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Your Guide to Maximalist vs Minimalist Dresses

Maximalist Style Fashion

Posted • Dress for a Night • Designer Dress Hire

Fashion is a world of extremes where aesthetics are placed on a range from maximalist to minimalist. In this guide we will discuss what it means to have maximalist clothing style as well as minimalist. We will show you our favourite options for maximalist and minimalist dresses so you can decide which fashion aesthetic is made for you.

Maximalist vs Minimalist

What is Maximalist Clothing Style?

Maximalist style fashion is a style all about extravagance and being bold - so essentially, maximalist style is everything extra!  

The maximalist clothing style expresses colour, patterns, textures, silhouettes. Everything about this fashion style is big and bold.

How to Dress Minimalist

Minimalist style fashion is everything neutral and simplistic. This means designs are in neutral tones and colours with clean cuts and lines, accentuating the idea that less is more.

Maximalist Fashion Style

Maximalist Dresses

Aje Manifestation Gown

The Aje Manifestation Gown is an absolute show stopper that screams maximalist fashion style. This gorgeous dress features a fitted bodice, gathered v-neckline, voluminous bubble skirt, short puff sleeves and a low scooped back. This dress is guaranteed to make a statement at your next event, which is what Aje is best at doing. This dress is extravagant in its colour, texture and silhouette, meaning it nails the maximalist style brief.

Mackenzie Mode Monarch Midi Dress

The Mackenzie Mode Monarch Midi Dress is a gorgeous dress that features a waist belt to flatter the figure and lace trim detailing that gives a feminine touch. The floating hearts print represents a modern art piece and adds a level of sophistication to the design. This maximalist dress has the texture, materials, patterns, colour and silhouette which makes your outfit stand out from the rest. If you are wanting to experiment with your style, step out of your comfort zone with this super flattering dress.

Aje Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress

The Aje Myriad Cut Out Mini Dress is the perfect summer dress to wear for a cocktail, or formal daytime event. The puff sleeves, intricate ruching detail and voluminous skirt make this unique style a statement piece. This maximalist dress is one that is easy to wear as it is fun, flirty and will guaranteed have you receiving plenty of compliments. This dress is perfect for those who want to experiment with maximalist fashion, as the colour is slightly toned down, yet the shape and silhouette bring the boldness.

Minimalist Dresses

House Of CB Adrienne Corset Maxi Dress

The House of CB Adrienne Corset Maxi Dress is cut from a thick satin that drapes across the body. The built in corset allows for a flattering hourglass silhouette. This dress is the definition of minimalist fashion style as it exudes elegance and class with its simplicity. You can never go wrong with a black dress, no matter what season, which is why we know you will fall in love with this minimalist dress.

Rebecca Vallance Calla V Wire Midi Dress

The Rebecca Vallance Calla V Wire Midi Dress is a sophisticated style made from a thick structured crepe. The dress has a fit and flare silhouette. This elegant style is perfect for those who have a minimalist clothing style, as it is a simplistic and effortless design. A classic, timeless piece that you cannot go wrong with which is why we are loving the minimalist dresses.

As seen in the images below, this style is available in black and ivory/white.

Pasduchas Lucia Sleeve Midi Dress

The Pasduchas Lucia Sleeve Midi Dress is a stunning dress that flatters all body types. This dress features an A-line silhouette and V-neckline. This dress is perfect for cocktail or formal events as it is a simple design that can be dressed up or down. This minimalist dress is perfect for all ages and seasons. This comfortable style will have you feeling confident and gorgeous at your next event, because you can never go wrong with a minimalist design.

Pasduchas Composure Gown

The Pasduchas Composure Gown exudes sophistication and elegance. This dress features a draped neckline which is very comfortable and makes this dress a super modest piece. This dress gives an extremely flattering silhouette and will leave you feeling super confident! If you're needing a formal gown, this dress is your go-to. We love minimalist dresses as they are easy to accessorise and style - pair this number with simple jewellery and neutral toned accessories for that spot on minimalist style.

The Composure Gown for rent is available in navy, wine, black and white.

If a full-length gown is not for you, this style is available in a midi in colours. navy, wine and charcoal.

Finding Your Fit

Are you Maximalist or Minimalist?

Now that we have decoded what it means to have a maximalist fashion style and minimalist fashion style, it is now for you to decide which one is best suited to you. If you have an event coming up and want to experiment one of these fashion styles, you can rent all these dresses at Dress for a Night for a fraction of the retail price. Renting allows for you to experiment with your style without costing you an arm and a leg to do so. It is the perfect opportunity for you to test the waters with maximalist or minimalist fashion!


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