We get that you've got a lot of hesitations about wearing the dress-over-pants look. It poses a bunch of threats, after all: When done wrong, you could end up looking frumpy, far shorter than you actually are...or both. Are we scaring you? Let Liz Uy convince you that it's really not as tough as it sounds!
Avoid stumpiness by picking a floor-sweeping number done up in vertical stripes (a.k.a. the oldest lengthening trick in the book!). Toss it over slim-cut jeans then leave a few buttons of your maxi dress undone so that it floats behind you like a cape. Regal? Cool? We say you don't need to choose just one.