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Are You To Short For Your Maxi-Dress?

Are You To Short For Your Maxi-Dress?  This question came to mind while looking around the Internet seeing what people are talking about.  The comment came across that a young lady had on 3 inch heels and the maxi dress she had on was still to long.

Average Female Height

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) stated that as of 2006 the average height of a woman in the United States is between 60 and 64 inches or five feet to 5 feet four inches.

Maxi dresses range from 45-60″ from shoulder to hemline which means the typical maxi dress which is flattering on a boxy silhouette will be to long for the typical plus-size frame.

There are a few solutions to the too long dress syndrome that keeps a lot of ladies from wearing this style of dress or they spend the majority of their day holding the excess fabric in their hands.

  1. Find the dress that is the most flattering to your figure
  2. Have the dress altered to your specific height

That basically it.  Pretty simple and if done correctly you can wear a Maxi year round and still be just as stylish as you were the first day you put it on.

INC International Concepts Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Printed Empire Maxi
INC International Concepts Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Printed Empire Maxi
Price: $34.99
INC International Concepts Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Printed Empire Maxi Plus Sizes PLUS SIZE APPAREL – Plus Size Dresses (Clearance)

Love Squared Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Printed Empire Maxi
Love Squared Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Printed Empire Maxi
Price: $68.0
Love Squared Plus Size Dress, Sleeveless Printed Empire Maxi Plus Sizes PLUS SPECIAL SIZES – Junior Plus Size

Rise rose print maxi dress
Rise rose print maxi dress
Price: $28.0
Rise black strappy maxi dress with all over pink floral print and ruffle detail at neck and hem. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.

Anna Scholz Maxi Dress
Anna Scholz Maxi Dress
Price: $70.0
Body lined. Semi-sheer sleeves. Elasticated underbust band. Embroidery detail to front and back of skirt. Hand wash. Polyester. Lining: Polyester. (Length from 52in/132cm).

Angel Ribbons Print Maxi Dress
Angel Ribbons Print Maxi Dress
Price: $45.0
Fully lined with side underbust tie detail. Machine washable. Polyester. Lining: Polyester. (Length from 52in/132cm).

Print Jersey Maxi Dress
Print Jersey Maxi Dress
Price: $40.0
V-neck style with flattering underbust seam. Back shirring for a comfortable fit. Tie detail at shoulder. Machine washable. Cotton. (Length 50in/127cm).

Tiered maxi dress - Women's Plus Size/Black - Size 20
Tiered maxi dress – Women’s Plus Size/Black – Size 20
Price: $79.94
Lane Bryant, available in Plus Size. A seasonal favorite, our popular woven maxi dress features tiered layers and a surplice neckline. Stitched band defines your waist. Comfortably lined with a hidden side zipper. Color: Black

Black & Jade Floral Print Chiffon Maxi Dress - 30-32
Black & Jade Floral Print Chiffon Maxi Dress – 30-32
Price: $25.0
Our pretty floral print maxi dress is a must have this season. Featuring a an all over print, wide straps and shirred bust. Team with a bag, jewellery and sandals for an on trend look.

Plus Size Firecracker Maxi Dress
Plus Size Firecracker Maxi Dress
Price: $19.99
Be chic in this solid knit maxi dress. Elbow length sleeve. Rounded neck with crochet trim and keyhole with tie.

Plus Size Green Floral Maxi Dress
Plus Size Green Floral Maxi Dress
Price: $48.0
Maxi printed sundress with sparkling highlights on pattern. Surplice neckband and adjustable shoulder straps. Smocked elastic waistband, tiered.

Considering you are going to have to have the dress altered if you do not have a seamstress on speed dial I would suggest not spending a lot of money up front that way you still have money in your budget for alteration.  Plus-size maxi dresses seem to be flowing like water from Yours Clothing, Simply Be, and Alight as well as a few other plus-friendly merchants.

 

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