Anybody can wear maxi dresses; the trick is not to let this quintessential woman’s dress wear you. The Maxi remains one of this season’s hottest trends, were it ever not a hot trend? The maxi style has been around for almost as long as the modern understanding of “fashion” has been with us.
The best thing about a maxi is that it is effortless, versatile and suits all shapes and sizes simply slip in on straight from the wardrobe and the job is done, no effort required!
You shouldn’t be put off wearing a maxi if you have a petite frame – they look effortless and chic on all shapes and heights, if you are less than 5’5 it’s worth teaming your maxi with clothing that will give you the illusion of height. For example, you could pair your maxi dress with a cropped jacket and chunky heels to lengthen a petite frame. Its best way to keep away from overly floaty styles and maxis with large prints, as these can overwhelm a small frame (no one wants to look like they’re wearing a tent). A low-cut v-neck will makes the upper half of your body look longer so you might want to search for a maxi that will create length on both halves. If you have a larger bust opts for an empire waist to accentuate your curves.
Choosing a maxi in a block of colour will allow you to team it with a huge variety of pieces of clothing in different styles. Naturally, a black dress is the safest choice, but bold colors and loud prints like a colorful border flower print are also just as flattering. Avoid small floral patterns and pastels – these are better suited for more petite figures.
Shoes help to make the outfit. Pair it with heels to dress it up or a great pair of sandals for a casual gathering with friends. Worn with boots suddenly your maxi dress has gone country, and pumps can create a vintage style for everyday occasions or dressy events.
These are a valuable staple in a woman’s wardrobe. They are comfortable and easy to wear; best of all, they fit all shapes and sizes. There is no reason that these wonderful dresses should have to gather dust in the closet during. Such is the power of a timeless classic