Women have generally associated long dresses with formal events, fancy occasions and black-tie parties, but elegant, cool and comfortable, maxi dresses are the perfect option for anything from running errands, to a night out in the city with the girls. Maxis can be the perfect route for any and everyone because they cater to a variety of body types and offer a flattering fit for a petite, tall or plus size woman.
The tricky part is finding out which type of maxi is right for you. Plus size women should stay clear of small prints and opt for either larger prints or solid darker colors, which will accentuate those beautiful curves rather than accentuate the negatives. Tall women, like myself, struggle in finding a maxi long enough to cut right to their ankles, but as you can see, this tall Fashionista looks great in a shorter maxi, and decides to show a little skin right around the ribs. Petite women should purchase a maxi that is form fitting and V-neck to show a little more skin, and to elongate their look. Petites can also pair this maxi look with a set of wedges, which will hide the extra height and put some extra strut in your step.
Perhaps the greatest thing about the maxi is that these amazing dresses can be worn year round. By simply accessorizing this dress with a pair of wedges or thong flip-flops in summer, and a leather or denim jacket in winter or fall, you have a look that can last you through all of the seasons of the year.
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