Trend To Try: The Maxi Dress

Summer means long days, sunshine and bursts of colour – but with New Zealand’s indecisive weather it can also mean cooler days where your go-to summer outfit won’t suffice.

Enter, the maxi dress. Providing more coverage than your standard dress but with enough breeze and flow to translate from hot-to-warm and back again, the maxi is a must-have summer item. Wear it in a block colour with embroidered sandals, or opt for a patterned piece in the hottest trends of the season – gingham, floral, polkadot and botanical.

View some of our favourite maxi dresses right now in the gallery below.




7 Shoes You Need For Summer

For all of us, shoes are the first step of our next adventure. What awaits us after this is moments. These moments have inspired Merchant 1948’s Spring/Summer ’17 campaign, #MerchantMoments.

With new styles landing in-store and online on a weekly basis, there’s no shortage of options to get your footwear sorted for summer. Nonetheless, we’ve rounded up seven of our fave new-season pairs in the gallery below.

Head in-store or online to to discover these styles and more, and follow @Merchant1948 to stay up-to-date with the latest drops.