There are many reasons why women all over the world love wearing this floor-grazing dress style.
These dresses have a no-fuss appeal and are feminine, graceful and versatile. Also, the looser varieties have the wonderful ability to camouflage problematic areas along your lower half.
Beautiful maxi dresses were an omnipresent fixture on various Spring and Fall 2008 runways including D&G, Roberto Cavalli, Elie Saab and Gucci.
Maxi dresses are as popular as ever in Hollywood, especially with expectant celeb mothers.
Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, a pregnant Gwen Stefani and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon prove that maxi dresses can flatter different body types and be suitable for both casual and dressy occasions.
Some of you may think that maxis only look fabulous on tall model-like figures but with careful selection, it is possible to find a style that flatters other shapes. Knowing your body type is the first step in figuring out what looks best on you.
Petite women should look for more form fitting maxi dresses that will visually elongate their short frames. Women who want to disguise wide hips and large thighs should wear maxi dresses in darker colours with enough fabric to easily drape over these areas. Large-busted women should find V-neck or halter-neck dresses with thick straps to adequately support this area.
Below are a few lovely maxis that caught my eye.
#1: Flounced-Hem Maxi Dress - US$29.99 http://www.chadwicks.com/clothing/Flounced-Hem-Maxi-Dress.aspx?PfId=126157&DeptId=9701&producttypeid=1&pref=ps&PurchaseType=G
#2: Bisou Bisou® Ombre Maxi Dress - US$59.99 http://www3.jcpenney.com/jcp/Products.aspx?ItemID=14cd0d6&ItemTyp=G&GrpTyp=PRD&ShowMenu=T&ShopBy=0&SearchString=maxi+dress&RefPage=SearchDepartment.aspx&CmCatId=SearchResults&Search1Prod=True
#3: For the Love of Autumn Maxi Halter Dress - US$48.00 http://www.lulus.com/products/For+the+Love+of+Autumn+Maxi+Halter+Dress/9249.html
#4: Tropical Floral Strapless Maxi Dress - US$27.80 http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=DRESS&product%5Fid=2052588150&showBACK=OK
#5: Tiered Maxi Dress - US$26.99 http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3163830&cp=&sr=1&origkw=maxi&kw=maxi&parentPage=search&searchId=
#6: Lux Daydream Dress - US$78.00 http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&navAction=jump&id=14664379&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS&color=10