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Why maxi dresses are the perfect evening wear

01 MARCH 2012

Maxi dresses are suitable for women of all shapes and sizes, rounding this versatile dress as an absolute must have to any female wardrobe.

The maxi dress originated from the 1970s, which proves fashion is constantly returning back to styles from the past. They are an effortless addition to the wardrobe that enables women to look stylish in seconds.

Maxi dresses are so popular with women as they provide a flattering fit. They are fitted on the top half of the body and then gradually flow and cascade down to the floor.

Maxi dresses are ideal for the summer months and for warm holidays. However, with the typical nature of British weather remaining unpredictable, a maxi dress looks perfect with a trendy denim jacket or cardigan, should the weather turn a little chilly.

 

 

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There are so many different designs and patterns to suit all tastes. There are a number of maxi dresses that are simply one colour whilst some are of tribal designs and floral patterns. Therefore, whether your evening occasion is formal or casual, there is a maxi dress to suit.

Maxi dresses can suit women of all sizes, which is a huge plus, however there are plenty of variations to the maxi dress so it is important when shopping for your dress that you find one that is going to harmonise your figure.

For shorter women, it is important to buy a maxi dress that has been cut and designed well. Therefore, choosing a maxi dress that fits your body figure snugly will enhance your body shape, especially if it is a close fit around the thighs and hips.

Another trick for smaller ladies is to find a maxi dress that has a V-neck. This shape will elongate your body to make you appear taller and slimmer. The V-neck style reveals more skin encouraging a streamlined silhouette. A V-neck designed maxi dress will also complement women who are pear shaped, as the V-neck helps balance out the proportions of the body.

Perhaps the most obvious tip for shorter women when wearing a maxi, particularly in the evenings, is to add a pair of heels. Although the dress flows down to the feet and the shoes are unlikely to be seen, the added height will create a taller and more slender vision.

In terms of what details and patterns are likely to compliment a petite figure, colours such as black, green, dark plums and chocolate browns can all add to a taller illusion.

Large patterns are not going to do any favours for women in maxi dresses. The size of the print should reflect the size of the body frame. Therefore, shorter women should choose small to medium sized patterns when shopping for the perfect maxi dress.

Many people assume a maxi dress is for super tall and super skinny, but that is certainly not the case. You only have to look at some of the smaller celebrities to see it is just as easy for smaller women to pull off this fashion must have. Comfortable, effortless and versatile this dress can be worn for all occasions.
 

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