MaxMara, who showed quite a colorful collection this Spring 09, did more of what we've glimpsed prior to this season and hoped would gain momentum: namely, the blazer cum dress, the coat dress, or, the power suit for girls who hate wearing trousers. In the MaxMara show it cropped up sleeveless and black and in a black and white check that would take a girl from Fall to Spring quite nicely. It is a trend for women who like showing off a little leg, or who will only go 'mini' under the most serious circumstances. If the dress actually opens up, well, that just seals the deal for us. Wearing a super sized blazer with a cotton t-shirt and jeans would also come in handy on days when your wardrobe just doesn't seem to fit.
To see our gallery of the Spring 2009 MaxMara collection, which showed as part of Milan Fashion Week, click here.