When it comes to high-low maxi dresses, what team are you on? I’ve discovered that women either love them or hate them; there’s no in-between.
The lovers say the high-low, which is high in the front like a regular dress and low in the back like a maxi, gives you great coverage but still allows for a bit of a leg. This makes it sexy, in a tasteful way. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. After all, fashion can get a little boring once you are over 40 since many of us have already tried almost every trend there ever was.
The haters of the high-low think this is a dress that can’t make up its mind. They dislike it so much they’ve nicknamed it “the mullet dress,” which you have to admit is pretty funny even if you are a fan.
I think some of these dresses are quite pretty. I like the ones that are subtle; the ones that are not very high in the front. They’re fun if you are going down south on vacation or if you are entertaining in the backyard. They would show off a pair of cute shoes nicely too.
Here are a few high-low maxi dresses I found that would work over 40 and a few pointers for how to wear them best.
Do you like the high low Maxi Trend?
Here are some handy tips for how to wear a high-low maxi dress.
1) Shave Your Legs!
I’m not kidding. Wearing a dress like this pretty, delicate orange and pink floral maxi is like shining a spotlight on your gams. Everyone is going to be looking, so don’t think you can get away with legs that have even the tiniest bit of a dark shadow. Your legs need to be shiny and smooth to pull this off. Wax or exfoliate them, so they look lovely and lanky.
2) Use Some Self-Tanner
If your legs are pasty white, you might be tempted to wear sheer nylons. Don’t, they will look silly. Dresses like this are meant to be easy-breezy and stockings, no matter how sheer, are like wearing socks with sandals..horrible.
Just throw on some self-tanner to give your skin a nice glow, and you’ll look great. I like Jurgen’s Self Glow because it makes you look slightly golden, not fake orangey-brown!
Shop this dress: floral chiffon high-low
3) Get the Right Shoe
The high low has it roots in bohemian style, so you don’t want to wear any serious closed-toe kind of pump or conservative shoe. I think these dresses look best with something summery, strappy and very natural.
You can wear flat sandals, which will give you a casual, earthy look. Heels take it up a notch and give your dress a sweet, feminine flow. You can wear a low or high heel, even a peep toe wedge but make sure the shoe looks light and feels airy. Clunky sandals drag down the look.
A nude or metallic shoe lets a delicate floral dress like this one grab the spotlight. Or, you can pick up on a color in the dress and wear a shoe in the same hue.
You can also color block your outfit, which means to wear a shoe in an entirely different color than the color of your dress. For example, a plain red dress with a plain blue shoe.
4) Add Some Great Jewelry.
Summer dresses like this call out for pretty necklaces, bangle bracelets, and dangly earrings. So have some fun, and start experimenting. Accessories like this can make all the difference.
Will you be wearing a high-low dress this summer? I’d love to know which team you are on?