TO THE MAX - HOW TO WEAR A MAXI DRESS

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All summer long I've been obsessed with this flowy maxi dress and with summer coming to a close in a few weeks (I know!  I can hardly believe it myself!) I am taking every opportunity to wear it while I can.






Being on the petite side I generally stay away from loose billowing styles like this one, so to help keep it from swallowing up your shape there a few things you can do.  The great part is that these tips will work for any body type.

1. Combine it with something that has a bit more structure.  I chose this jean jacket which adds to the casual vibe but just adds a little bit of shape.
2. Wear heels.  Although in general I do tend to prefer maxis with flats heels always help extend the lines of the dress.  Long lines mean you appear taller and taller helps you look slimmer. In keeping the casual vibe again I went with a chunky tan wedge.
3. Add a belt.  I felt that the jacket and heels were enough in this situation but anytime you feel overwhelmed by loose clothing a belt will always do the trick to help emphasize your shape again.






At the end of the day though, regardless of the "rules, sometimes you just have to wear what you love, and the details on this dress really drew me in.  The square neckline, the cut-out back, and that gorgeous print! It's so different than anything else I have the rule I follow above all else when comes to fashion is to wear what you love and you'll never go wrong!

Thanks so much for reading!

Shoes and Purse: Coach
Bracelet: Banana Republic
Watch: Michael Kors

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4 comments

  1. Gorgeous! You look lovely dear!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll be sad when it's too cold to wear:(

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  2. thanks for your help! I suppose I can wear heels with such a dress, am I right?

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  3. Maxi dresses can be perfectly combined with many different things and look very stylish.

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