Fashion Rant: The Maxi debate

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I have previously said that as a vertically challenged person I have not been able to enjoy the maxi wave we have been experiencing. But recently this all changed when my cousin bought a lovely tie dyed maxi, so lovely that I just had to try it on. As I approached the mirror I prepared myself for the stumpy girl drowning in material that would look back at me, but I was pleasantly surprised. So the maxi did not transform me into a supermodel but it actually looked good, and I'm pretty sure that it made me look taller. This is the moment that I fell in love with the maxi, so in love that I went out and bought myself two. They are fantastic, can be carried from day to night just by changing accessories. And as my friend pointed out you can eat as much you want wearing one because they hide tummy bulge quite nicely. And in this new love state I read Vogue editor Kirstie Clement's column in The Sunday Telegraph titled "A new-anti maxi factor". Kirstie labelled maxis as "cheap and nasty, even if they're not cheap" and announced Vogue's mission to "banish the maxi". I was in shock, surely this cannot be. The people behind what is considered a fashion bible are anti-maxi! My new found love is not loved by those that dictate fashion, has love blinded me to the flaws of the maxi? No, screw it. I love wearing my maxis, so who cares what Vogue thinks because hey love conquers all.   What do you guys think? Pro or anti maxi?

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  3. I love those maxi dresses too. As I love very long skirts. I think the vouge only dislikes them, because you can eat as much as you want wearing them ;)
    wish you a nice day!!!

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  4. I have never been brave enough. And I have not yet found one that is taller than me when it is high up on the shop hanger! There's one thats taller than me in Topshop at the moment!

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  5. As a person who normally hates clothes, (think less is more) I absolutely love the maxi. I too am a frumpy short individual 5'3. LOL I always thought the maxi would SWALLOW me but with a low cut in the front it looks sexy! kudos to your post!

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  6. I love maxi dresses. I bought a couple last summer, and can't wait to wear them again this summer. Although I am 5'1, I have found some great ones that don't made me look too short. Great blog!

    stacieblair

    http://stacieblair.blogspot.com

    xox

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  7. I am short, and always thought maxis made me look taller! If they are the right shape that is.

    Besides, all that ish about looking taller if you are short is so stupid. I'm short, I'm not fooling anyone...I don't want to look taller, I just want to look good!

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  8. It'll never go out of style. Not in sunny, beachy, tropical locales, I think.

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  9. If you have all the features you name it obviously has little support critics of the criticism of Maxis

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  10. I love maxi dresses!! They're perfect for the beach, perfect for easy days. I don't see why they'd be 'cheap' dresses?!
    They give everyone a long lean figure, whether short or tall. I think they're great! x

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