I have this maxi dress and it sort of freaks me out how much fabric there is, because I can’t just stand around all day in only one pattern, it kills me! So how do you break up the mass of a maxi dress, even one with a subtle heather grey knit? Why, add some layers!
- Wear a fitted, cropped or waist-length cardigan over your dress if it’s also fitted, that way you will show your body off and not create too much added volume.
- If you have a more light-weight flowing maxi dress, try wearing the opposite layered on top. Think chunky, nubbly knits, velvet, or even leather.
- To add another print, select something in the same color family. I chose grey leopard, but you could also do a little polka dot, floral, or lace-textured print. If you’re brave, go for some color if you’re dress is neutral.
- If you still want another pop of something colorful, add a scarf, a bag, or some bright jewelry.
Maxidresses are a little intimidating to me, so as I discover more and exciting ways to style them, I will fill you all in!
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November 14, 2011