5 Tips For Finding The Perfect Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are a huge part of my wardrobe all year round. Since I just returned from a vacation in tropical Dominican Republic, I’d thought I’d share a few tips for how to find the right maxi dress for you. Today’s blog post features this lovely maxi dress I picked up at Giant Tiger for only $15. What a steal! Check out the info at the end of this post for what I’m wearing. Now, on with the show!

With all the styles, colors, and varieties of maxi dresses available, it’s important that you don’t just pick any dress. You want to hone in on your personal style and choose a dress that goes with your signature style. If you want your maxi dress to be the center of attention, choose a dress that is filled with bold colors and patterns. For something that’s a bit more versatile, try a dress that is a solid color or monochromatic in pattern.

Accessorize

In my opinion, the best thing about maxi dresses is the ability to accessorize them! Being that it’s a dress and it’s one piece, all you have to focus on is your jewelry, a belt (optional), and shoes! Summery vacations call for a strappy sandal and a giant sun hat. For a breezy spring day look, add your favorite infinity scarf and grab a pair of nude booties.

Room To Breathe

I love wearing maxi dresses because you can have a bit of room to breathe. Honestly, they’re so comfortable, I’d wear one every day. When choosing your maxi dress, make sure to pick out one that’s in the right size in order for you to be comfortable. Anything too tight, and all the dips and grooves will show. Anything too loose could make you look too boxy and baggy. Don’t be afraid to try a size up or down from what you normally wear to figure out what fits you best!

Chill Or Fancy?

Who says you have to sacrifice style for comfort? Not me! One of the things I love most about maxi dresses is you can dress the up or dress them down depending on your mood. Having a staycation with Netflix? Wear a comfy jersey maxi dress while you marathon through Pretty Little Liars! Going out to dinner with your girlfriends? Grab your favorite maxi dress and dress it up with a contrasting wedge heel for a chic and glamorous look.

It’s all in how you wear it.

And you better rock it, girls! As with anything in your wardrobe, make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in your new duds. The free flowing form of this dress makes it so perfect for any body type. You’ll feel instantly sexy and sophisticated while maintaining an ultra casual chic style. Perfection. So hold your head high, ladies!

What I’m Wearing

Giant Tiger Maxi Dress // Polette Coachella Sunglasses // Giant Tiger Purse // Ardene Flip Flops // Target Sun Hat

If you want the exact dress that I have, check out which Giant Tiger store is closest to you! For only $15 each, you could easily pick up a few styles without breaking the bank.

What’s your tip for wearing the perfect maxi dress this year? Share in the comments below!

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