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5/7/13

Style Challenge- Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses have been a favorite of mine since I can remember. Mainly because I have "the figure for it." But I disagree! I personally prefer them because anyone can wear them AND look good in them! It's all about choosing the right maxi dress for you, whether you are short, tall, petite or plus...there is a maxi that's just right for you.
Maxi Dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA 
Maxi dresses are among the most versatile of garments, playing into more than one season and offered in many different styles and fabrics.  They can be dressed up as floor length evening wear or dressed down as a casual summer dress.  

Based on their cut and fabric, they tend to hang well on most figures and can be even more figure flattering when paired with the proper waist belt. I recommend something similar to the Cutout Waist Belt by BCBGMAXAZRIA or something skinny and ornate like the Link and Plate Detailed Waist Belt from ASOS.

When it comes to the shoes, I think this is where your better judgement must come into play. If you are tall, you might be able to get away with flip flops and flat for the casual look. If you are shorter, I recommend wedges. For a more demur look, high heels and strappy sandals are the best options.
Here are a few variations of maxis and how I styled them. ENJOY!
Seeing as how this also was a style challenge with my fav blogger gals, check out their maxi styles here!:




'Arianna' Ombre Maxi Skirt by Bri Seeley
Christie Dress by Linden CA
 The 'Christie' Maxi Dress by Linden CA is a daring cutout piece that will make you beach chic in no time! Available online now!
Christie Dress by Linden CA

'Arianna' Ombre Maxi Skirt by Bri Seeley
The 'Arianna' Ombre Maxi Skirt by Bri Seeley can be paired with a simple racerback and heels or wedges.  This item will be available on Zappos.com in a few weeks.

Karen Maxi Dress by Jules Los Angeles
The 'Karen' Maxi Dress by Jules Los Angeles is a great transition outfit from day to night. You will be cocktail ready with a change of belt, addition of heals and the thigh high slits.





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