As much as I love a midi, I am so pleased the maxi length dress has returned!
The maxi length dress is such a flattering look, and just as long as you can get it right for your height and body shape pretty much every woman looks fabulous in it. What I particularly love is the versatility it can bring to your hard-working wardrobe; giving you flexibility with footwear, jackets and using them for various different occasions just by changing the accessories.
The maxi length can be daunting for some, but I feel you can’t get it wrong as long as the length is correct, it should be as close as you can get it to your ankle bone, you’ll be absolutely fine!
MY STYLE TIPS FOR THE MAXI LENGTH DRESS
- I want to start by saying a maxi dress has a different vibe to it than a maxi length skirt – a skirt can give off a real boho casual style, so in some ways is not as versatile
- You can recreate this boho casual look with a maxi length dress, simply by adding an oversized knitted jumper teamed with cowboy boots or trainers
- If you are petite and cannot get the right length, you need to invest in tailoring
- If your body line is longer on the top half and shorter on the bottom half, then I would select a dress, like this Kaleidoscope Print Scarf Dress that I am wearing above where you can tie the waist a little higher than your natural waist giving the illusion of longer legs
- Creating an illusion of a longer leg is the best affect – so if you naturally have long legs then you can easily wear trainers with this look, if not then add as much heel as you can walk in and allow the skirt length to give the illusion for you
- Think about the size of a print – you are wearing a lot of material with a maxi length dress, so the size of the pattern needs to be in proportion to your body shape; so if you are petite avoiding drowning in an oversize print and vice versa if you have a larger scale body, you need a larger print
- Add a pop of colour – boots are great because you will only be showing some of your boots and no flesh, it’s a fun way to accessorise without much effort (you can see how I have used red in my boots to pull out the red in the pattern)
This blog contains both gifted and possibly affiliate links as I am an AWIN member . By clicking on the links in this post I will have the potential to earn commission on purchases. You will not be charged for this and will only pay the RRP. The Kaleidoscope Print Scarf Dress was gifted as part of AW19 but it not part of the affiliate programme.
SIX OF MY FAVOURITES YOU CAN GET RIGHT NOW
Kaleidoscope Print Scarf Dress – £49 (Gifted)
ASOS – Glamorous plunge front maxi dress in wild floral – £45 (Affiliate)
All the photos of Lizzi in this post were taken by Sarah Rider