Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Maxi-mum Style

In contrast to the mini dresses which were all the rage last year, maxi dresses have taken over the runways this year. In case you don't know, a maxi dress is, as the name implies, the exact opposite of a mini dress. These beautiful, ankle length dresses are the perfect items to end the spring and kick off the summer with. Be warned though, these dresses aren't easy for every body type to pull off. If you are petite, like me, then you might find this trend a bit difficult to wear. However, if you are tall like Paris Hilton or Kate Moss, then you shouldn't have too many problems wearing these dresses. I found a few maxi dresses online that I think all you girls will appreciate, no matter what height you are.

Floral Maxi Dress, $28.99, available in sizes S and M, charlotterusse.com

Floral Paisley Maxi Dress, $32.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Emily Maxi Dress, $29.99, available in sizes 1/2-11/12, delias.com

Gabriella Dress, $49.50, available in sizes extra small-extra large, delias.com

Raven Tube Dress, $49.50, available in sizes extra small-extra large, delias.com

Maxi Halter Dress, $36.00, shown in green; also available in purple and black, sizes X-Small-Medium (green and purple only available in Medium), forever21.com

Long Maxi Dress, $17.99, shown in fuschia; also available in black, sizes S-L, mandee.com

Olivia Knit Maxi Solid Bottom, $34.00, shown in brown; also available in black, sizes S-L, mandee.com

Selina Voile Maxi Brown Kaleidescope, $34.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Selina Voile Maxi Dress, $34.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Smock Print Tube Maxi, $34.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Smock Tube Maxi, $34.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Long Bra Tube Dress, $35.00, shown in midnight navy; also available in cherry, white, and black, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Smocked Maxi Dress, $29.99, available in sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Maxi Dress in Organic Cotton, $21.99, available in sizes XS-L, victoriassecret.com

Maxi Halter Dress, $27.50, shown in vent teal; also available in coco, sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Crochet Trim Maxi Dress, $27.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Tiered Maxi Dress, $21.50, shown in varsity red; also available in black, sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

I hope you've enjoyed all of these gorgeous maxi dresses that I've posted here, even if you're vertically challenged like I am. If anyone has any suggestions on how us shorter girls can pull off the maxi dress, let me know. Email me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or send me a message on myspace and I will be sure to inform the rest of my readers. One suggestion I do have is to wear high heels with this type of dress. This will give you more height and keep the dress from dragging too much. It also might help to choose a dress that is fitted as opposed to flowing so that you don't appear to be lost in the dress. I hope these tips I've provided will help you out a little, and I hope all you girls can find a maxi dress to suit your body type no matter what it is!

9 comments:

Manga Dork said...

I LOVE all those dresses they are totally my style!!

Tara said...

Hi Manga Dork! Thank you for commenting again. I'm glad you liked the dresses I posted. I love the penguin in your picture, btw. It's so cute!

dibsy said...

THOSE DRESSES ARE AWESOME! To bad they cost so much money... The economy is just out to ruin our fun...

Tara said...

Hi Dibsy! Thank you for reading and commenting. Sorry about the dresses being on the pricey side. Normally, I try to feature affordable items in this blog; but unfortunately these gorgeous dresses don't come cheap!

dibsy said...

OK! Anyways, i want to thank you for updating my AnimeAsk! I won't be updating for a while since i'm going to camp, but I'll hope to update it as soon as I can!

Tara said...

No problem. Thank you for the comments on my blog as well. Have fun at camp!

.sienna. said...

I gots several dresses like those shown^^

Great fashion taste~

Tara said...

Thank you, Sienna! Your dresses sound pretty. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Olive said...

All these are gorgeous dresses!! Specialty printed maxi dresses are very nice!!