One of the most versatile items a woman can own are maxi fashion pieces; this includes maxi skirts and maxi dresses for women. This means, that you can optimise every penny you spent on your maxi skirt or dress.
They are great for both hot and cold weathers depending on the fabrics used. These muslim fashion friendly pieces are also great for casual outings as well as dressy affairs.
A maxi skirt or dress made from heavy knitted materials gives you a sleek finish and are great for colder days. There are also ones that are made from silk, chiffon or viscose that are airy and gives an ethereal feel to your outfit.
While the potential of these garments is endless, here are some things you can do to maximise your comfort with these maxi fashion pieces.
Define the waist
Although the versatility of maxi fashion pieces are great, some women may have reservations towards them. Some women are not comfortable wearing these garments because they feel that they will look “heavy” .
To avoid this, get maxi skirts that sit at the smallest part of your waist — this will help maintain the definition of your frame as the fabric drapes over your hips and trails over to the floor. If the maxi dress that you have has a boxy silhouette, cinch it at the waist with a belt — for added fashion brownie points, layer two belts over it!
Brr… it’s cold in here
Transitioning your maxi fashion pieces from summer to autumn is easy, especially if you already master the art of layering. A modest outerwear (if I had to choose one, it would be a leather jacket) and a pair of boots are all you need to bring your summer maxi dresses and skirts into autumn.
Just make sure that you opt for either a cropped outerwear or one that defines the waist so that you will not “drown” in all the fabric. Not only do you look chic, you are adequately bundled up when you are strolling about town.
The ombre and sombre looks are not meant for hairs only — find inspiration from them for your maxi fashion pieces. To do this, look at your maxi skirt or dress and pick out colours that are in them. With a maxi skirt, pair it with a lighter top for and ombre effect or a darker one for a sombre effect.
If you already have a maxi dress that has one of these effects, elevate the look by cinching it in with a nude belt; this combination will not only define your waist but also create an hourglass shape.
Mix textures and prints
Although this is a tricky one, once you master the art of mixing textures and prints together, you will the most stylish person in the room. All you need to remember is this: opposites attract. So, if your maxi dress is bright, airy and flowy, toughen it up with a black leather jacket and shoes; add more masculine accessories like bangles and watches.
The opposite is true if you have a darker maxi piece. For example, if you have a black, knitted maxi skirt that hugs your frame, wear a top that is in a bright colour and if it’s in early autumn, pair it with an anorak to soften the look.
I hope you will have fun experimenting with your maxi fashion pieces. If you still have not find the right ones for you, it’s OK — keep searching and trying so that one day you would be able to jump into the bandwagon. Good luck and happy wearing!