The maxi is having a major moment right now, giving women everywhere a reason to wear floor-length skirts and dresses. Styled correctly, a maxi can look more hipster chic than boho.

Many women fear the maxi, thinking that only tall and thin ladies can pull off the look. In truth, with the right proportions and a fearless attitude anyone can rock the feminine trend. Every woman should have a go-to maxi dress in their closet that they can dress up or dress down depending on the occasion.

Petite ladies don’t have to look on in envy at taller women who are traipsing the runways in maxi-length styles. Opt for a flattering neckline to create the illusion of height. A deep-V with the full-coverage of a maxi is perfect to showcase some skin while keeping it classy.

It’s important for petite women to watch the length of their desired dress. The ideal skirt will fall somewhere between the ankle and the tops of the foot. Coupled with a nice solid color, this dress will elongate instead of overpower.

For the fiercely real women out there, a maxi dress with an empire silhouette is not only flattering, but it can also bring an air of sophistication. Stick to skirts that are loose and that flow naturally with every step. The special feminine appeal will accentuate every curve and dip of the body. Plus size ladies with larger bust lines should choose a maxi dress with thick straps or sleeves. Adding an interesting neckline as well as a pair of heels will serve to take the maxi from hippie to glam.

Shop for maxi dresses that are sure to bring out the fabulous fashionista hidden inside every woman. This wardrobe staple is getting a revamp on the runways and should be doing the same to everyday ensembles.