To The Max

Fall is just around the corner but the maxi dress is the perfect day to evening look for hot August tempatures and summer travel.  This dress type has become the new elegant, comfy, and chic summer dress for every body type.   Here are some style tips for how to look fabulous in the this perfect daytime summer dress.

  1.  Go casual and fun with your shoes depending on the occasion.  The best part about the maxi dress is you can pair it with flip flops, scrappy sandals, low-heeled platforms, wedges, or an espadrille.  Accessorize with Earth tones and natural elements to give your look polished but effortless at the same time.  Cork, straw, or woven handbags are perfect with a maxi dress.
  2. Layer a maxi dress with a jacket or a belt.  The right dress can even be work appropriate with a blazer, statement necklace and a mule.

Outfit: Dress Canopy Blue | Sam Edelman Sandals | Stella & Dot Accessories & Handbag

Photography: Susan Stockman Portrait

3. Know the best maxi dress for your body type.

Hour Glass Body Type: Cap Sleeves Covers Bra Straps and belt at smallest waistline to accentuate your best assets.  Revolve & Nordstrom


Rectangular/Boyish Body Type: Draw string waist, color blocking, and horizontal strips add curve to your waistline.  Nordstrom



Triangle Body Shape: Spaghetti straps to how more shoulder and empire waist to draw attention up. Nordstrom

Petite Sizes: Smaller prints that stretch vertically to create length; high/low to provide proportion; snug fit;  v-neck/halter to elongate your figure & add heeled shoe for height.




Plus Sizes:  Wear v-neck to compliment upper body and vertical lines/pleating to create lean lines. Choose larger prints and or dark neutral colors.