It's official. I'm sad to say it but I'm not liking this as a maxi dress. It looks more like an extra long tank/beach coverup. I really like maxi dresses at Anthropoligie with pretty bust detailing, flattering straps and fuller skirts. Just overall more dress like silhouettes which is what's most important in a maxi. I can tell that it's too narrow in the hips to be flattering on pear shaped figures.