A few years ago maxi dresses were something special to talk about. Even though they’re old news to some, I have been loving them for years and still love them. How else can a women of any size, pregnant or not, wear the same stunning floor length dress to any day occasion and still look fabulous? Um yes, only in a maxi. Just because maxi dresses aren’t really on a fashioinistas radar anymore, I still like to promote a good maxi skirt. Too many times, I’ve heard petite women say they cannot wear floor-grazing skirts and dresses. This simply is not true. They most certainly can. In fact, a maxi skirt in the right color with the right cut can actually give one the appearance of looking taller. Skirts that skim the length of the body, will create a long vertical line making you look long, lean and glam.
When wearing a maxi skirt, just be sure to wear a fitted shirt, a tucked-in T-shirt and or a cropped jacket if it’s chilly outside. The point is to not drown in fabric. If the skirt is long, a fitted shirt will balance the volume. This also holds true for a cropped jacket. As far as shoes, a nice pair of wedges or heels will look great and will also elongate the look.
Photo – Bias Stripe Maxi Skirt, anntaylor.com
Shannon Lazovski is the CEO of SoGlam Media, editor and owner of glamorousmoms.com and detroitfashionnews.com, is a board of directors member for Fashion Group International Detroit. She is a blogger, fashion/beauty/image consultant and a social media professional. She loves to collect jewelry, handbags and heels (typically the higher the better) and cannot get enough when it comes to the subjects of beauty and fashion!