Here you’ll find fashion advice and styling tricks to help you look your best in a maxi dress – from how to select the right dress style for your body figure to how to accessorize a long dress.



It’s all in how you wear it, ‘hon

Many women associate long dresses with dressy, formal occasions. However it’s all changing now – and it has become acceptable and stylish to wear a maxi dress without hurting your fashion repertoire. A long dress is elegant, comfy and chic!

However, to look stylish in longer hems without projecting any signs of frumpiness, is solely dependent on how you style it. You also need to work extra on selecting the right style for your body figure, scale and height.

With the right accessories, you can go from sleek and classy to trendy and chic.

Fit and snug

Most long garments don’t harmonize that well with a short stature and can really swamp you up, making you look shorter. But the trick here is to select a style that is well-cut – that means choose a full-length dress that sits snugly to your body figure – especially around the hips and thighs. And not least, around your waist (or below the bust).

Elongate your body figure with a V-neck

The point with a V-neck is that it shows more skin – which means you’ll look taller and leaner. The V-shaped neckline also attracts the eye and make it go up and down – creating a streamlined silhouette.

This trick applies to Pear body shapes even though they’re advised to visually widen their shoulders and chest. That’s because a long dress is already long and you need to balance out the proportions – especially if you’re short.

Add heels

For some extra height, wear pumps, wedges (espadrilles with this type of dress is my fave!) or high heeled sandals. More on what shoes to wear with maxi dresses, further down this page.