How To Style Maxi Dress For The Winter?

How To Style Maxi Dress For The Winter?

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The full length loveliness of maxi dresses keep the legs warm during the winter while still letting us showcase our unique style. With the right accessories and some creativity, you may enjoy wearing maxi dresses more than jeans and pants in the winter.

Go short on the outside

One of the characteristics but also a minor downside of maxi dresses are their length. While the long hem keeps your leg warm, the extended fabric might make the body look overwhelmed. Instead, jackets ending at the waist are great to visually separate the top half and lower half of the body. Cropped jackets might overextend the visual proportion of the legs so avoid them.

In another way to use the word “short”, vests (or jackets without sleeves) with some bulk, such as faux-fur or fleece, keep the bulk at the width of the torso to keep your body warm while still being gorgeous. Adding a hand-held bag completes the look by keeping the arms down.

While we are on jackets, denim or leather jackets at the right length are great for maxi dresses. The slight heft of the jackets tapers the waist area to flatter the figure.

Creating a visual separation

A full length dress often lacks the visual cue to help identify the location of the waist. The waist location is critical in demonstrating body proportion. The waist-level jacket mentioned before is one of the ways to tell the location of the waist.

Other common methods include belts, elastic waist bands or cross shoulder handbags with an adjustable length. Through an additional line to visually differentiate the torso and legs while wearing maxi dresses, it helps to proportionate your body, even if it means belts or elastic bands are slightly higher or lower than your actual waist.

A thick scarf could be your option to create that line of separation as well. The scarf increases the proportion of the upper body just to the waist to not explicitly draw the waistline but still get the job done.

Wear a turtleneck as inner layer

Turtleneck not only keeps your neck warm in the winter, but also elongates the body. A thermal turtleneck also allows you to repurpose your summer maxi dresses for the winter. Additional layering and colour matching through turtlenecks demonstrate your fashion sense a tad more as well.

Try warmer colours and patterns

While winter is usually cold and dreary, your style doesn't need to be. Warm but dark colours, like burgundy, help you to stand out from the usual winter colours and let you be more playful with your style. Floral patterns with a dark coloured background are often popular for the winter to get the right touch of warmth but still keeping that winter coolness.

Choosing maxi dresses in materials like velvet add to the winter warmth and your personal style as well.

Boots all day

Keeping to our winter theme, what’s better than pairing boots with your maxi dress? Boots with heels are great to elongate the legs to enhance the lower proportion of your body. Long boots go exceptionally well with maxi dresses with slits to balance between gorgeousness and warmth.

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