Maxi dresses can be the most versatile item in your wardrobe in spring and summer. They're cool and comfortable without being too revealing and they come in a rainbow of colors. You can dress them up or down and they can frame statement jewelry and set off fabulous handbags. The key to choosing a maxi dress is knowing your body type and dressing accordingly
If you're plus-size, pick a maxi dress that skims your body to avoid looking too boxy. If you need straps, choose thicker ones that can accommodate a bra. Go for larger prints and a V-neck to elongate your body.
If you're petite, avoid having too much fabric that will make you look smaller. Choose an empire waist to give the dress some structure. Stick to smaller prints; larger ones may overwhelm your small frame.
Wear heels or wedges to avoid a frumpy look.
Cinch in your waist with a belt, if the dress has too much volume.
Wear chunky jewelry and carry an oversized bag to maximize the look. Miniature jewelry or bags don't match well with the free-from style of the maxi.
Wear a single-color dress to create a sleek and smooth look. Skip the patterns and bold prints of the maxi dress altogether with a bold color for spring. Top color choices include aqua, blue, purple, yellow and even bright red.
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