MAXI DRESSES FOR ALL BODY SHAPES
Maxi Dresses come in all shapes and sizes. They are extremely comfortable to wear. A lot of maxi dresses are made of stretchable fabric, which makes them especially comfortable as they adapt to your body shape. Maxi dresses are just very long dresses. The length helps to elongate your figure, no matter what shape it is, therefore Maxi Dresses are Instant Slimmers! Who wouldn't like that?! Here is what to look for when buying one:
- Fabric composition - Is it stretchable? Just a nice hugging on the right parts...It doesn't have to be tight!
- Pattern - Is it a vertical lined pattern? e.g. Are the flowers forming vertical lines?
- Length - Will I use it with flat sandals? or heels? I recommend Maxi Dresses with flat sandals. It should cover your feet when standing up, people should not be able to see your shoes, unless you are walking!
- Color - Is this color flattering to me? If you pick a one color only dress, like the black or blue below, the slimming effect will be increased.
Take a look at some examples below:
- Apple or Round body shapes would look great this Summer on this Maxi Dress. The black vertical central line helps to elongate the silhouette and the horizontal line in the middle helps to create a waist. This maxi dress is elegant with a black and white pattern of both smooth and straight lines. High contrast personal coloring, such as dark hair and light skin, or dark skin and light eyes, would look amazing with this type of contrast.
- This plain blue from top to bottom maxi dress has amazing drape, and would be ideal for any body shape, but specially so for rectangular body shapes, as it gathers at the waist and ties itself with a frontal knot.
- I personally love this floral Maxi Dress. It has a beautiful back, and the size of the print is perfect to complement an average height! Remember if you are below 5' 4" or 1.64 meters, try not to wear big sized floral prints, as they will make you appear shorter!
- This Maxi Dress in two shades of orange (orange-pink and orange-yellow) is great on warm skin tones, and ideal for rectangular body shapes as it follows your natural silhouette, and conceals the natural waist with an A line upper half.
- This black Grecian Style Maxi Dress is perfect for pear or triangular body shapes. The boat neck neckline helps to balance the upper with the lower body creating width at shoulder level.
Got any Maxi Dresses you especially like and want to share? Any more tips? Please share!