Thursday, May 16, 2013

No Maxi Dresses for Me

While this dress is beautiful, it wasn't me

I spent some time shopping yesterday. It’s one of my favorite things and I found a really cute shirt on the clearance rack for only seven dollars. After some quick alterations, I moved some of the bling on the flaps of the pockets, it went from cute to super cute. I was so happy with my find that I decided I would try on some dresses. I’ve always liked the look of a maxi dress when I see it on other woman. Unfortunately, it’s not for me.


I tried on a beautiful maxi dress with a floral pattern that had a watercolor wash. The fabric was silky and the colors were soft and subtle. It had a nice defined waistline and a faux wrap style that is usually flattering on me. At first I thought it was the size that made it look odd so I went one size down, nope that wasn’t it, the dress just didn’t look good on me.


This is probably more me...
I discovered that my best feature is my legs. Without my legs I look squat, stumpy and just downright short. Just to let you know, I’m not short and with heels I can be quite tall. This was quite the bummer as it is a look that I wanted to own. Since it isn’t flattering there will be no maxi dresses in my closet or in my future. I guess I’ll have to find something else this summer, maybe a sundress.


The trick with any look is to figure out what your best feature is and highlight it. If you have great arms go sleeveless. If you have a small waist you can wear a brightly colored belt. If you have great legs, go with short skirts, shorts or leggings, never hide your light under a bushel. You’ll probably be much happier with the results if you’re showing off your favorite feature and isn’t that what it’s all about?
Or maybe a silk tunic with a little bling on the collar instead


  1. Sadly...the maxi dress doesn't work well for me either. I love that look and it is so comfortable, but I end up looking pregnant. So, fine for around the house, but not for out in public.

  2. I know what you mean, same problem.