When I think of summer staples that every girl should have in her wardrobe, dresses are the first thing that comes to my mind. They can be found in various styles, from casual to formal, as well as from mini, midi to maxi ones. You can never be wrong with wearing a short, mini dress, but if you do wish to make a statement during the summer days, you should try to wear a maxi dress. With their floor-sweeping silhouettes, they are not only chic and stylish, but also flattering on all body types!
Though the maxi dress seems easy breezy, sometimes it can be a bit of a headache to style. Especially with such a variety to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find one perfect just for you. However, in order to achieve this effortless yet glamorous look, you must stick by a few fashion rules to rocking this fashionable summer piece!
First, for prints the general rule is to wear prints that are scaled to your body size. That means if you are a full-figured, maxi dress with larger scale prints will typically work best and complement your frame. If you’re a petite lady maxi dress with smaller prints will suit you best and will not overwhelm your stature. However, in general long vertical prints are perfection for elongating and slimming down any body figure.
The second key to effortlessly styling your maxi dress is adding versatility. You want dresses that are easy to mix and match and can be worn for various occasions. You can never go wrong with a dress in a solid neutral color (black, brown, grey, white, navy blue) as they go with absolutely anything and are super easy to dress up or down.
Third, add definition. Some maxi dresses can be really loose-fitting making you look boxy or like you’re wearing a tent. An easy fix to this issue is to add definition at your waist, this can be done by tying on a belt, scarf, or ribbon at the waist or even throwing on a lightweight jacket that’s nipped.
Lastly, choose the right shoes. A flip-flop or sandal is perfect for a beach vacation, while a wedge will give you a little added height and style for brunch with the girls or a casual date. For a night out you can even pair high heels with a more elegant maxi dress.