Spring Trend | The Black Floral Maxi Dress - Art in the Find

Spring Trend | The Black Floral Maxi Dress

Posted on: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Spring has officially begun to christen us with lovely, pleasant weather which in turn means it’s time to update the wardrobe with a spring staple, the maxi dress.  This black floral maxi dress from Cabi is a new closet piece this season.  I receive a lot of client questions having to do with what pieces I might suggest adding to a wardrobe for spring and summer.  And my answer is always to add a few maxi and midi dresses into the mix.  Maxi and midi dress styles can vary from person to person depending on their body type.  So here are a few tips for choosing the right one for you!

What is the one spring trend that Conni of Art in the Find Styling tells her clients to add to their closets? Find out what it is along with a few tips for choosing the right trend for you! Style tips | spring trends | maxi dress outfits | midi dress outfits | womens fashion | cabi clothing | maxi dress style ideas | black floral maxi dress

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What is the one spring trend that Conni of Art in the Find Styling tells her clients to add to their closets? Find out what it is along with a few tips for choosing the right trend for you! Style tips | spring trends | maxi dress outfits | midi dress outfits | womens fashion | cabi clothing | style ideas | black floral maxi dress

What style trend should you be paying attention to this season? Conni shares a few tips and an app from Cabi that helps you navigate the maxi dress trend on Art in the Find. Maxi dress | cabi clothing | style tips | maxi dress outfits | midi dress outfits | spring style | art in the find | womens style | spring outfits | black floral maxi dress

What is the one spring trend that Conni of Art in the Find Styling tells her clients to add to their closets? Find out what it is along with a few tips for choosing the right trend for you! Style tips | spring trends | maxi dress outfits | midi dress outfits | womens fashion | cabi clothing | maxi dress style ideas | black floral maxi dress

What is the one spring trend that Conni of Art in the Find Styling tells her clients to add to their closets? Find out what it is along with a few tips for choosing the right trend for you! Style tips | spring trends | maxi dress outfits | midi dress outfits | womens fashion | cabi clothing | style ideas | black floral maxi dress

What is the one spring trend that Conni of Art in the Find Styling tells her clients to add to their closets? Find out what it is along with a few tips for choosing the right trend for you! Style tips | spring trends | maxi dress outfits | midi dress outfits | womens fashion | cabi clothing | maxi dress style ideas | black floral maxi dress

Tips for Choosing the Right Maxi or Midi Dress for your Body Type

With dress options aplenty, where do you even begin?  Here are a few tips on choosing the right dress for your body and a resource from Cabi, that’ll help you navigate those options!  Cabi is a non-traditional, in-home/digital/online shopping resource for women.  They launched an app called, capi Tap which is similar to a digital lookbook where you can purchase new pieces, save your favorite pieces (like this black floral maxi dress), and get outfit pairing suggestions (which is so similar to booking me for a mix & match style session in your home!).  When you purchase pieces through cabi Tap, you’re offered outfit suggestions for mixing & matching.  If you’re one that likes to have a roadmap of outfits, the cabi Tap is an excellent style resource.

No one should be stymied when it comes to picking out a maxi dress.  Here are some tips to remember when out shopping, so that you’re armed with knowledge to set yourself up for success.  Clothing is produced for mass consumption, so it is important to give yourself a break.  Try on a few dresses knowing that you will find one by following the following tips.

4 Tips for Choosing The Right Maxi/Midi Dress

Choose the Proper Length

The right length is a maxi or midi dress that hits just below the knee or above the knee for a midi dress or just above or below the ankle bone for a maxi dress.  The Cabi black floral maxi dress hits me just above the ankle, which is a flattering length for women.  I know, I know, a floor grazing dress seems to be the right choice sometimes.  But really, anything the drags along the ground just isn’t feasible for walking properly.  So remember the knee and ankle rule and you should be good to go!

Choose the Right Sleeve

Spaghetti straps, 3/4 sleeves, cap sleeve, where do you even begin?  If you are conscious about your arms, choose a length that covers the bicep/tricep area.  Other flattering lengths for the arm conscious?  Elbow or 3/4 sleeve is your best bet.  Love your shoulders and arms and aren’t very broad chested?  Then a spaghetti strap or sleeveless option is a great choice.  The main point is to choose a sleeve length that you are comfortable wearing.  Because ultimately, when you are most comfortable, you’ll wear that piece more often.

Make sure the Print and Color Match your Lifestyle, Personality, and Skin Tone

One mistake many women make is seeing a piece and not knowing if the piece is a good print or color on them.  How to tell?  Before shopping, know what colors you get complimented on regularly.  Are they bright colors, dark colors, pastels?  Keep those in mind and shop by color.  Along with that, make sure the print is something you absolutely love.  Keep in mind, larger prints with a lot of color draw the eye toward it.  So if you’re large breasted or have wider hips, opt for smaller prints.

Visualize Pairing the Dress Three Ways with What you Already Own

One of the surefire ways to make the most of a new maxi or midi dress (before you buy it!) is to picture what you already own and ‘style it’ three ways.  With this black floral maxi dress, I know that I can pair it with a bright shoe, like the tiptoe sandal I’m wearing here.  I also know that I can layer a jean jacket over it with sandals to create a second black floral maxi dress outfit.  Tip: You can download the Cabi app here and check out their Looks page here to get all the inspo you need for seasonal styles and styling the pieces all sorts of ways.

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