It’s summer in Georgia. How do I know? It’s hitting 90 degrees today, as it did yesterday. Though I love my state, I loathe summer. I run on the warmer side, so warmer weather never makes me feel better. One thing that makes it more bearable is dresses, specifically maxi dresses. In my opinion, a knit maxi dress is as comfortable as pjs. A very chic and crafty friend of mine mentioned on her IG today that she doesn’t care to wear a maxi because it doesn’t show off her curves. To some extent, I can see what she’s saying, but the long length, in addition to these few tips, can help make a maxi more slimming.
necklace: J.Crew (similar) chambray: J.Crew Factory dress: J.Crew (similar) flats: Madewell belt: J.Crew
First, excuse my hair and un-ironed shirt. I’m taking care of the hair tomorrow and I was running short on time and wanted to share this. Moving on…
These are all simple tips that transverse wardrobe options. The first way to make a maxi slimmer is to belt it, and not just where ever, but at the smallest part of your waist. The smaller the belt, the slimmer the impact. You can belt at the waist with a maxi skirt or dress.
Next option, tuck it in! If you’re wearing a maxi skirt, tuck in your top and wear it at the waist. Leaving the shirt untucked means where the shirt stops is where the eye stops and most hem lines run along larger portions of the body.
Third, wear heels with it. The taller you look the slimmer you look. Maxi length already adds height. Adding wedges or heels of some kind make you even taller and slimmer looking.
These three tips are things I always think of, but decided to share them because I realize not everyone grows up watching What Not To Wear.
What do you think of the maxi length? What tips do you have for making an outfit more slimming?
Linking up with Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels for the Trend Spin Linkup for Summer Dresses.