How to Wear a Maxi Dress

Summer is coming and that means maxi dress time! For a long time I wanted to wear maxi dresses, but I was afraid to because I’m pretty short and I thought they would look really stupid on me. I didn’t want them to drag on the floor or swallow me up. Not all of us are 5’10’ and have a model figure right? As soon as I figured out how to wear them and what kind looked the best on me, I was in love and never looked back. So here are a few suggestions for those of you that have that same problem. I promise you, you’re going to want to read ahead…

If you are petite…

…empire waists are a do, because they give the illusion of height. Avoid large prints, they tend to engulf you and make you look even smaller. You can always throw on a cute heel or wedge to add height.

Mara Hoffman Corded Tank Maxi DressMara Hoffman Corded Tank Maxi Dress

If have wider hips…

…pick a dress where the bottom is a darker color than the top (colorblock). Try wearing a belt or a dress with a cinched waist to accentuate your small wait.

DKNY Colorblock Maxi Tank DressDKNY Colorblock Maxi Tank Dress

If you have an hourglass figure…

…try a fit and flar version of a maxi, with a cinched waist and a full skirt.

BCBG Constantine Pleated Maxi DressBCBG Constantine Pleated Maxi Dress

If you’re busty…

…look for a V-Neck dress, because they balance out your cleavage with your bottom half. Also, try for a thicker strap so your “friends” don’t look like they are tugging down and trying to get out.

ASOS Maxi Dress with Wrap FrontASOS Maxi Dress with Wrap Front

If you have an athletic build (muscular)…

…go for a fitted column shape, with or without sleeves. It makes you look super long and lean.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Stripe Maxi DressMichael Kors Stripe Maxi Dress

*my own tips with the help of Lucky Magazine

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