Maxi dresses are no longer a trend but a perennial staple, and contrary to what people think, the maxi suits all shapes and sizes, not just the tall and willowy types. The long has been resurrected from the 70s, and fits in perfectly with the 70s-themed fashion that is so popular in women’s fashion at the moment.
The best trait of the maxi dress is that it’s effortless – slip it on, and look instantly stylish, no effort required. They are flattering and forgiving, and will cover up any lumps or bumps you don’t want to show.
You shouldn’t be put off wearing a maxi if you have a petite frame – they look effortless and chic on all shapes and heights, if you are under 5’5 it’s worth teaming your maxi with clothing that will give you the illusion of height. For example, you could pair your maxi dress with a cropped jacket and chunky heels to lengthen a petite frame.
It’s best way to keep away from overly floaty styles and maxis with large prints, as these can overwhelm a small frame (no one wants to look like they’re wearing a tent). A low-cut v-neck will makes the upper half of your body look longer so you might want to search for a maxi that will create length on both halves. If you have a larger bust opt for an empire waist to accentuate your curves.