We Dish Up Some Tips And Tricks For Tackling The Maxi Trend

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Extra-tall or extra-petite, your height should never get you down—and never, ever prevent you from wearing what you love. Just ask Leandra Medine, the sartorially savvy Man Repeller herself. Bar III (available only at Macy's) enlisted Leandra's assistance as one of their very own style ambassadors, and she serves as the perfect example of how to embrace the longer hemline like a true fashion propeller. A maxi-skirt or dress can intimidate in length, but remember, a few simple adjustments will do the trick. First, select a high-waisted skirt to create the illusion of longer legs (your highest pair of heels with a nice platform will also help, big time!). In addition, keep your tops on the shorter side. A cropped shirt—nothing too oversized—will maintain a longer line. Finally, avoid the "I'm-swimming-in-my-maxi-dress" look by adding a belt to define your natural waistline. Choose your fave buckle, but keep the band narrow: A wider belt will only stunt your proportions. Go forth, wear maxis, and live large, little lady!

Shop the Look:
Bar III Sleeveless Embellished Tank Top: $69
Bar III Lace Maxi Skirt: $69

Photos: Courtesy of Man Repeller/Macy's