Other ways to wearblue maxi dress for first birthday, Rebecca Minkoff Georgina studded sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag and gold jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: maxi dress at 39 weeks, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in second trimester.



Where to Get Maxi Dresses for Under $50 for Christmas Day!


There is still enough time to order yourself a beautiful maxi dress to wear on Christmas day, if you order now!

In Australia, use next day shipping for dresses at The Iconic:


Last Christmas delivery order date varies depending on your state but can be as late as early morning on the 22nd for same day delivery, or mid-morning on 21st December for next day delivery.

In the UK, shop for maxi dresses at ASOS:


Last Christmas order date is 22nd December for standard UK delivery, or 23rd for express.

In the US, shop maxi dresses at Amazon:


Last Christmas order date is 22nd December for 2 day shopping, or 24th December at 9am for same day delivery.




What I wore: 

grey tie dye maxi dress empire waist with yellow accessories rebecca minkoff micro regan | awayfromblue

Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!) and Rebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue instagram christmas party grey tie dye maxi dress outfit colourful accessories
Necklace: Nibbly Bits Wilma teething necklace in pale daffodil
DressJeanswest 'Elodie' tie dye grey jersey maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff micro Regan satchel in Harvest Gold

Why I wore it:

Another Christmas event, another maxi dress! It seemed the most obvious choice for a Christmas party with the boys.  I like grey and yellow together, so when I saw one of the style challenges in Instagram for the day was 'bold hue', I knew I'd pick yellow accessories with this dress. I've worn the dress and bag together before, it's a nice combination. The little Christmas bow on my wrist was a fun addition for the party, and met yet another Instagram style challenge for 'tied'.

This was such a fun party for me to attend. Last year, we had been looking forward to it. I was in hospital with Baby Boy but we had been confident that we wouldn't be in there long, just a few days at most, which would mean we would be out for the party. Instead, we stayed there much longer than expected and the party marked day 6 in hospital as I continued to room in with Baby Boy. Toddler T's grandparents took him to the party solo instead. It was just a kid's party, but was quite emotional for me reflecting back on where we were last year. I didn't have time to dwell on it for long though, there was a lot to do and see and then we had to dash to swim lessons, and celebrate putting the Christmas tree up in the afternoon.


Last worn: tie dye maxi dress, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag.

Other ways to weartie dye maxi dress knotted, Rebecca Minkoff Micro Regan bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancy: tie dye maxi dress at 38 weeks pregnant.




More Printed Jersey Maxi Dresses Under $50:







How You Can Wear It:

For me a maxi dress will always be a go-to over December. It's the perfect mum outfit as it's quick and easy to wear with minimal accessorising required, although you can add bright accessories if you want a bit of a pop. Maxi dresses are comfortable and casual enough for running around with toddlers but dressed up enough for parties and family Christmas photoshoots.

There is still enough time to order a special dress in for Christmas too, with great options under $50 at ASOS, Amazon or The Iconic linked above. I love next day shipping at the Iconic for last minute gifts too.



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56 comments:

  1. Maxi dresses are a great option for Christmas - more mince pies! Have a wonderful Christmas a New Year! x

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    1. haha yes, need room for all that extra food! :)

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  2. I love both dresses, Mica! The colours of both dresses are so pretty and you've accessorised them so well! I emphathise with you refecting on when your baby boy was in hospital last year. It is such an emotional and stressful time and thinking about it brings back those emotions. My son was in and out of hospital so often until he was about 4 and it still makes me cry when I think about it! Luckily life is busy so we just get in with it! That's so cute that Cooper was in your family photo! I didn't even know you could do that! Hope your Christmas preparations are going well, Mica! :) XXX

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    1. It's so hard when they have any time in hospital, and you're right it's so emotional. I hope all those days are behind you now!

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  3. You look sos stunning! Love your dress babe!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CHRISTMAS LOOKBOOK - 3 OUTFIT READY TO COPY!

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  4. Those two maxi dresses are adorable. I love the blue print.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love your collection of maxi dresses! Too funny you guys ended up coordinating with the background haha! But I bet it made for a cute picture. Have a great holiday!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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    1. It was a lovely (very blue!) photo!

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  6. Looking fab in bot dresses, Mica! I tend to wear dresses too for the holiday season, but I don't have a lot of maxi dresses so I really wanna sew more for next year. And yay for a successful Santa pic:) I think it's so cute that you guys were all wearing blue.
    PS Love the grey and yellow combo.

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  7. Both of these dresses are so pretty! Love that they're also comfortable and functional. Hope you enjoy your time visiting family over the holidays!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  8. I always love you in maxi dresses, and these are so pretty! Perfect for Christmas Day. I love them because they are an outfit all in one piece that looks great. No fuss!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. Dear Mica,

    You know I like you in maxi dresses and the two outfits you show here today are no exception! Unfortunately, my husband doesn't like me in maxi dresses and therefore, I decided not to wear a maxi dress at Christmas :)

    Regarding your Christmas pictures: it is so cool that even the background was blue - perfect match to all the blue in your looks! Here in Bavaria it is not usual to take Christmas pictures, especially outside, as far as I know only some family took pictures by their own :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Oh no, it's a shame he's not a fan of maxi dresses - but I'm sure you found something just as stylish and comfortable to wear for Christmas day :) It's such a tradition to have a Santa photo here - I've enjoyed putting it on our Christmas cards since we adopted Cooper, and then with having the boys too, it's fun to see the family grow! :)

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  10. Both of those dresses are fantastic! And so true, perfect for all the Christmas activities!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  11. You look great! I wish it was warm enough to wear these here. Have a lovely Christmas.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  12. Such beautiful selection dear! And maxi dresses suit you so well! I am still searching for a maternity dress for the holidays but no luck so far haha! I will try to fit myself in a regular oversized one! Thanks for sharing :)
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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    1. Hope you found one in the end! As you can see from the post, neither of these are maternity dresses but both worked over my pregnancies! :)

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  13. Love the first dress!

