by clare

Q: I’m 5’1″ and really love maxi dresses, but haven’t found one that looks good on me. Should I just give up?

A: No way! Look for a maxi dress with some interest- i.e. a waistline, v-neck, or asymmetrical hem. This will help to break up the “one big blob” look that so many maxi dresses unfortunately embody. Or, add a belt, vest or scarf to create interest. Maxi dresses aren’t just for tall, skinny people! They’re actually very handy in hiding “problem areas”.

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The belt adds dimension and style!

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I’m 5’3″ and this maxi dress gave me height and curves. At MODA Boutique.

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A black leather vest breaks up this print to complete the look and keep it flattering.