Say goodbye to skinny jeans and mini skirts (literally), and embrace the spirit of Maxis. Maxi skirts/gowns as we all know, are not only one of the most comfortable, flattering and forgiving items of clothing to wear, but they are also surprisingly versatile too. They are easy to add layer on and hide layers under, making them a must have piece for either fall or spring months where some days are super chilly and are still warmed by the summer sun.
If you love African print or Ankara you will lust over African prints maxi skirts/gowns. You can style them in many ways, with a tee, tank, blouse, layering and simple or statement accessories. Whether you are dressing up fancy or a little funky, or for work the Maxi would do you justice.
The plethora of street styles stars who wear them is a clear indication that they are a surefire way to stand out. To ensure that you are styling maxi wear in the most flattering way possible, read on and take note of the fashionable ways you can nail your maxi this fall.
How To Style Your Maxi Skirt or Gown
1. SIMPLE PRINT
If your maxi consists of too much flowy material, giant patterns or even unnecessary ruffles, it’s time to toss. The secret to obtaining a slimming effect from a maxi wear is keeping it simple. Keep the print of your maxi small or vertical.
2. DEFINE THE WAIST
Voluminous wears need to be balanced with a defined waistline. Find the dress or skirt that cinches in at the smallest part of your waist, if you are curvy or if you have an athletic figure. You can also add a belt to give it a nice look. If you are pear shaped, an empire waist will put the focus on your smaller top half.
3. EXTRA SUPPORT
Women with larger busts should stick to V-neck or scooped necklines, as well as make sure that the straps are large enough to completely conceal bra straps (for extra support). Smaller chested women have the option of wearing higher necklines, smaller strap or going strapless.
4. FOOTWEAR STATEMENT
Maxi can be easily dressed down yes,but to keep it sophisticated and have fun with your maxi by adding a designer heel or wedge that really make your entire look pop.
Maxi makes a statement on their own,but to give it another touch keep it simple with your accessories. If you are going for the V-shaped neckline you don’t necessarily need a neckchain/costume just a pair of earrings will place the magical touch. And if you are settling for an high neckline you can add a chuncky necklace for a bold statement and a very tiny earrings. Excessive jeweleries will overpower your frame and draw eyes on many part of your body,so keep it simple and rock your maxi well this fall.