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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: August 26, 2014

The maxi skirt is a great option for any body type and here’s why

Written by: Laura Serino

I’ve heard a few ladies talk about who much they love maxi skirts but simply can’t make them “work.” Say whaaaat?

Any body type can rock the maxi.


Leg Lengthener

You can be petite and still wear a maxi. The beauty behind a full-length skirt is that it can be worn at the waist, at the hip and even right below the bust line should your shorter legs require it. Plus, it lengthens the body and tricks the eye into thinking you’ve got gams like Giselle.

via Sweet Leaf Vintage

via Sweet Leaf Vintage

Pale Leg Problem Solver

Listen. We live in Maine. So the chances of us ever having bronzed legs is slim to none beyond the month of July. I know a lot of women that are shy about bearing their legs in the summer months due to this, but the maxi lets you wear a tank top and flip flops without worrying about how streaked your self-tanner looks.


You Can Wear It With Anything

A denim shirt? Looks great. A band t-shirt? Yes. A formal silk tank? Definitely. Anything looks good with a maxi skirt. Since most maxis are made in a cotton or synthetic blend, they’re easy to dress up and dress down. They transition perfectly into the fall and winter months too and looks just as good with a sweater or cropped jacket.

via Lone Pony etsy shop

via Lone Pony etsy shop

So basically, the maxi is the new LBD.

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