Provided you’ve got some heels to give you some height, average body types can play around comfortably with various maxi dress styles. Jennifer Aniston’s been photographed in quite a few maxis. Ideally you want a dress that hits the ankle, isn’t so voluminous and drapey that it adds on extra pounds, and has a natural or empire waistline that gives you a slim yet womanly shape.
Trade your typical LBD in for this strapless number with its eye-catching polka-dot print by J. Crew ($275, jcrew.com). A great choice for the 4 million weddings you’ve been invited to this year.
Flash some skin in this plunging V-neck by Alternative Apparel ($68, urbanoutfitters.com), paired with a boho tie dye print.
A tiered strapless top and a festive red tribal print by BCBGMaxAzria ($288, bcbg.com) equals a perfect summer sundress. Add a brown leather belt and wooden-heeled platforms.
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Erin Donnelly is a London-based fashion writer for sites such as StyleList and Refinery 29.