I love maxi skirts and dresses. I feel so elegant in them. As a small and petite person I find I have to stay away from lose flowing styles as they make me look frumpy. This dress here ties up at the back, has a tight bodice and the skirt is flowing, but stays close to the body. And it is purple!
The second outfit was a dress that was too lose around the top. I loved the bright pattern so I bought it any way and begged Mum to turn it into a skirt ( I offered to cook dinner). I wear it with a black or grey top. I do not usually wear black however I found it brought out the bold colours. A thick belt around the waist and the little jacket adds a nice boho touch.