How to choose maxi dresses that works for you

Posted by SharonEvans on May 20th, 2013

 The year 2013 is rumored to be the year for maxi dresses. The trend is making yet another comeback in the fashion world, and it’s coming back with a vengeance. All you have to do is walk down the street, or stroll around in your area’s shopping center, and you will see all of the trendiest shops highlighting maxi dresses for the spring-summer 2013 season. But, not all maxi dresses are made the same—what are you to do if you want to be in line with this season’s fashion trends, but are having trouble finding your dream maxi dress, with a cut, fabric and print that will work perfectly for your distinct body shape and size? The best places to find the most variety of maxi dresses are dress boutiques online—they offer hundreds, and even thousands of different models, so you’re bound to find something to your taste. Read this article to know what factors to keep in mind, to ensure you’ll love the dress you purchased as much when it’s delivered and you try it on, as you did while browsing dress boutiques online.

When shopping for clothes in dress boutiques online, one of the very few disadvantages is that you can’t try on the dress you’re looking at, to see how it fits and compliments your body. You have to rely on the measurements and the sizing charts provided by dress boutiques online to intuit if you’re getting the right size, but the best online boutiques offer international sizing charts for each item, so no matter where you’re from, you’ll still know how to translate the size of the dress you’re looking at into the system you’re used to. Some dress boutiques online do offer what’s called a 360° dressing room, wherein you can upload a full body picture of yourself, and use that to try on the store’s items virtually, to see how they fit.

When shopping for maxi dresses, pay close attention to the cut on each item you’re interested in. Pay particular attention to the cut on the bust, and also to the cut on the waist of the dress. If you’re looking for a babydoll maxi dress, the waist cut and stitching won’t be a problem, but if you’re looking for a maxi dress with a waistline and you have a long torso, you’ll have to be more careful in selecting an item, to make sure it will fit your particular body shape. The same thing goes if you’re larger in the bust. You should pay attention to the stitching around the bust area—if the material doesn’t reach high enough, you might have to deal with some slippage, which is never pleasant. A maxi dress can flatter and hide unattractive features, but if you’re not careful when choosing it can also accentuate the very things you’re trying to hide. Similarly, pay attention when choosing dresses with patterns – a pattern that’s too small and busy can make you appear larger, and in any case, stay clear of horizontal stripes.

Maxi dresses can be flattering to any body shape and size, as long as you know what details to look for. There are countless fashionable dress boutiques online that sell maxi dresses, so all you need is a little bit of time and patience to find your dream dress.

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