I love a maxi dress, there's something about the fabric swishing and billowing in the summer breeze. When I pop one on it's love, hook, line and sinker. I don't care that my arms are out loud and proud, I am just loving the vibe that a maxi dress gives me. A summer maxi dress has me dreaming of summer barbeques, a long cool drink and chillin to summer tunes.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A MAXI DRESS
-choose a v neck or even off the shoulder to give the illusion of height
-block colours are easy to work with
-but… print or embroidery allows your personality to shine
-keep the length long. Have your hem graze your ankle or toe line, this gives the illusion of height
-have a seamstress on speed dial. You may need to bring the dress in a little or shorten the straps. An inexpensive alteration can pay off big time
-speaking of straps look for adjustable or tie straps, for a more customised look
-tuck, tie or twist your maxi to create multiple looks
- if you are going to wear heels, then add a wedge heel for height, don't forget the pedicure
- a summer slide or sandal gives a relaxed vibe to a maxi dress, again don't forget the pedi :-)
-use a belt to create shape, match the width of your belt to your proportions
-sling your belt low on the hips or around your waist
-a jacket can visually lengthen or shorten your torso. Team a denim jacket or vest with your maxi for a classic casual look.
I hope these tips help you to find your confidence in one