You might not have heard the term maximalism before, but we bet you've seen the bold looks that are inspiring the movement. Fashion girls everywhere are ditching the neutral tones and clean lines of a minimalist aesthetic for a louder approach to dressing that involves graphic prints, ruffles on everything, and exaggerated silhouettes (oversize sleeves, anyone?).
Now is not the time to hold back on this season's most daring trends. We've broken down three of the biggest ways to dress like a maximalist for fall and exactly how you should be wearing them. While curvy, short, and tall shapes are highly generalized body types, we hope to give you a little bit of personalized inspiration on how you can try these trends in a way that works best for you.
Don't think a bold maximalist look is for you? Think again. You can dress for your body and stay super current with just a few styling tips. Read on to learn more and shop selected pieces.
Ruffles have easily become this season's top trend—they're everywhere. But they're often tricky to style, which is why we're breaking down tips on how to wear them for curvy, short, and tall body types.
A horizontal ruffle balances out your height—and this bodysuit is too chic to pass up.
Prints can be one of the hardest things to style, as they can easily look unflattering if not chosen carefully. For example, avoid wearing horizontal stripes if you're on the shorter side (vertical stripes typically lengthen any body type). And when in doubt, bigger is better when it comes to prints.
With dramatic hemlines and asymmetric tailoring, this is one of our favorite trends yet. And just like with ruffles, knowing how to execute the exaggerated silhouette can be tricky, but the payoff is worth it. It's always best to add the eye-catching drama to your best-looking features.