June 05, 2012

The Maxi Guide

The spring  beckons us with open arms when its just gets too humid to wear pants and we have already stowed away our blazers leaving us with the gorgeous maxi silhouette.

Both of us are tall and broad framed women, making it very easy to wear a maxi but any shape or size can wear the right maxi and look great in it. Here's a quick guide.

Petite frames:
  • Wear small prints
  • Wear pastels over bold colours
  • Don't wear the empire line that starts an umbrella right from the top, let it sit on the bust and then flair or wear a straight maxi instead.
Apple shapes (bigger upper body, smaller hips): 
  • Don't wear jersey materials
  • Wear empire cuts and umbrella silhouettes.
  • If you must wear straight silhouettes, break it under the waist (midriff) with a belt or elastic.
  • Wear bold prints and bright colours to distract from the midriff.
Pear shapes (bigger hips, smaller upper body):
  • Show off your thinnest part like your shoulders in halter and tube styles
  • Wear A-line but not dresses that are too voluminous at the bottom.
  • You may want to stay away from drape styles and stick to flowing fabrics.

Hourglass (equal curves with a thin waist):
  • Wear jersey materials, long slits, broad belts on the waist
  • You can experiment with colours and prints but jewel tones and basic solids will make a better impact.

Jasleen wore a sleeveless maxi dress with a mix of tan and coral
Dress, Promod| kolhapuris, Hill Road, Bandra| bag, Cherry Fig| bracelets, Accessroize and Forever New| ring, Commercial Street in Bangalore

Sonu wore a kurta dress with ethnic accessories
Dress, Fashion Street| necklace & bracelets, Aquamarine| cuff, vintage| heels, c/o Steve Madden| clutch, Catwalk| nailpaint, OPI - Blue My Mind| lipstick, Chambor - Flambe

17 comments:

  1. Holy smokes! I want both those dresses, and the accessories please! :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. I should call it Jasleen's blue- oh so perfect for you pretty lady!
    You look stunning in it.
    Sonu- your accessories steal the show!

    Love,
    ila

    thefleamarketqueen.blogspot.com

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  3. Jasleen's Dress and Sonu's accessories... Beautiful!!!!

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  4. sonu i want that kurta dress!!! asap!!! seriously!!

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  5. You both look soo glamorous & Chic !! : ) But I am a li'l skeptical of wearing maxi dresses as am not so tall ( only 5'5 ) !! : (
    I loved SOnu's accessories !! <3
    Love
    Nitika
    http://shopaholicutie.blogspot.in/

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  6. That cuff is to die for Sonu!!!!

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  7. Love both the dresses, Jasleen that blue maxi makes you look so thin and beautiful!
    Sonu you look gorgeous as ever :)

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  8. Wow great post! And amazing style!

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  9. So pretty, especially Jasleen's look! I love that dress and can't believe that even Promod stocks up on such pretty stuff. Also, Sonu's look can be termed as 'Traditional twist' at it's best.

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  10. You both look stunning! :)

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  11. So very pretty. I love Sonu's dress actually. :) And loveeee Jasleen's bag :) Very nice going girls! :)

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  12. Prettiness! And the tips are very helpful too :)
    XX

    S

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  13. Love that electric blue on Jasleen and sonu's accessories!
    hawt hawt hawt! your tips are always awesome! :)

    Love from Bindigasm

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  14. Ruchi KaurJune 08, 2012

    Love ur attire jasleen !!! <3 <3

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  15. Jasleen,your maxi is so happy that I almost feel like not hating summer any more! Sonu's look isn't something I'd be able to pull of but Sonu,you look so pretty and different!

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  16. Love Jasleen's blue maxi dress...

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