Maxi & Long Dresses

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The long dress, the dressing room staple

A cocktail party, an evening out or a dressy ceremony? This is the perfect occasion to wear a long black strapless dress, a daring halterneck or a flared sheath dress. In a baba cool, less bridesmaid style, a flowing floral hippie-style long dress will be a pleasure to wear on the beach. In summer, a long tie-dye dress is perfect with flip-flops. In winter, a long straight or tight-fitting dress is warmer. Need advice on choosing the right dress length? Our size and measurements guide makes it easy to take your measurements.
In winter as in summer, the long dress is a must-have in our wardrobes as a guarantee of elegance and femininity. Some of us are reluctant to wear them, believing (wrongly!) that they are reserved for larger women. Not at all, as long as you choose a dress that's right for you. Here's a closer look at the women's dresses to choose if you're short, lanky or round. Discover how the long dress, a timeless part of women's wardrobes, adapts to every occasion.

Whether it's a steamy blue maxi dress in printed voile, an extra-long sleeveless sailor suit or a seventies cotton tunic inspired by Moroccan caftans, the choice is wide open. It's all about creativity and personality! For a red carpet look, we prefer the long black dress with a low-cut back, dotted here and there with tone-on-tone sequins. At the opposite extreme, consider its twin in innocent white with lace or guipure inlays, for a modern vestal look. In the city, the maxi sweater dress in fine or twisted knit, monochrome or striped, is a hit in the run-up to summer.

How to wear a long dress

Glamorous by night, gipsy by day, the maxi dress has certain codes. For a flawless outfit, the choice of accessories should be sober. Vertiginous heels, long, heavy necklaces or oversized bags can have a counter-productive influence on this garment with a strong personality. To avoid the Belle des champs or escaped bridesmaid clichés, opt for a bohemian look with discreet jewelry and wedge sandals, especially for taller women.
  • Long dresses for petite women
    Petite women should avoid choosing a model that will make them look even smaller! They should opt for fitted dresses with a high waist and, for a touch of originality, an asymmetrical cut or leg slit. Choose a long, flowing dress that suggests the silhouette without molding it. Printed patterns are to be avoided, preferring plain colors: a red maxi dress for a bold statement, or a black maxi dress for a more sober look. For weddings or cocktail parties, turn to the long evening dress, paired with a pair of pumps. Classic and chic, it always makes an impact.
  • The long dress for long figures
    I-shaped silhouettes are best suited to long, form-fitting dresses. However, it's a good idea to feminize the overall look by emphasizing the waist and choosing V-neck models that highlight small breasts. Looking for a summer maxi dress? Opt for the romantic bohemian maxi dress to mix with a pair of flat sandals. For a romantic date, opt for a long evening dress that will give your silhouette a touch of elegance.
  • Long dresses for curvaceous figures
    The figure 8s wear styles that highlight their assets while concealing their tummy and thighs. The plus-size long dress should be chosen in a flowing fabric, with an empire cut that fits at the bust and flares out underneath. The emphasis should be on the verticality of the silhouette, and patterns should be avoided. A long black dress with a waist marked by a thin belt that falls to the hips will look great on you. If you don't like showing off your arms, opt for a dress with long sleeves. In the evening, dare to wear a long strapless dress that will enhance your bust.
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