• 11 iconic maxi dress moments

    Never has a dress reinvented itself as often as the maxi. We chart its most memorable moments...


  • 11 iconic maxi dress moments

    1961
    Audrey
    Hepburn

    The iconic column dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.


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  • 11 iconic maxi dress moments

    1968
    Oscar
    de la Renta

    It was Oscar de la Renta who made waves when he introduced hemlines that hovered above the ankle (see picture left). It was a fashion coup, one quickly followed by designers including YSL and Dior.


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    1990
    Princess
    Diana

    Sizzling in hot red with lips to match. Wow.


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    1994
    Elizabeth
    Hurley

    "It was a favour from Versace because I couldn't afford to buy one," says Elizabeth Hurley. The safety pin frock she wore to the premier of Four Weddings And A Funeral is now affectionately known as “THAT dress”.


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    2000
    Jennifer
    Lopez

    La Lopez debuted this green Versace dress with its eye-popping plunge at the Grammy's. It has its own Wikipedia page and is still talked about 15 years later.


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    2002
    Kate
    Winslet

    For the 74th Academy Awards chose a gown by little known designer Ben de Lisi. Her dress is consistently voted among the best Oscars frocks of all time.


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    2011
    Kate
    Moss

    For Kate Moss's wedding to Jamie Hince she singlehandedly resurrected John Galliano’s career in this sequin embellished dress inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald, the beautiful wife of The Great Gatsby's author F Scott Fitzgerald.


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    2012
    Angelina
    Jolie

    Another Versace showstopper. But this time it was @Angie'sRightLeg that was dubbed the "breakout star" of the Academy Awards.


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    2014
    Rihanna

    The dress that left nothing to the imagination. For the CFDA Fashion Awards Rihanna chose a custom Adam Selman fishnet dress embellished with more than 200,000 Swarovski crystals.


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    2015
    Uma
    Thurman

    For this year’s Met Gala Uma Thurman channelled pure Hollywood siren with its up-to-there split. In a poll on Long Tall Sally’s Facebook page this dress was voted the clear winner.


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