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Saturday, May 19, 2012

To the Max

       Up until now I have avoided the maxi thinking that I am too short for the style (I'm 5'4 on a good day).  But the trend  translated well from season to season.  So I thought, if you can't beat them, join them!  The term "maxi" refers to the length of the dress or skirt, usually skimming the tops of your toes.  Wearing a maxi dress or skirt feels free and sexy while still covered up.

         Having embraced the style, it is versatile and complimentary of a wide variety of figures. If you have pretty shoulders and arms, but are concerned with your mid-section, the maxi is a smart choice.  Maxi dresses also look good on boyish figures.  The flowy bottom adds a feminine curve.  This style is an opportunity to play with proportion.  When you wear something long and flowing on the bottom, make sure your top is more closely fitted to create balance.  Blazers and jean jackets look great on top of maxi skirts with a tucked in tank. This season maxis can be found at every different price-point as from casual to formal.  And they are not just for tall people!

The Look for Less:

Banana Republic Maxi Skirt 
Printed silk, $98.

Old Navy Rope-Belted Maxi- Dress

J. Crew Kimono Maxi Dress

LnA Black Cotton Maxi-Dress
Bluefly, $154. $78.

Hive & Honey Chevron Stripe Maxi Skirt
Piperlime, $49.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE maxi dresses! You picked some beautiful ones! I saw some at TJMaxx- but these are better!