The Best Maxi Dress for your Body Shape
|Printed Bardot Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress|
Photography by Sammy Baxter www.sammybaxter.co.uk
Maxi Dresses for Pear Shapes
Pear shapes (like myself) with larger legs and bottom but with a small bust should opt for styles that draw the eye to the top half of the body, diverting from the larger bottom half. Bardot styles like this Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress are ideal as the attention is focused on the bare shoulders and the detail hides a smaller bust. The simple tie waist on this maxi dress helps to accentuate the waist, creating curves for a more feminine silhouette. The frill sleeve also covers up the tops of the arms which is an area that many of us ladies prefer to hide.
Maxi Dresses for Larger Busts
If you have a larger bust when choosing a maxi dress it is crucial that you opt for a figure hugging style as going for an option that does not give a cinched in silhouette may make you look larger than you actually are. Go-to styles for girls with a large bust are wrap maxi dresses and ones that highlight the waist to create an hourglass figure. Maxi dress styles to avoid if you have a larger bust are those with ruffles or pleats as these will add fullness to existing curves. If you feel more comfortable wearing a bra then opt for styles with thicker straps that do not dig into the shoulders and a higher neckline will avoid showing too much cleavage.
Maxi Dresses for Curvy Figures
If you are blessed with a curvy figure when choosing a maxi dress it is important to accentuate your waist and choose a style that skims your silhouette but is not too clingy. Maxi dress styles that cinch in the waist are ideal for a curvy body shape. Large bold prints are more flattering and aim for thick straps or strapless rather than thin straps.
The most important thing to remember when choosing the best maxi dress for you is that you feel comfortable and confident. Maxi dresses are an easy way to experiment with colour and print, giving variety and effortless style to your summer wardrobe.
Love Laura xx