Have heart ladies. Just because the warmer weather is here, you don’t have to be anxious about wearing warmer-weather clothes; like shorts for instance. If exposing those luscious gams isn’t your thing, the maxi dress is a lovely alternative. The chic style of the maxi dress is here again for another round of sensational and it’s perfect for your plus-size shape.
There isn’t a dress store in Wichita that doesn’t have some of the most beautiful maxi dresses to add to your wardrobe. There are bright solid colors and color blocking dresses if you want a simple burst of color. The flowered, geometric and paisley prints out there give off an edgy boho look. Look for the beautiful crocheted backs on some of these prints to add to that retro look.
There are oodles of materials to choose from too. Depending on the occasion, a maxi dress can work well for a barbeque or a baseball game or you can glam it up a bit for a night of dinner and dancing. The rayon blends tend to work better for dressier occasions while the polyester/cotton blends are great for a cool, casual look. Many of the styles will have just a touch of spandex or Lycra™ so that larger busts and tummies don’t feel or look squeezed. And the best thing about maxis is that you can wear a pair of Spanx™ underneath, and not worry about that irritating chub-rub (irritation from your thighs rubbing together after a long period of time). Spanx™ will smooth out the way the material hangs over your bum and keep you comfy without leaving a visible panty line.
Choosing a maxi dress for your shape is very important. Wearing a large, loose fitting dress with gobs of material will only defeat your purpose by making you look larger. When you choose a maxi dress, look for a fit that easily clings to your hips so that it moves with you, rather than something too tight that reveals every nook and cranny of your fanny. The goal here is a well–cut line that fits your body type.
There are many strap styles to choose from too. Avoid strapless or spaghetti straps if you do not want to accentuate larger arms. Wider straps or a halter strap will complement your upper body better. Even over one shoulder strap will give you a divine, slimming line. The wrap around style, long, convertible dress is an absolutely versatile idea giving you multiple options to wear your maxi dress. Watch the video with Monif C as she demonstrates this amazing concept of style.
In addition to selecting the strap style, try to also choose a V-neck style. This will elongate your silhouette. Depending on how low the plunge might go, a touch of cleavage is pretty and feminine as long as you aren’t spilling out.
When choosing a print, don’t go too wild. Less is more. But don’t be afraid to wear some beautiful patterned designs. You can always go with neutral shades and add just the right kind of accessories to make the look fabulous. Stay away from larger prints as they can make big, beautiful divas larger than they really are.
Finally, add some wedges, espadrilles or sassy sandals along with fun bangles and baubles and you’ve got one of the best classic summer looks.
You’re mojo will be at its maximum in your maxi!