Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to Maximize Your Maxi Dress!

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.

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Exclusive Grecian Maxi Dress Image 1 of Vero Moda Racer Back Maxi Dress

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!

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Maxi Dress With Tie Back In Floral Print Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Exclusive Salon Maxi Dress With Deep Embellished Cuff

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Rainbow Maxi Dress With Necklace Trim   Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Maxi Dress In Animal Print

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!

Image 1 of ASOS Midi Sundress With High Low Hem And Strap Detail Image 1 of River Island Color Block Maxi Beach Dress

For my athletic ladies, the more feminine the better! Frills, lace, and chiffon soften the body and create curves!

Image 1 of ASOS Summer Dress With Ruched Up Hem In Ditsy Print Image 1 of River Island Lace Maxi Dress

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.

Image 4 of ASOS Maxi Dress In Vintage Floral Print With 70's Sleeve  Image 4 of ASOS Maxi Dress With T-Shirt Sleeve.

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!

Image 1 of Joyrich Comic Adventure Maxi Dress Image 1 of ASOS Baroque Animal Tube Maxi Dress

Image 1 of Religion Pattern Olsen Maxi Dress Image 1 of Mara Hoffman Luau Print Maxi Dress

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


  1. what bra would you recommend that is racer back style?

    1. This is where having a multiway bra REALLY comes in handy! Most strapless bras can be worn multiway, as you can place the straps in different places. For bustier gals, wearing your multiway in the racer back position also helps lift the girls and help your posture! For the smaller girls, you can find a good one in most department stores. For the plus size girls, I recommend Lane Bryant's line of underwear. They make an amazing multiway that really gives support!