If maxi dresses are popular for one more season, I’ll rethink my magazine subscriptions. Ok, I’m kidding, but really, when are these going to go out of style? They should have never gained popularity in the first place!
Seriously, what are people thinking? Maxi dresses are neither cute not flattering. They look like frumpy, oversized, shapeless pieces of fabric. Oh wait, they are.
Sure, you can accessorize them with a belt or bangles, but people will be too busy wondering why you’re wearing a dress that drags on the floor and makes your bottom half look larger than it is. Tell me, ladies, how many of us want that?
I recently opened my issue of Glamour for this month and I saw Nicole Richie and Rashida Jones looking larger than their petite frame should look, thanks to large print maxi dresses. Later, I checked my email and opened a message from a trendy retail store advertising $15 maxi dresses. Ew.
I wouldn’t be so opposed to maxi dresses if they were flattering at all. Look at the minidress: if you got great gams, show ‘em off! With a maxi dress, women are just hiding their bodies. Ladies, believe me, you can buy more flattering pieces of clothing. Know your body shape and fit your clothes to that and you’ll look thinner. If you don’t believe me, ask Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear-they’ll back me up.
Forget the maxi dresses this summer and wear something fun! They’ll go out of style soon enough but until then, find clothes that work for your body. Try a breezy summer skirt that skims the knee or a flouncy floral top (my personal favorite this summer). And of course, shoes can always be a fabulous way to deliver a punch of color to an outfit.
Whatever you do, stay away from oversized fabric! Your body wants to take in the sunshine (don’t forget your sunscreen) after the long and chilly winter months. Forget the ankle grazing maxi dresses and let your legs shine!
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