Maxi dresses have long been sashaying down the runway and have quickly made their way into Women’s wardrobes, becoming a key staple piece. Originally geared towards the boho babe beach look, designers have been playing around with our favourite floor length flowing dress, to bring us on-point maxis for every occasion. The maxi dress evening look has never been more on-trend.
But with so many options available, it can be tricky to find one which is perfect for your body shape. So before you start the quest to find your dream dress, check out our top tips to help you find the dress that sensationally suits your silhouette.
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Finding the maxi dress evening look for your figure
Must-have maxi dresses for curvy gals
Curvy gals, it’s time to embrace those killer curves thanks to perfect fitting maxi dresses. To really show off your hourglass silhouette, stay ahead of the curve with a flattering maxi. Choose a dress which is naturally cinched at the waist, or gathered in, thanks to a belt. Show off your enviable Marilyn Monroe shape with a fit and flare look. And so that the eye is naturally drawn to your smallest part, avoid choosing a dress with too many details. Finally, for those maxi dress evening vibes, add height with platform heels and you’re ready to hit the town in style.
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Maxis which won’t overwhelm your petite figure
Hey short stuff! Think maxi dresses are only for those with supermodel height? Think again! If the allure of the maxi dress is calling, but you’re worried about overwhelming your figure, don’t panic. With a few carefully considered tips, it’s easy to rock the maxi dress evening look. Choose a maxi with a high waistline and deep V-neckline to add the illusion of length. And to avoid being lost in layers, opt for a dress with a more fitted silhouette. When it comes to colours, make your choice carefully. Dark neutrals and skin coloured tones will work wonders in elongating your frame. Remember, the best things come in small packages so show off that maxi to the max.
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Show off your pair shape to perfection
Pear shaped silhouettes are characterised by a curvy bottom half of the body. When it comes to that maxi dress evening look, it’s all about carefully skimming those curves and balancing out your frame. If your body type falls into this category, maxi dresses are your BFF, working well to highlight or hide what you wish. To draw attention to your upper half, choose a dress with delicate detailing or carefully cut out features. Alternatively, maxis with contrasting colours on the top and bottom half will make the hips look slimmer.
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Maxi dresses for boyish babes
If your figure is athletic the maxi dress night time look is made for you! For those who long to look leaner, choose column-style maxi dresses. Or, to show off those toned arms and shoulders choose simple spaghetti straps or strapless dresses. No doubt you’ve worked hard on those abs so get them out, thanks to peek-a-boo cut outs in all the right places. Take that boyish frame and add some girlie vibes to it.
When it comes to the maxi dress evening look, endless styles, shapes and silhouettes mean that ANY body shape can totally nail this for a selfie-worthy #OOTN look.