in the changing room – the maxi and the mini

Dresses: H&M.
Two very different dresses that I bought.
The first is that quintessential vintage billowy maxi I’ve never quite found and this has all the elements. Floor length, low v-neck front with a teeny row of buttons. All in a transparent fabric. Cinched with a vintage belt, I want to wear this right now.
The other is a body con with ultra long skinny sleeves. The graphics remind me of Givenchy’s tribal black and white print for S/S 2010 and a diluted monotone version of McQueen’s reptilian graphics from the same season. Caylee thx for flagging this one. Apart from the price, the best part is how comfortable it is (like a giant pair of support tights).


  1. thehautepursuit says:

    MINI MAN! I saw this on caylee’s blog and totally fell in love with it. so freaking hot!!!!! buy it buy it.

  2. Sarah Dee says:

    Oh my gosh the maxi is divine!!!


  3. @chicspace says:

    you need both! they look great!

  4. Abi-Anne says:

    I’m absolutely in love with that maxi dress. Was just in my local H&M today, and there was nothing remotely similar here. 🙁
    Looks gorge on you!

  5. Candice says:

    the maxi is gorgeous! Beautiful print!

  6. Cindy says:

    both gorgeous. i could not pull off the mini but it’s incredible on you. the maxi i have to check out!

  7. Michelle Elaine says:

    You get away with rocking both so effortlessly! So I’ve come to the conclusion that my H&M sucks. It never has any of the stuff that folks like yourself are blogging about.


  8. Glamour Bbey. says:

    I can’t find the minidress in Belgium! I’m so frustrated! Argggghhhh

  9. Blazerwhore says:

    definitely BOTH!! love love love

  10. Fashion Butter says:

    I am in love with the minidress. Short dress w/long sleeves and a print? My own personal heaven. I hope they have it when I finally have a chance to venture into the big city.

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  12. Sara says:

    Love both!

  13. Dodo says:

    I’ve seen the maxi dress (that looks great on you!) but that second dress is many not in here. Hope it will arrive after sale because I need that one 😮

  14. "L" says:

    The fabric on the maxi dress looks nice, but I will have to say I like the mini better 🙂

  15. Karoline says:

    They are both amazing, yes! Love the mini especially.

  16. Ring My Bell says:

    Both are really nice but I loooooooove the mini. Karen you have a BANGING body!

    Ashley x

  17. Candace says:

    Both are AWE.SOME.NESS.

  18. thatsorad says:

    I love the shot in the dressing room!

  19. Lena says:

    They look amazing! You can pull off anything. Is the maxi from the H&M Trend department?

  20. Vanja says:

    Is that Pamela Love necklace that you’re wearing?

    Love the dresses! Second one is so 80s 🙂

  21. ShoesForDessert says:

    I love that maxi dress for basically the same reasons as you! And I love the idea of a body hugging mini with long sleeves, but I could NEVER pull off that pattern aha. You look stunning in both