How to Pick a Maxi Dress for Any Shape | STACIE RAYE

How to Pick a Maxi Dress for Any Shape



I love the way that Maxi dresses look...on other people!  My short stature has made me afraid that pulling of this look would be too difficult.  Which got me thinking, what style maxi dress would look best on my body type?  After researching a few articles, I came up with a list of the top tips that I thought I'd share with you all.




Petite

Pick a High Waistline Maxi Dress and avoid large prints that would overwhelm your size.




Apple

This is where I fit in.  Eye catching prints will help slim the tummy area.  I don't know about you but slimming my tummy is a plus!


Busty

Definitely pick a V Neck dress to balance out your top half. 




Plus Size

Look for wide straps or cap sleeves in a V Neck style.  Avoid clingy fabrics, but not too loose. Don't be afraid to show off your curves.





Boyish


Look for a Maxi that has a gather at the waist or belt to create the illusion of curves. Or, rock a fitted dress.





Pear

Empire Waist Maxi Dresses will accentuate your slim part while flowing over your bottom half.






Hourglass

Well, lucky you! You can wear just about anything.  Fit and flare type dresses look great on you.


What Maxi dress would look best on you?

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20 comments

  1. Print to hide tummy and v-neck to balance the girls... :-)

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  2. thanks for sharing this. I'm a pear shape. I didn't know you were short.

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    1. Yeah girl, I'm 5'3" and 1/2. (Gotta put the half in there lol).

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  3. What if you fit in multiple categories? lol Boyish and apple

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    1. I'm a combo too. I think you just look for a combination of the recommended dress.

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  4. I can't get enough of maxi dresses. I was literally counting down until it was time. LOL!

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  5. I love my maxi dresses and there are so many styles to choose from. #BLMGirls

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  6. I never really thought about all the different silhouettes of a maxi dress. I'm definitely shaped like a surfboard, as my sister says haha so I have to stick to the curve-creating shapes.

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  7. I love maxi dresses even though they are sometimes a bit too long - I'm only 5'2. These tips are great! Hopefully, I can find the perfect fit!

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  8. I love maxi dresses! I'm an hourglass and definitely love a fitted/ fit and flare silhouette.

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  9. Nothing is more comfortable than a maxi dress. I love solids and prints. I love one that makes the girls sit up.

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  10. I really need some maxi dresses for the summer. I'm more an apple /racerback maxi dress.

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  11. I love maxi dress for their elegance. However, I cannot go strapless or braless ever so I have to make sure the dress has thick straps.

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  12. These are all such great tips and dresses! I am always scared to get a maxi dress because I am so short. Yet, a bit of hemming can most often work things out perfectly.

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  13. The hourglass one is perfect! I love the color of it!

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  14. I think I am an hourglass. I need to go stock up on more maxi dresses soon!

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  15. Francesca MurrayJune 5, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    That's a great tip for petite girls, to wear a high waist. I tend to avoid maxi's because I feel like they drown me out!

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