It’s true that there are some maxi dresses out there that aren’t all that flattering or make you look “frumpy” but that’s nothing a great belt wont fix! Belts are GREAT and definitely a must in your closet all year round because they can define your waistline, tuck you right in and also, when used on dresses, they can elongate the lower part of your body (what woman doesn’t want all of that?). If that doesn’t work then try a maxi skirt instead.
You still get that long elegant look and the full dress feel without having to wear one. A great style tip to keep in mind when wearing your maxi dress or skirt is to pair it with a comfy wedge; doing this adds length and height.