Take it to Max(i)!

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In case your legs haven’t seen the sight of a razor for daaays (it happens!), don’t fret. Maxi dresses aren’t only stubble-friendly, but are ridiculously comfortable and cuter than ever! This season’s hottest dress trend will keep you looking (and feeling) cool. From floral prints to animal prints to solids, the choices truly are endless. The key is to pick a maxi dress without the addition of bulky material in an area you want to downplay, such as the hips, which only adds unwanted weight. On the flip side, if you’re shaped like a 12-year old boy, ruching and ruffles will help create curves. And if you’re afraid that a maxi-dress will make you look shapeless, try a dress that accents the waist, or create one yourself by wrapping around an obi-style belt. Whatever you do, stay away from boxy muumuu styles unless your role model is Thelma-Mae Crowley Harper from Mama’s Family.

But don’t overthink it. The whole point of the maxi dress is ease. So just go with the flow. Literally.

1. Topshop floral print cape maxi dress, $145, topshop.com 2. Blue Moon maxi “Summer Lovin” dress, $198, singer22.com 3. Issa printed silk maxi dress $600, net-a-porter.com 4. T by Alexander Wang’s beige stretch-modal maxi dress, $175, net-a-porter.com 5. AllSaints “Xanthi” maxi dress, $545, allsaints.com

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