Fashion Cents: Tips for Buying a Maxi Skirt or Dress

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

--By Kimberly Turner

Maxi skirts and dresses are staples for the summer. To tell you how to wear it seems like a waste of time. Nor will I try to convince you that you can wear it any time (except for work). But I do have a couple of points that are worth sharing especially if you are shopping for new maxi options:
  1. Don't tie it up. If it is too long and you don't want to rock it with 6 inch heels, you can still buy it just have it cut off by your tailor or cleaners. Tying up the ends just look tacky so if that is your only option, leave it on the rack.
  2. Don't buy an unflattering fabric. Just because the fitted cotton/lycra maxis are being seen on all the celebs, opt for a fabric that is flattering on you.
  3. Do make sure it offers you versatility. It's cool to be able to wear the same skirt/dress 3 different ways. It makes "cents" to be able to get lots of wear from your wardrobe.
Now you are all set to shop for your next maxi like the T by Alexander Wang Maxi Tank dress featured here. Enjoy!

Kimberly Turner
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of