•Thin jersey fabrics cling to your bits and bumps so consider shape wear underneath.
•No rhinestones; ethnic or earthy jewelry work best.
•Wovens in belt, bag and hat go with the casual theme.
Be cautious about a sun hat: A floppy straw hat can look a bit '60s summer-of-love. Try a cloche or head wrap for a bad hair day.
Remember lipstick and mascara to avoid looking like you just crawled out of bed.
Don't show off your underwear; no visible bra straps, please!
Keep it casual! Avoid office-y blazers or structured jackets as cover-ups. A simple cardigan is better.
Patterns are more forgiving of figure flaws. Skimpy T-shirt fabric will cling to your bumps but heavier jersey like this dress works wonders.
Choose one jewelry focal point like an armload of bangles or a statement necklace. Think ethnic and beads, not rhinestones.
Length is crucial. Show your shoes. If the dress drags on the ground, hem it or use a skinny woven or straw belt to blouse (and shorten) it. Holding your skirt off the floor so you won't trip is a big N-O.
Heels and platforms are too dressy for an informal maxi. Gladiators, ballet flats or wedges are ideal. And don't forget your pedi and polish.