Maxi dresses can often be thought of as a Summer style staple, but this year the floor length dress is taking the colder days by storm and moving into Autumn and Winter.
Winter maxi dresses will be your fashion go to this season. Not only are they full length, covering every lump and bump in an ever so stylish way, they are also warm and comfortable; what more could you want?
With so many to choose from in the shops at the minute, there has never been a better time to shop this wearable trend. The versatility of the maxi dress will mean you can wear it all year round, making your hard earned money go a lot further.
Below are some styling tips to get the most out of your maxi.
There are so many options when it comes to layering, you could wear your maxi dress differently all week.
While it is still cool, team it with a denim shirt or jacket and some flat pumps or converse.
For those cooler nights you could layer it up over the top of a fine knit jumper, or throw a chunky cardigan over the top. Add some tights and ankle boots for extra heat.
Hats, scarves, jewellery, belts…the list goes on. There are endless opportunities to style your maxi dress differently and make it appropriate, whatever the occasion.
For a casual look, why not layer it over a long sleeve t-shirt, some trainers and a chunky knit scarf.
For work wear, team it with a blouse, a waist cinching belt and a pair of sophisticated earrings.
To take you from day to night, why not throw over a fur coat, a fedora hat and an ankle boot.
The world really is your oyster with this one.
PATTERNS AND PRINTS
Be careful with patterns and prints. As an optical illusion, large floral prints make you look bigger than you are. So if you are conscious of a large stomach or bigger hips, a large print in this area wouldn’t be a good idea. A small, intricate print can be more flattering.
Although in the same way, it can add curves and shape to an otherwise athletic figure.
As there is a lot of material, a maxi dress can sometimes drown someone who is shorter in height. Combat this with a smaller print, and add a heeled boot that will show underneath the dress.
I know most people will just associate maxi dresses with Summer time, so I hope this post gave you a little inspiration and you get more out of your wardrobe.
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