The Best Maxi Dress for your Body Shape

Maxi dresses are the perfect summer staple and should feature in every wardrobe.  They are the perfect cover up, easy to throw on and great to hide wobbly tummies or legs that haven't seen sunlight in months.  Maxi dresses are really versatile as they can be worn day and night.  No holiday suitcase should be without one!  Maxi dresses are ideal as they suit every bodyshape but here are some tips to make sure that you get the best style to maximise your assets...

Printed Bardot Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress
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Photography by Sammy Baxter www.sammybaxter.co.uk

The key to getting the perfect fitting maxi dress is that you do not want to end up looking like you are wearing a sack!  In order to accentuate your figure it is important to make the most of the best elements of your body shape.

Maxi Dresses for Pear Shapes

Pear shapes (like myself) with larger legs and bottom but with a small bust should opt for styles that draw the eye to the top half of the body, diverting from the larger bottom half.  Bardot styles like this Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress are ideal as the attention is focused on the bare shoulders and the detail hides a smaller bust.  The simple tie waist on this maxi dress helps to accentuate the waist, creating curves for a more feminine silhouette.  The frill sleeve also covers up the tops of the arms which is an area that many of us ladies prefer to hide.

Maxi Dresses for Larger Busts

If you have a larger bust when choosing a maxi dress it is crucial that you opt for a figure hugging style as going for an option that does not give a cinched in silhouette may make you look larger than you actually are.  Go-to styles for girls with a large bust are wrap maxi dresses and ones that highlight the waist to create an hourglass figure.  Maxi dress styles to avoid if you have a larger bust are those with ruffles or pleats as these will add fullness to existing curves.  If you feel more comfortable wearing a bra then opt for styles with thicker straps that do not dig into the shoulders and a higher neckline will avoid showing too much cleavage.

Maxi Dresses for Curvy Figures

If you are blessed with a curvy figure when choosing a maxi dress it is important to accentuate your waist and choose a style that skims your silhouette but is not too clingy.  Maxi dress styles that cinch in the waist are ideal for a curvy body shape.  Large bold prints are more flattering and aim for thick straps or strapless rather than thin straps.



 Frill Sleeve Bardot Maxi Dress

 Bardot Frill Sleeve Maxi Dress


The most important thing to remember when choosing the best maxi dress for you is that you feel comfortable and confident.  Maxi dresses are an easy way to experiment with colour and print, giving variety and effortless style to your summer wardrobe.

Love Laura xx

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