The maxi dress

Now that summer has officially hit the Pacific Northwest, I decided to try out a style I had been seeing everywhere, the Maxi Dress.  This particular one is from Old Navy and I found it to be a great staple that I can easily dress up with different accessories.  On this particular day, I wore it to work with a cropped jean jacket from Old Navy, a wide brown belt from Anthropologie, and some bracelets I made myself.  (Which you can’t really see in the picture.)

I feel that this worked for my shape because I was able to balance my proportions with a cropped jacket on top, and accentuate my waist with the wide brown belt.  I was worried about the knit fabric hugging my hips so I ended up buying the dress a size larger than I could have and brought it in at the waist with the belt.  This way, it skims nicely off of my curvier parts and provides the shape I want.

navy maxi for pear shaped women
I paired this navy maxi with a cropped jean jacket, a wide brown belt, a long necklace, and some flat sandals.

Where to get the look:

Jersey Tank Maxi Dress in Goodnight Nora – Old Navy $29.94

Similar denim jacket – Old Navy $32.00

Braided Strands Corset Belt – Anthropologie $48.00

Handmade stretch bracelets – Instructions and Supplies on Fusion Beads

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