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To The Maxi: How To Wear It!

Posted on February 26 2013

Drop your hemlines, ladies! Floor grazing maxi skirts and dresses are having a moment right now. They are comfortable, easy, incredibly flattering, and down-to-earth (literally). Plus, the style is versatile and perfect for transitioning through the seasons. What's not to like?

When worn correctly, maxi skirts and dresses are as flattering as they are fashionable. However, playing with proportion can be tricky. With longer lengths, it's all about balance. To avoid being a fashion victim, follow these tips for maxi-friendly dressing...

  1. The sky's the limit. No matter your height (yes, I am talking to you, petite ladies) you can wear floor length dresses and skirts. That's why they invented heels.
  2. It's a balancing act. Keep the scale of the skirt in mind. Floor length skirts look lovely with tighter fitting tops (tucked in and/or belted at the natural waist). If the skirt is cut closer to the body, opt for a looser fitting top. Cropped jackets and sweaters also work well with floor length dresses and skirts. One of my favorite casual outfits is a simple maxi dress paired with a cropped denim jacket.
  3. Be bold! Fashion is all about taking risks, I've seen girls style their maxi skirts with slouchy sweaters, tied denim shirts, and simple tucked-in tees for an effortlessly unfussy yet chic look.
Excerpts from ~ Lauren Conrad

Betty has a light coral pleated maxi that's boho chic... Laurel's Coral Maxi Skirt. With gorgeous flowing chiffon and an adorable gold embroidered waistband, this maxi will take your look to the max this spring. We recommend pairing it up with Veda's Sunday Vest. To shop the style now, click here! 

Now it's time to get inspired. Here's a few styling suggestions...

We love how a white button up shirt is paired with a heavenly peach maxi at the end of this video



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