Long summer / maxi dresses are long, feminine and super-comfy! A summery maxi dress is simply a joy to wear during summer because the fabric is light and makes you feel like a goddess. Wear one for a trendy fashion statement, or if you feel like disguising your curves, unshaved or sunburnt legs without sacrificing your sense of style.
How to Wear a Maxi Dress
Secure the basics
Buy at least one or two long summer dresses that you can easily mix and match to create different looks. Versatile colors are solid-colored black, dark brown and white. Wear them to the beach, park and even semi-formal occasions!
A belt is a long dress' best friend.
Many maxi dresses tend to be voluminous so if it's too loose and boxy-looking, wrap a stylish belt around at your waist. A belt will definitely "trendize" the look.
If you're petite
Less fabric is the best choice for your frame, so you might want to try to stick to close-fitted long dresses with a nipped shape around the waist to avoid dragging your frame down. Look for fitted tops and make sure it is in proportion wth your body. Try sticking to straight to slightly flared hemlines to create a flattering line on your body figure. You can also have it hemmed at your local tailor or alter it yourself!
If you're a plus-size
Don't attempt to hide your curves with layers and volume. It will only make you look boxy and bigger. Instead, look for dresses with a little bit of shape around the waist, giving your frame a nice proportional and leaner look. Also go for v-necks and bigger prints to slim down your shape. Go for a straight or flared hemline as it will balance out your frame.
Don't be afraid to experiment with new colors and prints
Colors such as green, blue, red, yellow, pink, stripes, dots, floral prints, etc. It's usually wide, horizontal prints and block colors that can make you look huge, besides, some print and color adds an interesting pop to your style
Long summer dresses look best with strappy gladiator sandals both tall and flat. Wedges and peepholes also look good with them.