Get the romantic look with a maxi dress
Is there anything more summery than a full-length dress? Floaty and romantic, maxis were made for frolicking in fields or swanning around on the beach – ideally with a gorgeous partner by your side! Even if you're not lucky enough to have the perfect backdrop for your maxi, you can still look amazing. Even better, these easy-to-wear dresses have recently experienced a fashion revolution. These days, the maxi isn't just for your summer holidays. You can wear long dresses all year round, and still look chic and elegant every day.
Maxi dresses for every body type
If you've got a rectangular figure, then you can try long dresses without shaping or waist detail. These pillar styles will look great on you! Triangle shapes, with wide shoulders, should try a long, tiered skirt. The gradually widening layers will help to balance out your figure, so you'll look more proportionate. Hourglass or pear-shaped girls should avoid shapeless dresses at all costs. Make sure you wear a belt with your maxi or find one that has a defined waist detail. If not, you run the risk of the dreaded muumuu style! Tall? Maxis were made for you. Feel free to choose one with a big, bold print, as your height can handle it. Finally, if you're short, don't believe the hype – you can definitely wear a maxi. Choose one with a long side slit, or go for a high-low hem. By flashing a bit of leg, you'll be able to avoid looking like you're drowning in fabric.
How to rock long dresses all year long
Yes, it's true – you can wear your maxi dresses in the winter months. You'll need to style them in an edgier way to get rid of the summery associations. First, this means adding a jacket. For the office, you can pop a classic blazer on over the top of a maxi dress. This instantly dresses it up, making it work-suitable, and is also a great way of adding definition to your figure. Want an edgier look for casual days? Try a floaty maxi with a leather jacket on top. This mixture of hard and soft is a great way to bring a touch of toughness to your daily style. It's a classic festival inspired, rock chick look that works well at any time of year.