Style Question: Can not-so-skinny women who are 5'6 and under wear these new maxi dresses?
The answer is, "Yes, you can!".
- If you are worried about looking short or "not-so-skinny", opt for a maxi dress that is well cut, floor length, and sits closely to your body.
- It's easy to look like you are wearing a "tent" with a maxi dress, so try to find one that has a waist - or empire style. The empire style will minimize the belly and elongate your torso.
- If you are a chesty person - opt for a v-neck neckline - this will help remove some of the bulk in this area - and streamline your figure.
- If you want to add height wear wedged sandles.
This season the maxi dresses are all about the patterns, the lace, and the details. Sure, you can get away with a solid colour - and yes, this would be an easier choice, but the florals, tie-dyes, and prints are more fun and bright for this Spring/Summer.
Try on many styles - you will find one that is right for your body & shape. There are many options to choose from - and in all different price ranges.
The maxi-dresses above are from:
3. Free People
4. Old Navy
5. Top Shop