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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  14. Way too cold to wear a maxi dress here for Christmas, but like you I do enjoy the grey and yellow color combination of the second pairing a lot.

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  15. I love both of those dresses and how comfy but pretty they both look! I also love that you include your cute pup in your family Christmas photos :) That's so sweet.

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  16. I am so jealous of your outfits and how you can still wear them! We are at - 15 degrees in Toronto!! BRRRRRRRR I am all bundled up!!! Have a great Christmas!!!

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    1. I don't think BRisbane has ever been that cold, wow! haha! Stay warm!

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  17. Beautiful dresses! Love the blue maxi, the gorgeous color and pattern make for a stunning piece!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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  18. Merry Christmas, Mica! I love the blue maxi dress. What a find.

    SSG xxx

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  19. These are both great classic shapes and colours - perfect for being comfy at parties. I don't do the maxi dresses so much at this time of year (too cold!), but I wear a lot of maxi skirts (I'll have a doozy on this Friday!).

    A year has come and gone so fast! Wishing you and your family (Cooper too!) a very Happy Christmas, and all the best to you in the New Year, Mica. I value you as a friend, and am so glad that you have stayed blogging all these years. Hugs, Sheila

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    1. Aww thanks so much for your sweet comment Sheila! I've been so blessed to have found your blog and get the wonderful inspiration from what you share! :) And I loved your pink maxi skirt, it's incredible!

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  20. I really like the subtle tie dye of the second dress, not what you normally think of when you hear the words tie dye! I think both dresses are just great, and I am fully on board the maxi train having found a skirt at Kmart that I can pretend is long enough. I haven't stopped wearing it ever since I got it! I have one great tall maxi dress from Boden which I think I might just go for on Christmas day. It's blue as well!

    Sorry to hear you've had painful memories brought up at this time of year, it's not always the most joyous time of year. But I'm so glad you're not in hospital this year (fingers crossed I haven't just jinxed it) and I really hope things continue to improve for baby boy this year :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel. He's come so far, it's just been an emotional Christmas as we compare everything to last year!

      I'm glad you got a maxi skirt from Kmart too - they have some really nice pieces!

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  21. Love the two maxi options but I've got to say the second one is my favorite on you :) I wanna see your christmas photos!!! <3

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    1. hehe thanks! I have a post coming soon about Christmas, but I shared them on twitter and insta stories in the meantime: https://twitter.com/AwayFromTheBlue/status/945270007142871040

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  22. Hi! I really adore both dresses and you accessorized beautifully as always. I pray you are having a relaxing week with your family! Blessings to you!

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  23. I am biased to talk about maxi dresses or skirts, because they are my "uniform" :) They are so comfortable, so cozy, just excellent! I loved your looks, and had to smile when you said that for the photo, there was a blue background - it happened to me sometimes :) And the bags, Rececca Minkoff, just amazing! You look very beautiful! Hope you have a beautiful Christmas time!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. They are a go-to for me too, I love a maxi length! :)

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  24. Maxi dresses are so comfy. I really should get mine out and layer them, so they work for the winter weather! I really love the bow bracelet in the second outfit! I am hoping to get a simple photo of the kids in front of the tree today, I am SO behind on my Christmas cards. THey'll be a little late this year! Have a Merry Christmas! :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  25. Maxi dresses for all events, so definitely for Christmas! Love both of these looks Mica! Hope you are having a wonderful week and have a Merry Christmas!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  26. Hey Mica!

    Love both looks! I hope you enjoy all the yummy holiday food and have a Merry Christmas!!

    With Love & Style,
    ♥ Amber
    ALL THE AMBIENCE

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  27. I love a good maxi dress- I miss mine now that I've packed 'em away for the winter!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. You really are the Queen of the Maxi dress! The Santa photo sounds fab - where can I see it?! What a difference a year makes - no hospital, three beautiful boys and one sensational Santa photo! Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays! I know whatever you wear, you will look fabulous!

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    1. I shared the Santa photo on social media and I have a post coming up soon with festive outfits and the family photo :)
      https://twitter.com/AwayFromTheBlue/status/945270007142871040

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  29. Your maxi dresses are so cute! I really like the blue print :)

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  30. I'm super envious that you get to rock a maxi dress fro Christmas. It's winter in our part of the world and even though I like to dress up for the holidays I'm a wimp when it comes to the cold, so my outfit will probably be dictated by the weather ;p

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    1. I'm sure you looked stylish despite the cold! :)

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  31. I love that first dress. I've always liked the way that color looks on you
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  32. Lovely maxi dresses.
    I love wearing this as it is comfortable and chic too.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  33. They are an easy option--kinda like a pantsuit but easier in the bathroom!!
    Love both of yours, Mica!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  34. Beautiful dress choices!

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  35. They both work, these colors look good on you. How many maxis do you own ?

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  36. I love maxi dresses fro Christmas, they look elegant with easy to add accesories. Just wrote a blog post on florida winter style guide and have included maxi drrss as one of my choice. https://www.modlotus.com/winter-travel-style-guide-florida/

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  37. I was all about maxi dresses this past summer. They are so easy to put on and comfortable to wear! I really like the way you accessorized both of them!

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  38. Cute dress you have here dear. I like the pattern, and the shade is so pretty on you.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  39. Thanks all for your lovely comments and Christmas wishes! Hope you all had a great Christmas!

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  40. So glad the photoshoot went well Mica. Yes, Cooper is definitely part of the family. I love the photo you posted of him with his reindeer ears on. You just look great with maxi dresses! Both printed or solid.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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