Maxi dresses can easily overwhelm a smaller stature. If you’re petite, keep these pointers in mind to pull off the summery style.
- Keep an eye on the hem. It should just brush the top of your feet–you don’t want it to drag or pool on the ground or the dress will just look too big. Comfortable wedges are a great way to add a little height.
- Stick with solids in a shade that flatter your skin tone; they help create a streamlined, slim, and elongating look –prints do just the opposite.
- Look for cuts that are fitted around the waist, or try adding a belt. Tent styles and empire waists swallow the silhouette of your body, rather than showing it off.
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