Are you excited as I am? Come on, it is almost the maxi dress season! And if you really want to rock it this season, you have to do some homework. First of all, the most important thing is how you’ll style it. In other words, you have to make sure to select the right style for your height, scale, and figure. Also, with the right accessories, you can easily turn it from a beach dress into a trendy and chic or sleek and classy dress as well.
Without further ado, here are the best ways to style your maxi dress this season.
If you are petite
If you are 5′4″ or shorter, logically, you want to avoid looking like a tent in your new favorite maxi dress. So unlike tall women, you will have to be super careful with your selection.
Since most of the long garments simply don’t harmonize well with a short stature, they usually tend to make you look shorter. This is why you should be super careful when selecting a style of your dress – it is supposed to be well-cut, or in other words, full-length but snugly towards your figure, especially in the hip and thigh area, as well as your waist.
Next, note that there is a way to make your body figure seem longer with the help of a V-neck. Since it will show more skin, you will look much taller and leaner.
For some extra height, you can wear heels with your maxi dress.
And finally, when it comes to prints and colors since you have ‘less canvas’ to paint on, go with solid colors such as dark neutrals (black, deep plum, green and chocolate brown), or with colors similar to your skin tone. When it comes to prints, avoid huge patterns and horizontal prints.
If you are plus-sized
Hiding your sexy plus-size body is not an option, so avoid those loose-fitted long dresses for good. They will only make you look boxy, and you definitely don’t want that. Go with dresses that will snuggle your curves without clinging.
Firstly, since plus-size women usually carry a big amount of weight around their upper arm area, the safest choice for them are sleeveless designer maxi dresses with wide straps that will complement their upper body and make the entire body frame seen much smaller.
Secondly, note that large prints are your new best friends, as well as solid and dark neutral colors such as olive green, black and dark brown.
And of course, let’s not forget the holy V-neck that will also make you look much leaner and draw the eye up.
Probably the biggest hit this season is topping your maxi dress with a cool fedora. It will add to your maxi’s laid-back vibe and make you look effortlessly cool. Next, make sure you always carry a cool handbag in a bold color such as neon with your solid maxi. It will make you look fierce and super stylish. Finally, note that nothing will complete your look like a little bit of bling. Layer your favorite jewelry pieces over your maxi for an ultimate glamorous look.
Even though black is the most basic color, it can be quite a refreshment to step away from all those summery patterns and colors every once in a while, and wear a cool sleek black maxi in the middle of summer. Also, there is no need to overdo it with accessories, just keep it easy with a pair of elegant flat sandals.
Since maxis offer such a simple and clean silhouette, they are perfect for sporty looks, regardless of whether you are athletic or not. If you are all about that sporty vibe, look for those fitted jersey dresses that have racerback in bold stripes or are color blocked. And make sure your hairdo is sleek.
As you can see, maxi dresses are super easy to style and pleasing to wear. You should definitely give them a shot.