2. The Art of the Maxi Dress:
Who says shorties can’t wear long skirts? Not us! Elizabeth’s advice: “Think long column! The easiest way to do this is to go with a solid versus a print.” Your choice of material is also super important; she continues, “Choose a material that is going to go with the flow of your curves—no stiff fabrics.” To avoid the dreaded “I’m wearing a bag” look, Elizabeth also stresses keeping the bodice fitted, whether you’re sporting a maxi dress or just a skirt—because let’s face it, no one looks good in a muumuu. The finishing touches? “Maximize your height by choosing a toe-grazing length,” says Elizabeth. “Any longer and you’re jeopardizing personal safety, any shorter and you’re cutting your leg line short!”
Athena petite maxi dress ($114, thepetiteshop.com), Sole Society ‘Misha’ sandal in Silver ($49.95, solesociety.com), silver-tone turquoise dragonfly bangle bracelets ($35, macys.com), silver tone green stone chandelier earrings ($28, macys.com), kate spade new york ‘Grove Park – Tentey’ crossbody bag ($188, shop.nordstrom.com), Gorgeous Cosmetics Liquid Lips lip lacquer in Luscious ($20, shop.nordstrom.com).