Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One of my favorite looks for Spring and Summer is the maxi - both in dress and skirt form. They are just so easy to throw on and go. They can be dressed up with a chic handbag and plenty of jewelry or dressed down with a bathing suit underneath to lounge by the pool. As a petite girl, I never wore a maxi until last year. It's true that shorter hemlines are more flattering when you don't have long legs. But actually, I find that as long as I choose one that is less flowy and more form fitting, I can absolutely get away with wearing more fabric on the bottom half of my body. The right maxi can create the illusion of length by drawing your eyes up and down.
I am on the hunt for a maxi skirt in a bright color, one that I can pair easily with just a plain tee. And I'm also on the look-out for a simple black maxi dress. Pretty jewelry to accessorize is required :)



Maxi Dresses






Maxi Skirts






Images courtesy of Google and Pinterest


Will you be wearing a maxi this season? How will you style it?

♥ Noelle



18 comments:

  1. I love maxis but do not own enough of them. Will be searching for more :)

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  2. Love the pictures you chose - especially Lauren's white dress with gold accents (greek goddess!) and Audrina's outfit.

    Personally I find maxi skirts harder to style than dresses, so I probably won't buy any myself.

    I've found my best maxi dresses at Old Navy - have even ordered a couple more for this year (they currently have 30% off everything in Canada).

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  3. I have been wanting to try on a maxi dress for a while. Retailers need to make more petite friendly maxi dresses :).

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    1. I agree! It would be nice if we didn't have to hem them! I've given up on that though. The leopard one I bought last year was hemmed about an inch.

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  4. LOVE maxi dresses and skirts...especially now! They make such a great statement piece! :)

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  5. love maxi's my summer uniform!

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  6. I love Lauren's maxi and I really like the look but I have yet to find one that isn't dragging on the floor (because I'm so short) or that totally swallows me up in fabric. Great photos!

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  7. I love Maxis!! I have 2 and I am always on the look out for more! I style mine more casually, I think they are great for a lazy day :)

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/

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  8. Believe it or not, I think these look bad on me because I am 5'10"

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  9. I love all of these! such great inspiration...I can't wait to wear my maxi skirts! www.casualglamorous.com

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  10. Such an easy style to wear...I prefer it as a skirt with a fitted t-shirt.

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  11. I think maxi dresses are so chic and relaxed but I'm wayyyy too short to wear them!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  12. Thanks for all your opinions girls :) I guess you either love them, or you don't! I think comfort is key. I try not to let my short stature inhibit me. Wear what you love is my motto <3

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  13. I love a great maxi dress. They are so effortless yet so chic. Unfortunately I am so short I cannot find one that fits me right.

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  14. I'm obsessed with maxis too!! I wore a different one every single day on vacation-they're so perfect.

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  15. definitely! especially love high-low maxi hemlines.

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