Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Black Maxi Dress - (Weekend Style)

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional Casual Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | Plus Size Fashion | Summer Fashion | OOTD | Black Maxi Dress - (Weekend Style)
Hi Ladies,
I love maxi dresses for summer, don't you?  They are so soft and easy to put on! If they are made out of cotton, then they keep you cool and can hide razor stubble if you forgot to shave. :) However, one problem I sometimes have with maxi dresses is that if they are a solid color, they can make you look blocky (i.e. like a big rectangle).
This isn't always a problem, because alot of petite and curvy people benefit from monochromatic dressing, because it makes them look taller. However, this look can also hide your waist. So, with this dress, I decided to add a belt to break things up. Play around with where you put the belt. Sometimes it looks good on your hips, sometimes it works at your waist and sometimes it looks better an inch or two below your chest. 
I've also tried maxi dresses with long pendant necklace and that can accomplish the same thing.  
What do you think? Any tips for how you style your maxis?


Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | Black Maxi Dress - (Weekend Style)

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | Black Maxi Dress - (Weekend Style)

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional Casual Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | Plus Size Fashion | Summer Fashion | OOTD | Black Maxi Dress - (Weekend Style)

Curvy, Petite Outfit Ideas | Professional and Casual-Chic Fashion and Style Inspiration | Black Maxi Dress - (Weekend Style)
HEELS:  SAM EDELMAN | NECKLACE: BANANA REPUBLIC (SIMILAR)
BELT: GAP (SIMILAR) | DRESS: OLD NAVY
PURSE: KATE SPADE (SIMILAR)
 

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11 comments:

  1. This is such a must have summer classic! I love your choice of handbag and accessories to create a truly "turning heads" look.
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  2. Love, love, love that hair. Summer ready in cute hair and a cute maxi!
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  3. That maxi looks amazing on you! I love the belt with it and that bag too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  4. So elegant! I love how you belted it! I have not given maxi dresses a try. I really need to because I love how easy breezy everyone looks in them.
    xo,cynthia

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    1. You should...I bet they'll look great on you!

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  5. A stunner in this black maxi! Gorgeous! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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