Nothing epitomizes summery chic than a flowing feminine maxi dress. This floor-skimming dress is a key piece to add to a summer wardrobe. Team with some metallic Roman gladiator flats or bejeweled sandals or embellished wedges.
In contrast to Summer 2009’s body-con dresses the maxi is fresh, relaxed and cool — providing great coverage but maximum comfort on a hot summer day or balmy evening. Casual daywear oozes a barefoot hippie vibe whilst dreamy dresses in pretty prints and longer-lengths make them glamorous enough for eveningwear. Maxis are easy to layer with cropped-cardigans and semi-fitted jackets, although shy away from anything too tailored to keep the look fresh and relaxed.
A very on-trend way of wearing a maxi is to team it with pieces that dumb-down the feminine edge. Flat gladiator sandals or platformed wedges will toughen-up the look or throw over an up-to-the-minute safari-style jacket.
Maxi Dresses to Suit Your Body Shape
A good quality fabric in a cut that is in proportion to your body shape can be very flattering. Due to their voluminous qualities a, from big butts and large stomachs to chunky legs and thighs. However, the trick is to avoid looking as if that is the purpose of wearing one!
Being swamped by a maxi dress is not a good look as it will give the impression of being larger. Conversely, the dress should skim curves rather than cling, it should not be too tight.