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February 15, 2011  | by: Sydney Scott

Perfect ankle length maxi with wedges.

For spring 2011 many designers steered clear of mini skirts and dresses and went for something longer. Maxi dresses and skirts were everywhere. Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Jil Sander, and Calvin Klein had models strutting down the runway in dresses and skirts that kept models covered, but were just as sexy.

Maxi dresses come in a number of styles including full, a-line, and ankle length so there’s definitely something out there for everyone. The a-line skirts are figure flattering, hugging the hips making it perfect for dressing up or going casual. Fuller skirts are somewhat reminiscent of the 60′s. Loose and flowy, it adds a touch a femininity to any wardrobe and is great to wear on a spring day. Ankle length styles are for the petite girls, or generally anyone 5’7″ and under. Whether a-line or full, when paired with wedges or platforms the ankle length maxi skirt is taken to a whole new level of chic.

So far some of the best maxi dresses I’ve found have been at Forever 21, H&M, and Urban Outfitters, which means that this trend is one that can easily fit into your budget. Not to mention, it makes a great staple in any wardrobe. This piece has longevity. It always comes back in style about every season  and can be just as sexy as a mini skirt. It’s something you’re guaranteed to wear over and over again.

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