This spring brings new trends and new questions. The maxi dress is IN big time and being sold everywhere. I love the maxi dress, however, I am a shorter than the runway models you see wearing them. Can I still Maxi? I think YES! The dress I want to buy is the Theory ‘Tiley-Intellect’ Maxi Dress. I already know with my 5’5 stature I will have to tweak this dress to make it look good on me. I can imagine the thick belt I will wear at mid-waist level, which will help to show off my waist and will convey that I am wearing the dress rather than the dress wearing me.
VPL Ransom Belt, $216
Just make sure that when you belt your dress the length still hits where it is pictured on the model. There are many spring trends that look fabulous on models but with a few additions like a belt, cropped jacket or any number of accessories you can make this look yours, or even mine on my 5’5 frame.
—Kristin ProvencherSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40