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Make a statement with a little extra length, because there is nothing more glamorous than a maxi dress! Today we introduce you to the most important dress types and give you tips on which design to pick for your figure. Through the next few blog posts we will cover the following dress shapes: Trapeze Dress, Babydoll Dress, A-line Dress, Empire Dress


In fact, the term “trapeze dress” refers to the geometric shape of the trapezium: narrow-cut shoulder area, widening to the hem. This cut became popular in the 50s and found its revival at the beginning of the 21st century.

Classic trapeze dresses were sleeveless, but the term trapeze dress refers to the basic shape, which is why there are many different variations. Current styles can be designed with sleeves and collars. Longer trapeze dresses are also referred to as tent dresses. This type of dress is especially popular with pregnant women. Trapeze dresses are really comfortable and practical as they fit virtually every body type. Try our trapeze dresses  JENNY, STELLA or NALA  and convince yourself of this timeless cut.



The babydoll is an uncomplicated, comfortable and easy to wear dress. Its name comes from the US movie ‘Baby Doll’ (1956). After the film came out, this type of dress became very popular as a sleepwear before various designers in the 1960s and 70s used the cut for short dresses. Babydolls have been one of the most popular shapes for dresses and tops and come in all sorts of variations; with spaghetti straps, short or long sleeves as well as strapless beach dresses.
Women of every age and every figure wear these loose-fitting dresses made from lightweight fabrics. The tops of the dresses are fitted and the flowy skirt starts from right under the bust to skilfully showcase your feminine figure. Small problem areas around the stomach, hips and legs can be wonderfully concealed. Take a look at our floor-length babydoll: the black top and the white pleated skirt of our ANNA maxi dress enhances every figure.



A-line dresses come in different variations, all with a pronounced waist and a flared skirt. In 1955, Christian Dior presented his spring collection called the “Calyx Line,” in which the A-line cut was presented for the first time. The term “A-line” was then used by an American journalist in her review of Christian Dior’s collection in “Harper’s Bazaar” magazine.

The A-line dress is a favourite for many, because it always emphasizes the waist, even if it is not pronounced. The dress can create the illusion of the perfect hourglass shape between shoulders and hips.

A variation of the A-line dress is the adaptation of the trapeze dress: a fitted bodice and a skirt that opens evenly, like our silver MIA maxi, our black SAM or the colourful summer dream, the LISA maxi dress.   


Created in the time of the Napoleon’s Empire, empire dresses are distinguished by an emphasized, elevated waist. They look romantic, young and feminine and can conceal small curves, as the silhouette is perfectly balanced. Floaty, delicate fabrics flow smoothly and simply down the waist. The attention is focused on the upper part of the garment. Such as the lace in our  MONA  black maxi dress deliberately sets accents on the décolleté and at the waist.




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Always keep this one important thing in mind when putting together an outfit: If something doesn’t feel right or you are uncomfortable with wearing it, it’s probably because it isn’t for you. If you FEEL good, you will LOOK good – confidence is key. 

Now tell us, what do you love about our maxi dresses!