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Maximise your Maxi Dress

Longer hems don’t have to mean formal ball gowns. Maxi dresses can be casual, easy to wear, stylish and comfortable, while still being chic and elegant. The boho trend is perfect for pear shapes as it disguises larger hips and thighs. If your legs are your problem area, flash the flesh up top and flatter your legs with a maxi. For maximum style team your maxi with a gladiator sandal. An empire style line is ideal for drawing attention to the smallest part of the body, the waist, and making you appear thinner. Adding a belt would also achieve a thinner appearance, again emphasising the waistline. Petite? Avoid being drowned in fabric as this will make you appear shorter. frockadvisor suggest that our pint-sized readers opt for a more fitted maxi. Maxi cuts that skim over the lower body will create a clean silhouette. Petite style icons should style their maxi with open toed sandals or wedges to add to add height.


Fran & Jane

maxi Own the look in this colourful, bold print maxi from Fran & Jane. The cap sleeve is ideal for those who don’t dare to bare their arms in Summer. The V-neck adds a flash of flesh, which in turn elongates the body, a great tip for our petite trendsetters.

Wear We Wander

Festival season is fast approaching and what better way to embrace it than with this maxi dress from Wear We Wander. The backless, halter neck waves goodbye to dodgy tan lines. While the floral print skirt adds a pop of colour to brighten the maxi up and make it Summer appropriate.

Guna Nua

maxi Guna Nua’s more formal approach to the maxi is perfect for a summer event or wedding. With a wrap around style that would leave even Diane Von Furstenberg foaming at the mouth, frockadvisor gives Guna Nua serious style points for the delicate applique shoulder detail. The delicate detailing and V-neckline enhance the femininity of the dress.  

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