Sunday, August 4, 2013

Make the Most of Your Maxi

LENGTH
Short stature:
Try wearing heels to make the dress shorter and to make you appear taller. Another option is to use a chunky belt; use this to cut off some length by tucking the extra fabric!

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Tall stature:
Stick to flats or sandals. Also, it's okay for the dress to hit at or above your ankles; it doesn't have to touch the floor! Or get a larger size but use a belt to still accentuate your waist.

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SHAPE
Curvy:
Don't let maxi dresses intimidate you! There are MANY styles that ONLY work with curves; you just have to look for the right ones! But, to make it easy, just add a belt around your waist so that the dress flatters your body and doesn't just hang.

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Thin:
Fake curves by wearing a flowy maxi dress with different textures. The way it moves while you walk will easily give the appearance of a sexy and curvy figure.

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Petite:
Easily elongate your legs by going with the hi-low style! Business in the front and party in the back, anyone? This look can look fun and carefree or sexy and sophisticated.

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EASY EXTRA: When shopping for a maxi, remember to check for flattery on the two most important places-- your stomach and butt!
 
ACCESSORIZE
Wear your maxi year-round by adding a sweater, jacket, blazer or vest.





Original Photos, Left to Right: 
Blushing Boulevard
Delightful Deets 
Stylelista Confessions

 



 
Get double the wear when you turn a your dress into a maxi skirt by adding a shirt! So cute!!





Original Photos, Left to Right:
Fizz & Frosting 
Extra Petite



There's no better accessory than a simple scarf... and so many ways to wear one!




Original Photos, Left to Right:
Dash Dot Dotty
Skimbaco Lifestyle


 


Take your maxi to the beach and boardwalk by adding a super cute and trendy hat to really make you stand out from the crowd!

Original Photos, Left to Right:
ASM Magazine
FarmHouseUrban


 




Be sure to add a flashy necklace to dress things up for a special occasion or night out.



Original Photos, Left to Right:
Hope's 
The Dandy Lion Boutique
Fashion to Live






MY FAVORITE PLACES FOR AFFORDABLE MAXIS:
Charlotte Russe
Kmart
Francesca's
Tiel Boutique
Hope's 
The Dandy Lion Boutique

STYLE INSPIRATION BY:
Fashion to Live
ASM Magazine
FarmHouseUrban
Dash Dot Dotty
Skimbaco Lifestyle
Fizz & Frosting 
Extra Petite
Blushing Boulevard
Delightful Deets 
Stylelista Confessions