OK, I know I promised this a while ago, so here it is!
We are smack dab in the middle of summer and the only thing you wanna do is be naked inside someone's A/C.... maybe that's just me. Anyway, we can't run around naked, so the next best, and stylish, thing is a maxi dress!
I am here, my lovelies, to give you a head's up on how to buy the right maxi dress for you! Thank Asos.com for having such an amazing collection at great prices!
For my bustly blessed sisters, v-neck and racer back maxis are the way to go! They show off the "girls" tastefully, and still offer support! Try not to rely on strapless too much unless you have an AWESOME strapless bra; otherwise, your "little women" will sit lower on your chest than you'd like, causing you to lose your waistline.
For my curvy fashionistas.... let me first say that society LOVES to tell us not to wear prints. To stick to solids and not be bold, simply play it safe. I say, fuck that! Wear your prints, bright and bold colors, and rock the SHIT out of a body conscious, hip huggin' maxi; HOWEVER, make sure you are putting your best foot forward when doing so. Did I lose you? OK, let me explain.
When you are going for a figure flaunting look, be sure to wear the proper under garments (Check out my guide to underwear here). Us big gals tend to have an little extra movement when walking, and Spanx are GREAT at smoothing out and slimming up. This is perfect for those drop waist, a-line maxi dresses you are dying to wear. Keep in mind that nice flowing maxis made in chiffon are also always a good look for us! Here are a few examples of awesome maxi dresses for the curvaceous!
For my vertically challenged ladies, hi-low maxis will make you look taller! With the hem cut in the front, you elongate your legs and create the illusion of being taller, even when wearing flats!
For my athletic ladies, the more feminine the better! Frills, lace, and chiffon soften the body and create curves!
If you are a little shy about showing your arms, no fear! There are still maxi dresses out for you! Look for angel sleeves that cinch at the waist. You are still creating curves while covering your arms.
Lastly, for my skinny misses, you could pretty much get away with anything, so GO ALL OUT! Don't be afraid to try sleeveless, printed, body conscious maxis!
I hope I was able to give you guys a little direction when heading to the mall or checking out Asos.com. If you are a combo of anything I've mentioned, be sure to incorporate both tips to help create a fabulous look! Summer is in full swing, so throw on your maxis, sip some sangria, and enjoy!
Stay Fab! <3