12ish Style founder and curvy model Katie Sturino knows how frustrating it can be to get dressed in the summer — especially when it comes to flimsy fabrics and skimpy straps. But because there’s no trend that she won’t try, Sturino is here to prove that maxi dresses are a total yes, no matter your size. Watch the video above from her series, “Supersize It” to see how she takes one of her favorite celebrity fashion trends and makes it a staple in her own everyday wardrobe.
“Don’t be scared of a full-length situation with a maxi dress,” Sturino advises, adding, “it’s going to give you an instantly polished look, and you’re going to look like you’re coming off of an island photo shoot. Plus, it’s really easy to wear Spanx underneath for thigh chafe.”
Sturino paired her style with a chunky low heel to dress it up. But instead of wearing a belt, she let the dress fall loose for summer comfort. And if you’re worried about a lack of support up top, Sturino assures you that it’s possible to still achieve it by going for a dress that’s one size smaller than what you’d usually wear.