June 8, 2009

Maxi Dresses for Maximum Impact

Happy Monday!

Since the weather is finally cooperating and summer dresses are flying off the shelves everywhere, I wanted to offer up a quick post on maxi dresses. I used to think that vertically challenged ladies couldn't rock a maxi, but I have since changed my mind.

Here are my maxi dress rules:

1) If you are petite, take it easy with the prints and billowy skirts. You'll likely look like the dress ate you for breakfast.

2) If you are busty, make sure your top has thicker straps or is halter based. If you have a large bust and you sport a maxi with thin straps and flowy fabric, people may think your ego is preggo.

3) If you are curvy, maxi dresses are great, as long as they don't attach themselves to your hips/thighs. Although maxis can hide just about anything, they will also show every lump and bump if it's too fitted.

4) If you are tall, make sure the dress is long enough, as in no more than two inches off the ground. You don't want to look like you're watching for a flood.

Here are a few maxis for your Monday enjoyment! I particularly love the orange, ruffle T-bags maxi. And at $157 at net-a-porter, that lovely is a steal.

Maxi Dresses

Maxi Dresses by Coley's Closet Cravings featuring Forever21

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