Maxi dresses are making a return this summer.. I know many people think they're too short to pull off wearing one, but I promise you ANYONE can wear it. It's all about the length! If you're a tall girl, then obviously you won't need to alter it as most maxi dresses are cut for the leggy girls. If you're on the shorter side, like I am, then you have to alter the dress. I cut mine so that it flows to the top of my feet. You don't want to be dragging that skirt behind you! If you feel like that length makes you appear shorter, then trim the length even more so it ends at your ankles. It's all about experimenting!
This is my first maxi dress ever, so I thought I'd keep it simple and purchase a plain black one. It has a tight banded top, and the bottom flows out from just underneath the chest area. There are two pockets, which I find quite convenient. I would suggest a non-patterned maxi dress to those first-time buyers out there. You can experiment with how to accessorize and wear it, and once you get the hang of it, you can go maxi-crazy.
The first, and most easiest, way to wear a maxi is to BLING THE HELL OUT OF IT! Layer on those necklaces, pile on those rings.. You should jingle when you walk! I hardly wear more than two kinds of jewelry, and here's how I would separate them. Notice my horrendous tan lines? Anyone know a good spray-tanning place in Toronto? I am in dire need.. :(
Who says you have to wear a maxi dress as a maxi? If you're going from a beach to a night out on the town kind of look, it's sooo simple to convert your dress. All I did was grab the hem in the front and tuck it into the tight, banded part. I threw the belt on over top to disguise the slight bulge it made. I left the back hem because I like the 'tail' look. Obviously, if you're not a fan, then tuck the hem in all the way around and it makes a cute bubble skirt. I didn't think to do a side view, sorry :(.
This is definitely gypsy-inspired. I've never been a fan of full-length skirts either, but I like the way this outfit flows! All I did was pull the tight band down to my waist and folded it so it was low on my hips. I belted it to hide the tag that was showing at the back. This is a great way to show a bit of skin without being too revealing, and also a creative way to utilize a cropped top.
Hope this was inspiring and helpful to those of you who were asking about how to wear a maxi. Anyone else have a creative way to wear the maxi? I'd love to hear about it, :).
PS, I like the new template options :D