maxi dresses

Hello Lovelies!

Maxi dress shopping can be so fun, but it can also be agonizing. ( Ok, maybe that was a little bit melodramatic ) But the truth is, not all maxi dresses are created equal and they don’t all look good on every body type. So, without further ado, lets begin.

1 | Do consider the length.

One thing I see a lot of is unequal lengths in maxi dresses. Some come down to the floor, while other barely make it to your ankles. when buying a maxi, determine what kind of occasion you will be wearing it for. If it’s fancy, you may want to wear heels, so buy a dress with a hemline that touches the floor when your standing in your bare feet. If its for casual wear, then buy one that comes down to touch the top of your feet at least. Anything shorter and it looks like you accidentally shrank it in the dryer.


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2 | Don’t buy the wrong size.

I’ve seen this so many times. Maxi dresses are already going to make you look very long, but if the dress is to big, or in some cases too small, it’s going to make you look disproportionate. Try to buy the size that fits you comfortably.

3 | Do think of layering.

Maxi dresses are perfect for transitioning from spring to summer to fall to winter. Think of how the dress will look paired with something over top of it. If it helps, try on outerwear in the dressing room. A fertile dress is a thrifty buy.


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maxi dresses maxi dresses

4 | Do pick the right neckline.

Let’s face it. Some people look fabulous is strapless, while other look much better with a v-neck neckline. Find whichever one works best for you and stick with it universally.

5 | Don’t be afraid to accessorize.

Making a piece your own with your own accessories is very fulfilling to me. It makes me feel like the piece is now truly mine and not still an item on a store shelf.


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I hope these were helpful. If you have any questions or would like to add anything, please comment below! I would love to hear your suggestions.

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  • Great tips! That pleated maxi dress is lovely on you too 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Lovely dress!
    I am visiting your blog today from the link up party from http://www.themodestmomblog.com.

  • Lanae Bond

    It is very important to get the right size when buying a maxi dress or skirt! I love your dress by the way!

  • fashionistamomma

    Great tips for shopping for a maxi dress. Your dress is super cute. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Abby Castro

    I agree with all of these tips, esp the part about the neckline. That is one thing that I am very particular about when it comes to buying maxi dresses. There are some necklines that are flattering and there are others that make your shoulders look too broad. It is important to know what neckline works for your body type to make shopping easier.

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  • Great advice! Maxis are so versatile but I’ve seen so many other women challenged with getting the right length or the right neckline (myself included!). Great tips!

  • Deborah Flora

    This dress is so pretty and looks lovely on you! And I adore the hat!

  • Nicole Miller

    That dress is beautiful! I would say to avoid closed-toe shoes with a maxi – maybe some people can pull it off, but I’m not one of them 🙂


  • PuckerUpStyle

    You are gorgeous and loved all your tips! Thank you so much for linking up with us and we hope you continue to! xo

  • Happinessatmidlife

    What a pretty maxi dress, I love how you styled it.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!



  • I’m petite so it’s hard to find maxi dresses that I don’t have to hem. Bohoo.com is a great place to find petite dresses for 5’3″ and under 🙂

  • What great tips! I struggle with finding Maxi dresses that work – perhaps some accessorizing would help! Featuring your post tonight as part of Thursday Favorite Things!

    • Thank you so much for featuring me! I apologize for not responding to this sooner. I’ve been really slack with checking my emails. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • This maxi is gorgeous! I love the ombre effect on the skirt