Try these sure-fired tips to get the most out of your maxi this summer…
Maxi dresses are a fun alternative to playsuits, shorts and skirts when the temperatures start to soar. Now if you’re like me – a lover of all things maxi – then try out these tips…
Tip 1: Maxis are meant to be a relaxed, effortless style – simply slip it on and go kind of thing so when you’re accessorising think low wedges, small block heels or flats. Stacks of bangles or a wooden bracelet continue the boho babe feel.
Tip 2: When the sun goes down however, it’s a different story…amp up the glamour in block high heels, barely there sandals and sparkling accessories.
Tip 3: A little layering is key to completing your look. Par your image down with a denim jacket or take your style up a notch with a tailored jacket.
This Hilfiger Denim denim jacket creates a laid back, picnic in the park appeal when placed over the Ginja or Frederique Hilfiger Denim floral print maxi dresses, while the same dresses can be amped up for lunch with the girls by layering with a structured blazer – try the Hilfiger Denim Vondra blazer.
Tip 4: Add shape in a second with a trusty belt – the thinner the better I say to keep the focus on your print or style of dress. Alternatively you can just buy a maxi with a drawstring waist and enhance those curves of yours instantly.
This Love Label maxi comes with a drawstring waist and will cinch you in creating a gorgeous silhouette. The playful palm print and pleats add a flirty edge to your cool and casual summer pick.
Tip 5: Draw attention away from your bum with an empire line maxi – great for pear shapes, another little trick to draw attention away from your derriere upwards is to go for spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline that show off your trim upper half.
This Definitions tropical print maxi dress not only comes in a jersey-like fabric for a great draping effect, but also has an empire line and delicate straps making it the perfect pick for girls with slightly more junk in the trunk shall we say? Oh and the colour-popping print is a bonus!
Oh and one last tip…if you’re maxi is slightly too long with flats then simply tie a knot in the hem for easy, breezy off-duty styling (it makes walking a lot easier with no tripping over and no need to hold your dress when going upstairs)!
Love Laura x