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Maxi Dress Mayhem- How to look like a Maxi Maven
While the Maxi dress is making a huge statement this summer, this can be a fashion trend that can go terribly wrong. If you’re a preggo like me, this flowy look can be a blessing, but what if your not expecting that bundle of joy , but once you slip on that new $149 Maxi Dress, please start looking at you with confusion, as if they want to say, “ So, when are you due?”
While many steer clear for fear of poor execusion, this is a fashion challenge that can easily be tackled. Simply answer this question, What type of body type are you?
Busty women, should opt for V-necks with a wider strap and a waist definition. V- necks are the best for big busts as it doesn’t constrict them and make them shapeless, wear a little tank underneath if you don’t want too much cleavage on display. The wide strap is to hide your bra strap and acts as extra hold. An accentuated waist will give your body a shape. Stay away from shapeless maxi’s as it’ll hang from your bust and make you look larger than you are.
Hour Glass Diva
I love the hour glass shape, and would show it off any chance I get. My sister’s picture should be in the fashion dictionary next to “HOURGLASS.” You can get away with most styles of maxi dresses especially the types that enhance your waist. Try out fitted razor back maxi’s dresses, layer it with a sweater and a cami for a comfort sporty look. If you want to look more lean and stray away form your curves, then choose a slight a-line over straight figure hugging styles.
The maxi dress is most forgiving for this body type, but it’s easy to accentuate your wide hips if you do it wrong. Remember to stay away from gathers, ruffles, pleats etc on the bottom half of your dress. Keep all the detailing to the top half. Stay away from strapless options as it’ll accentuate your small shoulders, the trick is to make shoulders look wider to balance out the hip. Maxi dresses with an empire line is perfect for this body shape.