(Closed) Maxi Dresses on Skinny Girls?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
12274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry, but i don’t even think that dress is flattering on the model so personally,  i wouldn’t bother with it if it were me.

Post # 3
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Paris Hilton is skinny and wears maxi dresses all the time. The dress you posted lacks some shape at the décolletage and is not very flattering. I like the color though. 


Post # 4
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ha–I always felt maxi dresses were made for skinny girls–they make you look like a tall drink of water! 

But just because you’re thin doesn’t mean that you don’t have a shape and your proportions do matter. For a maxi-dress, it really depends on the fabric and the cut, so sadly, there’s no real way of saying for sure whether this will look good on you or not. If the shipping’s free, order it and see.  

Post # 5
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I was always under the impression that maxi dresses worked best on skinny girls. They never worked for me even though I’m super tall but just not skinny LOL. This dress in particular though isn’t fabulous. But you should check out some department stores! They generally have a ton to choose from.

Post # 6
3259 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Maxis are made for your body type, but get one that is fitted. If it looks bad on the model there’s no way it’ll look good on anyone. Thats the rule I follow anyway. I’d normally recommend a belt but on ombre that wouldn’t really work. Try some department stores, I think you’d have good luck there.

Post # 7
8 posts

I think the ombre is beautiful on this, and that the shape could be “flattering” depending on the look you want. 

I m 5’10” and shy away from maxis typically because I feel like a giant column of fabric coming at someone, so I think having a slender build and being of average height means you would probably look great in maxis. 

I do think this one is pretty in a very etheral way, which is a look you may want. Not every girl wants to get married in something fitted, and that is perfectly ok. I agree that if the shipping/return process seems free or at least simple, then order it and try it on. It could be just the look you want and are going for! 

Post # 8
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I actually think that a dress that style looks the best on a body type like you described! That’s just how I feel.

Post # 9
1903 posts
Buzzing bee

I love the colour but it’s got no shape and will look like a tent I’m afraid. 

Post # 10
180 posts
Blushing bee

I’m flat and skinny, and I can’t pull off this type of a maxi dress.  Only if there’s some sort of line right under the boobs, would I be able to show any shape at all.  

Post # 12
778 posts
Busy bee

i love maxi dresses and im a size 0, that being said, i wear a little figure hugging dresses, tight around the waist at least and have the neck nice and low. As long as the waist is tight in some way, maybe a band or belt? it’ll look good.

Post # 13
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think babydoll or bodycon maxi dresses are most flattering on skinny girls. There is a style for everyone!

Post # 14
2864 posts
Sugar bee

I disagree..I don’t like the way maxis look on most skinny girls because it’s a shapeless sillhouette. I actually think a woman with curves pulls it off better.That being said: I don’t think this dress is flattering in general.

Post # 15
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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elfsprite:  Actually curves wont fill out that dress as it is meant to be worn loose, with smaller chest you will get LESS of a tent effect and more of a flowy effect. I actually like dresses like in in a casual setting….if the shipping is free heck it out, make sure the fabric is sily and light and moves well…if it’s stiff and skratch it wont flow right. This particular dress was made for slender figures…

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