Maxi dresses are incredibly difficult for
someone who stands 6’2. That’s just the facts, folks. Dresses aren’t that long.
They just don’t exist in a normal world. Call it my freakish figure but finding
a good maxi dress is akin to seeking out the Holy Grail. That being said,
there are designers that offer up a close to impossible solution to the problem
and bring the world dresses that are long, flowing and ready for summer nights.
Queue my ode to Alice Temperley and this gorgeous maxi dress I found in her
collection last summer. It wasn’t a collection piece found on the floor of her
London shop. Oh no, this bad boy required a pilgrimage to Bicester Village,
where it was waiting for me in all its lengthy glory. I walked into the shop
and it screamed “ long.” Oh how right Ms. Temperley gets it! Needless to say, I
can’t recommend her fit enough if you’re looking for something to work with
As far as the rest, you’re looking at
staples from the FFG collection. A necklace purchased in Sri Lanka, wrist beads from
Wallis and a Ralph Lauren Ricky, all accessorize this ensemble for a more island
feel. Hey, it was the grand opening party of the JW Marriott Venice. I wanted to look
nice, but not too black tie. I think it came together without a hitch… except
for the fact that I kept loosing my strap!