Simple, stylish and super comfy, the maxi dress has happily made its way into our wardrobes. With the option to pair with cute ballet pumps or reach sky high in wonderful wedges, its versatility makes it a key item, whatever the weather. However, not everyone shares the love for going out maxi dresses. Petite gals may fear being swallowed up amongst the layers, while curvy figured ladies equally worry about adding inches to their figure. And not forgetting those who crave a figure hugging silhouette, which shows off their shape to perfection.
Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you and sussed out the ways to make going out maxi dresses work for your body shape and size. Check out our must-know stylish tips to instantly make your maxi your new soul mate.
Effortlessly make going out maxi dresses work for your body
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1. Flatter with a V-neckline
If you long to look longer, the V-neckline should be top of your list when choosing a maxi dress for a night out. This is because it cleverly works to elongate your frame. Another trick is to cinch in the waist thanks to the addition of a belt, which is bang on trend. Finally, if you’re 5ft 3 or under, choose a maxi skirt, with a flowing top. Tuck it in to highlight your waist which will instantly make you appear taller. These are the kinda style tricks we love!
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2. Find your perfect fit
While maxi dresses tend to offer layers of luscious fabric, the good news is that there are more fitted options out there. If you’re worried about overwhelming your figure, opt for a more tailored silhouette, which hits all the right places. Plus, if you love a little skin on show, strategically placed cut outs and sheer paneling are your BFF.
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3. Wrap it up thanks to luscious layers
You’d be forgiven for thinking maxi dresses are only for the beach. But the truth is that thanks to the art of layering, you really can wear your going out maxi dresses, whatever the weather. If you’re hitting the town, keep warm, and stay stylish, thanks to the addition of a jacket. Choose a cropped jacket, such as a stylish bomber, which hits just at the waist to avoid adding inches to your silhouette.
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4. Keep it simple
If you’re worried about overpowering your frame, it’s time to ditch the ruffles, layers and bold prints. Keep things simple to create an enviable slimming effect. Limit prints, or choose vertical stripes which are instantly flattering. Finally, add some height with the addition of killer heels and your going out maxi dress is ready to hit the town!
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5. Be supported
If you’ve been graced with a larger bust, make sure you give the girls tonnes of support. Choose a maxi dress with a V or scooped neckline, with wide straps for extra support. These will also work to cover your bra straps so you don’t need to worry about going strapless.
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6. Add accessories
Your #OOTN wouldn’t be complete without those finishing touches, so complete your look with some serious sass. If your going out maxi dress boasts a large print, opt for a smaller clutch to balance it out. If you have enviable curves, or an athletic figure, a simple belt will work wonders at highlighting your waist. Finally, up the ante with some bling. Choose a statement necklace, or drop earrings for a look that can do no wrong.
So now that you’ve fallen in love with going out maxi dresses, stock up and give our tried and tested tips a go, guaranteed to work for your body!