Maxi dresses. How do I love thee? I love that I have a complete outfit straight out of my closet. I love that I can wear them on days I don’t have the energy to shave. I love that they feel like pajamas but look far more fashionable. And they really do look good on every shape if you know what you are doing. Here are a few of my favorites.
This is your most basic maxi dress and I think everyone should own something to this effect. You can add jewelry, scarves or a denim jacket to change the look. Really it can be worn 20 different ways if you get creative. I love this coral, but for the most versatility you may want to stick to black or heather grey.
I bought this dress last week at Old Navy. From the kids department. Don’t hate me. The fact is I am really short and I have a hard time finding maxi dresses that aren’t dragging on the ground. While a lot of stores carry petites online, they are hard to find in stores. And the reality of kids being a bit bigger these days means that often times the girl’s department has 14s and 16s that can fit a small adult. So if you are petite poke around with the kids. The best part is they often are cheaper than the adult dresses.
A lot of people think that plus sized ladies can’t wear stripes. This is the perfect example of a great way to wear stripes. When you are a curvy woman the temptation is to cover up your curves by wearing things baggy. The opposite is true. You need to wear things that are fitting and give your body shape. I would pair this dress with a wide belt. And the stripes going in all different directions are actually quite slimming.
I have yet to see this in person but I love the idea of this dress so much. It comes in several colors which seem to be out online, but rumor has it you can find it in the store. This dress can be a maxi dress with two different waistlines. A maxi skirt. Or a tea length skirt. Add in accessories and this just might be the only dress you need all summer.
5. Ruffled Maxi
If you are smaller chested maxi dresses can be harder to pull off. I find that they often highlight the fact that God didn’t particularly gift me in that area. Ruffles or detailing around the chest can help with that. Plus the wider top would make my waist look skinnier. So this is just a win all the way around.
Are you already a maxi fan? Or have I made a convert out of you?