When it comes to Maxi-dresses, my friends always push me to try them on and to wear them, “because you are so tall, and it will look great on you!” Well, some do and some don’t. I once went on holiday to Israel, Palestine and Jordan, and wanted a maxi dress to be decently covered up in countries that require women to dress a bit more conservatively. I decided this 3 days before my holiday, so I bought one online last-minute, and that wasn’t a success.
It turned out to be a floral potato bag, which made me look at least 5 months pregnant. The upside was that the pictures afterwards did motivate me to go to the gym. But the dress had to go.
Lesson learned; outfit planning for holidays starts a bit earlier. With a holiday in Como coming up late June, I am looking around for nice maxi dresses now. Dresses that make me look instantly like Giselle or Karlie and, at the same time, make me look like I belong on a local market buying olive oil, oregano, wine and fresh fish in fluent Italian. I do realize that ‘belonging’ on a local market in Italy is quite hard when the average Italian is the size of my legs, but hey, at least I am making an effort… 🙂
I found a few nice ones online which I am considering, and my thoughts are as follows, from left to right:
1. I’m not sure about those horizontal stripes, as they add a few kilo’s visually, but I like the color scheme
2. I love love love the color, but I am not sure if I can pull the neckline off as I wasn’t exactly first in line at the boob department, plus it might make my wide, square shoulders look even wider and more square.
3. I like the shape of the dress, but the color is a bit boring maybe
4. I love this color, but I am not sure about strap-less for the same reasons as indicated with dress number 2; it might slip down and I don’t want to be pulling it up all the time when I am strolling around my local market tasting olives.