How To Select Your Perfect Maxi Dress

Yet another favourite item of mine. A long dress.
Not only do they come in very handy, they’re also great for when I refuse to wear high heels but want to be presentable. Like the day I took the train to Paris and went backstage with M.A.C Cosmetics for the shows – check here.
Maybe the only downside is that they usually don’t come cheap. But then again, it’s a 2-in-1 garment that combines a top and a skirt, so well worth the splurge.

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Knowing which shape is best for you will save you a bundle of time in stores and fitting rooms. So let me guide you through some facts;

♥♥♥ Is your waist your biggest asset? Or are you a petite? Then make sure your waistline is defined and opt for a light maxi-dress..

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Wearing a AG dress, COS trench and Saint Laurent sneakers with a Delvaux bag and sunglasses by Tom Ford.

♥♥♥  If you’ve got a bit of belly, then you will want to go for more of an empire silhouette and choose a stronger fabric and not silk as this reveals every detail.

♥♥♥  Or are you tall and more of a sporty type? Then you might want a lower waist or a straight cut like the dress I am wearing.
♥♥♥  The length of the dress, hemlines vary from above-the-ankle to floor-length, depends on your personal taste and your figure. If you want to play it safe, choose the latter. Wearing high heels under a long maxi dress is fine for going to a gala but preferably they are worn with flats like sneakers, sandals, boots, ballerina’s.
To be completely in line with fashion, you’ll want to go for a 70’s vibe and shorter hemline, but be aware of the fact that you will create the impression of having shorter legs. A split in your dress showing more leg does the trick just as matching it with heels (booties, sandals or any shoe that goes up to the ankle).

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Pictures by Sofie De Pauw.

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