April 25, 2011

To the MAXX!!!

I am really hooked on this look!! Maxi dresses are where it's at for summer and better yet, they never really go out of style. Yes ladies, the maxi dress is one of those classic items that you must have in your wardrobe. Feel like you are too petite for this look? Just put on some really high heel sandals and you will be good to go! It may take a little shopping around to find the right maxi dress for your body type though. Well endowed ladies may be apt to look prego and if your not prego then you don't want to look it. If this is your case, then look for a maxi dress with less ruffles at the bust line. A nicely fitted bodice will be more slimming for you than the baby doll look. See some examples below for ladies that have a larger bust:
{Clockwise starting at top left: ALICE by Temperley, French Connection, Reiss}

Notice how they all are v neck and they don't start getting full until the waist line? A great style for ladies who have a little more than others on top;)

Now here are some of my absolute faves that can be worn by ladies who are smaller on top like myself:
{I adore this one below by D & G  Dolce and Gabbana almost as much as life itself!}

{Top from left to right: Bird by Juicy Couture, Paul & Joe
Bottom: Leaves of Grass}

And like I said, if you are petite just put on a really high heel sandal like this one by Tory Burch below:
If you are petite you may want to avoid any extra layers of ruffles such as this one below worn by the gorgeous model Daria Werbowy  that I just so happen to be DYING over!!!!

Just look at how Nicole Richie rocks the maxi dress. I would consider her petite.
{Petite ladies, notice her heels.}

1 comment:

The Short Girl said...

I love maxi dresses! But I'm short so it's hard to find a maxi dress that isn't too long. Great post!!

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