TREND: Take It to the Max

Maxi dresses are popping up everywhere and have undeniably been one of this summer's biggest trends. Light-weight and comfortable, these floor skimming dresses can be found in various prints and patterns. The greatest part about these dresses is that they can work for various shapes and sizes, totally disregarding the common misconception that maxi dresses only suits one type of shape.

For many of us Fashionistas, the name Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie Bradshaw, means one thing: fashion icon. With the lauch of Sex and the City 2 this past spring, the fabulous women of New York, including 5"4 Sarah Jessica Parker, modeled a series of maxi dresses throughout the movie, proving that women with smaller frames can rock this look too. The trick in choosing a maxi to suit your peitie frame is to choose something that has a slimmer cut and fits more closely to your body. It is also important to keep in mind the length of the dress, choosing one that falls just above your ankle and not totally to the floor.

Many maxi dresses can either be worn for a casual or more formal look, depending on the accessories and other articles of clothing you pair with it. Most maxi dresses are statement making pieces on their own, so be careful not to overload on the accessories. This Fashionista took a combination of a statement making dress and subtle accessories and created an ultra chic and glamorous look.  Choosing a dress with a vibrant pattern, this Fashionista embraced her femininity by adding a few pieces of chic and subtle accessories to her look.

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