Finding the Perfect Maxi Dress
The bright sunny weather of summer is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for dresses. Maxi’s are comfy and beautiful, but sometimes it’s a struggle finding the perfect one that really flatters your body.
Here is some advice for all body types, particularly for petites and plus size women.
If you’re short, like me, you might be hesitant about trying on maxi dresses, because you’re pretty sure a maxi dress will make you look even shorter… Despite that, with some of these tips below, you can rock a maxi style.
Remember to pick a dress that’s no longer than your ankles. Anything longer can overwhelm your body, looking like you’re buried in your dress. Besides, it’s harder to walk with a long hem, unless you wear heals.
Pick a fitted dress over a loose one. A flowy maxi is elegant and stunning, but it can make you look wider than you really are. A fitted dress with a defined waist line is the most flattering for a petite body type.
V-neck lines are great for someone who is petite, since allows the eyes to draw attention to your upper body. On the other hand, strapless or spaghetti straps are less ideal, since it can make the upper body look wider, providing a short and boxy look.
Solid colors have a slimming effect, which makes a petite look taller. Don’t be afraid to try prints though! Tiny prints are preferable compared to larger options as to not overwhelm the frame.
Similar to petites, it’s better to wear fitted dresses over a flowy maxi dress. Maxi dresses with undefined lines can look shapeless so be sure to find a dress with a fitted or adjustable tie at the waist to define those beautiful curves.
Wide straps are recommended, since it flatters the body by making the width of your shoulders look narrower. Also, large straps can provide that extra support if you’re busty. However, try to avoid spaghetti straps, since a body frame tends to look squared without lines.
Again, solid colors are ideal for a maxi dress, since it has a slimming effect. Also, have some fun with bold prints! Bold prints draw the focus away from any imperfections and have an overall flattering affect on all body types.
Accessories are also great because you can mix up your basics and get more looks out of a smaller clothing collection! Having a statement neckless can focus the eyes on the upper body (just like V-necks or large straps). Adding a belt around your waist defines the body line, allowing you to show off the curves that you have.
Maxi dresses are now available in store and at luckybboutique.com
Come stope by and pick your favorite dress to wear on a bright sunny weather!