Thursday, April 14, 2016

Maximizing Your Maxi Game

Ahhhh Spring and Summer, bright colors, floral patterns, and the return of the maxi dress! Females everywhere thank the good Lord for these elegant dresses that make us look like we're putting WAY more effort into dressing ourselves than we actually are. But herein lies the problem, if you're not 5'9" and thin you have to know which maxi to pick. Trust me when I say that not all maxis are created equally nor do they fit the everyone the same.

Today I've personally styled a couple of maxi dresses for my petite ladies. Standing at a whopping 5'1" (5'2" if I'm feeling particularly confident), long dresses tend to be a bit, well, LONG. But don't fret my fun sized friends, there are tricks to making maxis work for us too! I suggest finding dresses with unique skirts. A maxi with slits or a waterfall front let you show off those legs and give the illusion you're taller than you are. You can also knot the bottom of the skirt for a cool casual look. Another tip? Empire waists and v necks elongate your figure.

Not a shorty like me? No prob! I've rounded up maxi styling tips for more common body types below!

For the Busty: Go for dresses with V necks, or a wrap style.

For the Curvy: Pick a fit & flare that gathers at your smallest point and avoid spaghetti straps, opting for a cap sleeve instead.

For the Athletic/Boyish: Pick a maxi with a drawstring waist to create curves!

For the Tall and Thin: Wear whatever the heck you want because these suckers were made for you!

Are you a lover of maxis? Have you found this helpful? Let me know in the comments! In the market for a maxi? I've linked a few of my favorites below. Make sure to check them out! And remember, wear what you love, but LOVE who you are!

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