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Golden Hills Maxi

Added Jun 26, 2012

by AGoodWardrobe

Fairfax, Califor...






This dress came from a collaboration with a fellow blogger. The project involved making a style of clothing that we’ve previously dismissed for one reason or another. At 5’1, maxi length dresses and skirts have always been off limits as ready-to-wear made me look frumpy. However, I wanted to show that with the right proportions this length can actually make the wearer look taller.

Read more about the project on my blog

Material Notes

Rayon jersey and nylon tricot


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    Jun 26, 2012, 01.10 PMby SassyT

    Unless they are too long lol.

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      Jun 26, 2012, 04.46 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      Exactly! I also find that the torso length and armholes are too long in many of the ready-to-wear and I look like I’m swimming in the garment. Not pretty!

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    Jun 26, 2012, 01.08 PMby SassyT

    Looks fabulous. But maxi’s look good on all sizes and shapes even small like me at 5ft 1" that’s the beauty of them. I have never been put off them as they are one of those styles anyone can wear. Is that the McCalls pattern?

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      Jun 26, 2012, 02.46 PMby AGoodWardrobe

      It’s self-drafted, actually. I definitely agree that anyone can wear a maxi – the key is finding a dress that fits your proportions.

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    Jun 26, 2012, 01.57 AMby anikissed

    It looks great. Definitely not frumpy. I love the fabric placement. the blue band at the waist really sets it off perfectly!

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