A maxi dress can offer the perfect party outfit for summer. Tightly fitting cocktail dresses can be a bit fussy for a summer party. Maxi dresses tend to offer a looser fit that provides a more relaxed, laid back look for the warmer months. Here are just a few useful tips to help you choose the perfect maxi dress for this summer.
1. Judge the occasion
You do need to think about the occasion and how formal it may be. This will help you to judge the right style and cut for maxi dresses. If the party is more formal then opt for a maxi dress that offers a little more cover up on your top half. This will help to create an elegant and sophisticated look. If the event is more casual then you can show a little more skin with a halter neck or strapless maxi dress.
2. Flattering colours
A maxi dress will show off a lot of colour so you do need to make sure you choose a flattering tone for your natural colouring. This will help to ensure you look your best.
Bold colours such as a red, orange and yellow will suit darker complexions. If you are pale then these strong colours can wash you out.
Black is also a difficult colour to wear in large volumes. Golden skin tones can look radiant in black but you should consider breaking up the black with another colour as well.
Pastel colours such as pinks, lilacs and light blues can be more complimentary for very pale skin tones.
Maxi dresses are of course very long. You should try and balance out this length by accessorising your top half. Choose stunning necklaces, bracelets, earrings and hair clips to create interest to balance out a long maxi dress.
If your maxi dress has a bold print then choose plain colour accessories. These will compliment your dress without trying to compete with the bold print.
You can choose subdued accessories if your maxi dress has a strong colour. If you are feeling more adventurous you could choose another strong colour that compliments and really stand out from the crowd.
For example a plain black maxi dress can look amazing with a red and white polka dot belt and matching accessories.
A maxi dress is a great addition to any summer wardrobe. These stunning dresses can offer a sexy, relaxed style that looks and feels great for summer parties.