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Hey, ladies, that spring/summer clothing staple has returned, and the options are endless. Yes, 'tis the season for the maxi-dress and all of the comfort that comes with it. If you have the envied hourglass figure, you may feel a long, flowing maxi-dress hides, or gets lost in, your curves, but you'd be wrong. There are several flattering maxi-dress styles that were made to flaunt and enhance your figure.
Benefits of an Hourglass Shape
Women with the highly coveted hourglass shape are quite lucky, because practically any dress style looks good on you and flatters your figure with little effort. When you look at department store mannequins or dress forms, they mostly feature an hourglass figure, which is a testament to how desired it is. While most maxi-dresses will look amazing on you, there are some styles that are preferred. A maxi-dress is full of volume and length, so women with an hourglass shape want the attention on their small waist and curvy hips instead of adding volume to their fuller lower half.
It Starts at the Waist
An hourglass shape is primarily highlighted by the smallness of your waist in proportion to your hips, so it's essential to look for maxi-dress styles that flaunt your waist and draw the eyes precisely at that spot. Maxi-dresses that feature belts, cinched waists, slimmer fits or embellishments at the midsection are ideal for hourglass figures. If you are unable to find a maxi-dress with the desired waist enhancement, feel free to pair it with a belt of your own; a thinner, chain-like style is best.
Never think that maxi-dresses in solid colors are boring or make you look like a big mass of fabric -- the opposite is true. Solids give a chic, streamlined appearance that gets lost in some patterned or print styles. Your hourglass figure needs to be the star, so you should stay away from big, busy patterns and prints that take attention away from your waist. You want the eye to zoom in on your gorgeous figure, and a solid maxi-dress in your favorite color does the trick flawlessly. To avoid the fear of getting lost in a mass of solid fabric, look for styles that have more of a slim-fit instead of a relaxed one.
Halters are notoriously sexy in any style of dress, but a maxi-dress truly benefits from it because most of your body is covered, and this element adds a nice peek of skin. Halter-style maxi-dresses also have a lovely way of enhancing the small waist of an hourglass figure, which is the selling point of your body type. The halter essentially flatters an hourglass shape just as a cinched waist or belted style does.