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Every woman wants to be fashion forward in a long flowing dress. To feel comfortable and look your best, find a dress that complements your body shape. Maxi dresses are one of the hottest trends leaving the runways of the fashion capitals of the world. Women with athletic body shapes typically have broad shoulders and leaner legs. Maxi dresses can accentuate athletic body frames by creating an hourglass silhouette.
Hour Glass Figure
Give the illusion of curves by balancing your body. Find the perfect bra to give your shape some curves. Choose loose and heavy fabrics to easily drape over a straight body frame and shoulders. If you have a small chest and long neck, choose higher necklines. Ladies with a fuller bust line or shorter neck can never go wrong with V-necks or scoop necks. Accessorize your maxi dress and cinch the waist with a belt. Cinching will draw attention to your nicely curved waist. When you're looking for the perfect maxi dress for an athletic body, Seattle-based fashion stylist Angie Cox from the website You Look Fab, recommends that you go for skirts that add more shape and curves.
A halter maxi dress with thick straps like a bandeau dress is perfect for those gals who want to emphasize their shoulders. Avoid thin straps and look for dresses with thick straps because they will be proportionate to your athletic body frame. As an alternative, forget about the straps. Go for a strapless or off shoulder maxi dress which will definitely show off your beautiful shoulders.
Every girl wants to have slender silhouette. An A-line maxi dress is slimmer at the top and flares out toward the bottom, which gives the shape of the letter A. This dress shape will accentuate your thighs and hips by extending your torso.
Any maxi dress with a flared hemline will nip the curves around your waist. Now that you know what looks good on the bottom, soften the chest with a leaner look. Go for a dress with a V or U neck, which shows more skin and softens your shoulders. Add a belt to highlight your slimmer waistline. Maxi dresses that have more shape will bring out your curves.