The Bohemian style has been such a darling of fashion for many years, and there is no sign that it will fade off any time soon. One of the signature looks is maxi dresses, especially floral maxi dresses. In the summer time when you are hanging on the beach or by the pool, nothing seems to be better than a flowy and sexy maxi dress. When you are packing for vacation at a resort, maxi dresses are the no brainer as they are so light and easy to care for. Now, the question is can short girls rock the maxi dress trend? Many people have read in fashion magazines or stylist blogs that petite women are better off wearing shorter skirts in order to make their legs look longer. While that is true to some degree, petite girls actually have two choices in terms of the most flattering length. You can either go short or go long, and by long I mean really long (at least ankle length). In fact, maxi dresses for short girls can be one of the most flattering pieces in your wardrobe, if you master the skills of how to wear it. (Read the article about styling tips of maxi dresses for short women.) Because of the length, maxi dresses for short girls can create a single column of color, which effectively elongates petite women and make them look taller. (Read more about How to Look Taller)
So, maxi dresses for short girls are definitely something you should try, if you do not own several already. Now the bigger question is where do we find maxi dresses for short girls? Maxi dresses used to be such a privilege of taller girls because stores only carried them in regular length (women at least 5’5”). Maxi dresses for short girls was rarely known or next to unheard of. In the past few years, more and more designers have realized the underserved needs of maxi dresses for short girls and have started to add in their lines petite sizes of maxi dresses. Today, we’ll talk about our favorite places to find maxi dresses for short girls, and we hope more and more will be added to this list.
You will be like a kid in a candy store at ASOS, if you are looking for maxi dresses for short girls that are reasonably priced and trendy. ASOS has the largest selection of maxi dresses for short girls in a wide price range, most of which are under $100. You can find a casual black maxi dress of jersey material for as low as $29, and you also have the choice of more formal maxi dresses (if you are going to a wedding) such as the frock and frill petite premium embellished top maxi dress for $245. What I like about ASOS is that their models of maxi dresses for short girls are actually short girls! That means you can see what they look exactly on a 5’2” girl and what kind of shoes she is wearing (heels? Flats?), which makes it so much easier to estimate what it will look on you. Another reason we have picked ASOS as a favorite shop of maxi dress for short girls you can easily find them. All you need to do is go to their petite dresses section and look under shop by length, and check the maxi dresses. We also love the fact They also have some designs such as vertical strap which are meant to be flattering for petite body frame.
Reformation is not the biggest name in petite fashion, but they are definitely the up and comer. They started “Don’t call me cute” line recently, which has some really chic and cute designs of maxi dresses for short girls. Their design of petite maxi dresses with side split is sexy and very flattering for short girls. We also love their colors- they are either in neutral solid colors or vertical prints, which are the best friends for a short girl searching for maxi dresses. The last thing a petite girl wants is to wear busy and loud floral prints all over and look swamped by the dress. Their price of petite maxi dresses is $218.
Aren’t they like the queen of the Bohemian style in ready to wear fashion? Of course Anthropologie is one of the best places to find maxi dresses for short girls. Their design is in general chic and their fit for petite sizes are pretty spot on. If you love floral prints, you will be in heavy here as they have so many choices of floral maxi dresses for short girls. However, petite women should still be very careful about the floral prints they wear on the maxi dresses. The rule of thumb is the prints should not be larger than your fist. Proportion is key in any petite styling, so make sure everything you wear is in proportion to your body frame.
This is one of the popular places for fast fashion of reasonably priced petite clothing. They are kind of similar to ASOS in terms of the price range, and you can find some cute designs of maxi dresses for short girls here.
Nordstrom is one of the most petite friendly department stores in the US, where you can find petite size clothing for almost any category. They carry different brands of maxi dresses for short girls, and you can find different price point and max dresses for different occasions. If you are looking for a maxi length dress for a formal occasion such as a wedding guest, you will find some really fashionable brands at Nordstrom in petite sizes. Nordstrom also makes it easy for you to find the maxi dresses, and all you need to do is to search by length.