Wearing A Maxi Skirt

{fabulous image a la wishpot}

I live for maxi skirts.  To me, cotton maxi skirts are dressed up sweat pants.  So comfy and oh-so-forgiving.  Also, for the record, I’m short.  I am always hearing from fellow shorties that maxi dresses and maxi skirts overwhelm their figures and that they steer clear of the maxi section, but I’m telling you, the right maxi shouldn’t do that.  Sure, certain clothes eat me alive.  The key to a maxi-length skirt or dress is to hunt for “ankle-length”.  I’ll never look good dragging three yards of fabric behind me; who would?

Pint-sized celebs like Nicole Richie wear the maxi length constantly.  Their secret?  A fantastic seamstress/tailor.

Don’t be afraid to tailor your clothes.  I have skirts (and pants) hemmed.  I do the same for long and short.  I wear suits to work (some days) – and a pin skirt can hit as low as mid-calf on me.  Simple solution:  I visit my tailor.  We love each other.  A simple hem is generally under $10 and can work wonders on your look.  My perfect Aunt has everything tailored. Half the time I’m not sure if she’s in Tory Burch or Old Navy, because all of her clothes are custom-fit to her body and trust me, it all looks expensive.

The moral of the story:  Wear your clothes, don’t let them wear you.  Make your clothes work for you.

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  1. Lovin this post Lexi!! Maxi dresses are my summer essential! Love all the one you picked. I have been wanting to buy a good balloon style Maxi, just have not found the right on yet.

    • So excited you like! I am dying for a balloon-shaped maxi … let me know if you find one!!

  2. Kitty

    I agree on the taylor, but finding a good one is hard to come by. I can’t stand when they change the hem style and just like that, the expensive item you just splurged on is ruined.
    Loving the maxi skirt trend! Fab for summer and so pretty! Love the balloon style.

  3. Kitty

    *tailor (duh!):)

    • Thanks so much – I think a tailor is totally underrated!

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