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We have fallen head over heels in love with the flowy feel and sexy sway of the maxi dress and whether your look is sleek and classy or trendy and chic, there is a perfectly styled dress for you!

[bctt tweet=”Long dresses are the perfect style choice for all body shapes, even a fuller body shape. ” username=”ChataRomano”] Make sure the overall silhouette is well-cut with shaping or tapering, especially around the hips, waist and thighs, without being clingy. Avoid long dresses with lots of volume – more fabric equals more fullness. Short sleeves or wide shoulder straps are the perfect choice if you have a full upper arm. A V-neck, or lower round neckline, is also a fabulous style choice drawing the eye from north to south, ensuring an overall slimmer silhouette.

Solid colours – in basics, warm or cool shades – are hot, hot, hot this summer season. Colour-blocking is a stylish choice if you are tall and slim; opt for solid colours, or smaller prints, if you have a fuller body shape.

There is also a symphony of prints – from small to big – on show this summer season. Scale the size of the print to complement your figure. Choose bigger prints (not too big) if you have a fuller figure and smaller prints if you have a petite figure. Long, vertical prints are great for elongating and slimming down figure concerns.

Fabrics like silk, chiffon and metallic textures turn up the glam-factor while denims and cottons infuse a casual bohemian vibe.

The spotlight is on the long dress, so wedges, open-toe pumps or strappy sandals in a neutral and simple style works best. A cross-body sling bag is perfect for casual summer days and a sparkly clutch adds just the right touch for a smart evening out.

This article was brought to you by Chata Romano Image Consultant Willene Sieberhagen.

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