short girl maxi probs.


So remember this post? 

Well I had a lot of people say something about them being short and not having the chance to wear maxi's or find them. So, I have decided to help you shorties out.

I don't know if any of you gals know this but I am a short girl myself. Well, kind of. 

I'm 5'3" and I always thought that I wasn't going to be able to pull of a maxi, but I loved them and I was determined to find myself a maxi I could work. 

So, if you are a short girl looking to work one just take a few little steps and you will be rockin' that maxi in no time.

1. If you are a shortie, it is best to go for a solid color in your maxi's. This will not only lengthen your body but it will also slim you. 

2. Stripes are a no,  no. They make you look shorter and stubbier. Not cute.

3. Since you are petite, go for a tighter fitting maxi. You can pull it off and it will further slim you.

4. Pick the right length. My ideal lenth is just hitting the bottom of my ankle. So you won't drag the dress on the floor but it will still.

5. Try to pick a dress with details the elongate the body, such as a deep V-neck or scoop neck, or anything that has a slight vertical line down it. 

Work it girl work it Spiderman

6. Wear your confidence. You look good. Work it girl. 

Hope this helped! If you have any other styling questions feel free to let me know! I enjoy this type of post! :)



  1. bahaha i saw that spiderman picture in my reader and it just made my day!

  2. Beautiful maxi dress! Just lovely, great post and thanks for sharing!


  3. Ah I love Maxi's and recently after shedding a lot of weight have finally had the confidence to wear them ( I'm 5'2) but even so, they still make me look bulkier/shorter etc than other outfits so I feel like I can wear them, they just aren't as flattering as other things.. does that make sense? But you are definitely right on the no stripes!!! Nothing makes a girl look wider than stripes.

    1. congrats on the weight loss! and try going with a darker color, maybe navy or black? that'll slim ya! like i said, work it girl! :)

  4. love a good maxi!


  5. ha, love these little tips. and it's true, any size can pull of a maxi skirt/dress. that's why i love them SO much!
    xo TJ

  6. haha i love the spidey picture ^_^
    this post is great!
    i'm also short (5''1 and a half, makes all the difference!)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

  7. i'm only 5'2, and i love maxis. length is key...needs to just barely touch the floor whether wearing flats or heels, for me!


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  10. Ahhhh i can't get enough of maxi dresses! Loving midi ones too :) xo


  11. love the tied maxi - I have done it a few times and it is a way to help with the long maxis!

  12. I definitely think girls on the shorter-side can pull it off, I have a friend who is only 5" and she wears them fantastically! I am 5'7-5'8 ish so I am on the taller side and sometimes I wish I was a bit shorter so that I could wear some of the maxi dresses out there, some of them hit me at my shins - awkward length!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


    1. see i have the exact problem! we are going to have to switch where we shop! lol most of them that i try on are way to long for me! haha

  13. Hahaha you are funny! I love your blog and LOVE these dresses! You have the cutest taste!

  14. I'm only 5'1" and I always thought that I couldn't wear a maxi skirt or dress, but then I decided to try some on and they actually fit! love the maxi look! short girls can totally pull them off.

    xoxo jess


  15. Thank you for your comment :)


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