The Look: Split

she in dressWhat do you get when you add up a maxi, shirt-dress, a floral border print and a button up? Clue: It doesn't come from your Nan's wardrobe! 

Although maxi, shirt-dresses may have been niche to the ultra-conservative at one point, add a slit here and a retro print there and you're left with something on that lovely balancing line between classy and naughty.
floral maxi dressMission Beach Queensland
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Earrings: Lovisa (Similar here)
Sandals: Lee Cooper (Similar here) 

Move over Macklemore, there's a new fashionista after grandma's hand-me-downs!

Whether taking inspiration from the classic, post-war, 1940s styles, or rocking a more Woodstock vibe, the maxi shirt dress is a blast from the past that I am more than happy to see. 

I got my first maxi dress hit via this lush, boho-print She In* dress. Now I am hooked. The print combination gives it that Nomadic feel; it could blend into a Moroccan or Mediterranean landscape equally. If I can't literally go on an around the world trip, at least I can wear one. 

The long sleeves and classic button-front style are cleverly juxtaposed by the double thigh-high slits. Just watch keep an eye on that wind! One huge gust the wrong way and the whole beach could be blinded by the sight of your butt cheeks. Eeek!

These photographs were taken in Mission Beach, Queensland. Jake and I went for a weekend away as a bit of a Birthday treat to numb the pain of on-setting granny-ness. If you want silent palm-fringed beaches and tropical islands just a stone throw away, this one's for you! 

Rachel
xoxo 

P.S. My addiction to maxi shirt dresses will result in an entire style post dedicated to them. Stay tuned!

60 comments:

  1. I love maxi dresses that have a slit in the side because it combines everything I love about the maxi dress with functionality. I like that it makes it easier to walk in and that in a pinch you can tie the two split ends together to raise your hemline a notch ;)

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  2. This maxi's absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors/print and the perfect setting!!

    xx freshfizzle

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  3. Amazing pics!
    Baci,
    Marina
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  4. Love your maxi dress…..love your pics!!!!
    Kisses

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  5. She inside has such a great selection of clothing. I love their site & how affordable they are. You rocked the hell out of this dress!

    Dominique
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  6. As always, you look gorgeous. The background is too cute! I would love to visit Australia and New Zealand.

    Jasmine xx
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  7. As always, you look gorgeous. The background is too cute! I would love to visit Australia and New Zealand.

    Jasmine xx
    Jas Claire

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  8. This maxi dress is so beautiful, and you look gorgeous! Amazing photos too! xoxo

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  9. Such beautiful photos! I love the dress and those sandals are perfect! I wish I was on the beach right now!

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  10. You are gorgeous!!! I love the maxi dress!
    -Olivia
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  11. Such cool photos, the background is perfect and you look stunning!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  12. Amazing photos... you OWN that dress. I LOOOVE the dress!! Australia is so beautiful!!


    Amber
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  13. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  14. Amazing photos dear!

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  15. Seriously OBSESSED with slits in maxi dresses!!! They transform something conservative into something so sexy & feminine! Ahh you look so stunning!! Favorite post <3

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  16. You look Gorgeous in this pretty maxi dress and the place is beautiful
    xxx

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  17. Nice dress :)

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    Maria V.

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  18. you look so pretty and boho, love your dress
    xo
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  19. Both you and the view looks lovely dear. I love boho fashion.

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  20. Really nice look and really nice place for the photo session with those palms there. The dress is amazing, also the sandals are nice.

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  21. Omg you lookk beautiful in this dress!!
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  22. I love the background and your dress.... of course!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  23. Beautiful dress!! I like your pics!! Kisses :)

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  24. I love your pictures so much! They totally capture a beachy relaxed vibe and your dress is perfect for the occasion. I'm planning a beach trip soon and looking for inspiration like this. Great outfit and you're so pretty!

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    Love,
    Mary

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  25. I love everything about this look, incredibly floaty and feminine. These exotic images make me want to book a holiday abroad ;) Lovely post and images. Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  26. love the boho maxi dress on you. The slit on the side is so chic! and great place to take pictures <3

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  27. Beautiful outfit and photos!
    Love your maxi dress!
    xxx
    S
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  28. This dress is gorgeous...I love the high slit details! Beautiful photos!

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  29. One word: gorgeous
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  30. I love your dress! You look so pretty in it :) xx

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  31. Love the dress! This side slips are so flattering!
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  32. I always die over your shots - such a gorgeous location and LOVE that dress!
    xMC
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  33. Just when I think I've seen all the beautiful you up the amp and BAM! Beach babe strikes fiercer and more fabulous than before! You are such a true beauty Rachel and look dazzling as always. You look forever hawt in maxi dresses and this is certainly no exception; this dress was made for you. Wow! I love the boho, retro feel, yet it's bang on trend with the shirt dress vibe. And a gorgeous paradisal backdrop to showcase your stunning self! It can't get anymore perfect! Love <3

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  34. Gorgeous shots! I love this dress on you, very boho chic

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  35. I love your nail colour! you look so stylish especially with the shoes! It looks like amazing weather so lucky since its cold here :-) but love this look. xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  36. Stunning dress! And how amazing is this location? These pics are beautiful!

    XO
    Molly
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  37. That is such a fantastic dress! Or maybe cause you are pulling it off so well? So beautiful with the high split :)

    Anna xx
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  38. Omg I love all the pictures! You're so gorgeous and Stunning! Love the dress and the places!


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  39. Such stunning photos!!! You look so gorgeous!

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  40. The pictures are wonderful and the dress is just lovely.
    Xx Blue Ducklings
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  41. gorgeous!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  42. Soo.. boho!! I Love this outfit and how it was accessorized too. Looks great

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  43. Great outfit!!!
    Hugs
    Ale
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  44. Great pictures, I wish I was on the beach!!
    Have a lovely weekend:)
    Rosanna x
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  45. Lovely pics!
    absolutely in love with those earrings!

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  46. Beautiful look :) I love the dress!

    Best Wishes,

    Camille xo

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  47. Amazing pictures you got there! Loved your outfit :)
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  48. I feel a sense of calm wash over me as I look at these pics, so I'm sure you had a great bday getaway here! I love that dress and its mixed signals- on one hand you have buttons you can do up for a Holier Than Thou look but those splits are ready to turn things up! (:

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  49. You always look AMAZING!!! Lovely photos! Your place is a DREAM. Lucky you!!! Have a fabulous week darling!

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  50. you looked so beautiful with this dress and i like more the place where you took this pictures
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