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Top 10 Petite Maxi Dresses

Top 10 Petite Maxi Dresses
January 11, 2018 Bomb Petite

If you don’t already have a maxi dress in your wardrobe, what are you waiting for? The elongating dress of the season is a key piece for any petite. From printed looks for the day time to the dressy numbers of night, there’s a maxi dress to suit every petite woman. Creating a block of solid colour head to toe, maxi dresses are slimming, add height and are bang on trend for the season. There’ll be no time spent worrying about matching separates with these must have items; with a great maxi, you’re outfit is ready in one.


ASOS Petite Cold Shoulder Detail Plunge Maxi Dress

1. The Elegant Maxi

We adore the jewel tone of this stunning maxi. This would look perfect on either an athletic/hourglass or pear figure, the plunging neckline breaks up the silhouette, whilst the shoulder detail adds a unique twist, features both body shapes will benefit from.

BOOHOO High neck drape maxi dress

2. The Nude

This nude number is the perfect piece of petite clothing we’ve been looking for. With a neckline that flatters all shapes, this Boohoo dress is perfect for a special occasion or night on the town. Dress it up with some dazzling accessories, for a stylish take on eveningwear.


ADRIANNA PAPELL Petite Embellished Ruffle Sleeve Mesh & Crepe Gown

3. The Lace-y Number

If your arms are not your favourite area, this lace number is the maxi dress for you. The ¾ length sleeves are flattering, whilst the sheer material means they don’t look heavy for eveningwear. This dress would look stunning on a pear shape, as all the beautiful intricacy is on your top half, drawing the eye upwards.


ELIZA J Petite Off the Shoulder High/Low Mermaid Gown

4. The Showstopper

Now this is what we call a ‘wow’ piece. This Eliza J dress has been designed especially for petites, so you know the proportions will flatter all body shapes, as will the darker navy hue. Whilst this will definitely flatter an hourglass shape, the nipped in waist would also add curves to an athletic silhouette. For a rectangle shape, the flouncy mermaid finish will give you some curves.


ASOS Petite City Maxi Tea Dress with V Neck and Button Detail in Red Floral Print

5. The Pretty Print

Maxi dresses don’t just have to be for night times or occasions, we say work the trend at the weekend with this printed ASOS dress. For ‘V’ body shapes, the neckline will flatter and balance out your frame, as will the tailored skirt. This on trend style would also look great on an apple shaped petite.


COAST Petite Milly Mono Maxi

6. The Occasion Maxi

There are an abundance of gorgeous petite maxi dresses around at the moment, thanks to the number of designers showing maxi dresses on the catwalk. This monochrome number would be a perfect wedding guest or black tie outfit; the V-neck and tie waist till show off any petite body shape beautifully.

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NANCY MAC Sable maxi velvet in blue

7. The Velvet Maxi

You will be seeing petite dresses galore in this season’s must have velvet texture. The slimming 40s style of the navy maxi is cut perfectly to suit an apple, hourglass or pear shape. This is a real investment piece that won’t date, you’ll be wearing this dress for seasons to come.

NANCY MAC Sable maxi dress in currant

8. The Must Have Colour Maxi

We cited this stunning burgundy hue as one of our top trending colours for Fall. From the catwalk to our favourite petite celebrities, this colour isn’t going anywhere soon. Pair with peep toe heels for a polished evening look, knowing this maxi dresses’ clever cut is ensuring you look your best.


VINCE CAMUTO Petite Stripe Jersey Cutaway Shoulder Maxi Dress

9. The Jersey Maxi

This jersey maxi from Vince Camuto is a chic take on the casual dress. The halter neck style is great for a larger bust, plus the waist panel in a contrasting stripe draws attention to the smallest part of your figure. This style is a winner for curvy, pear and V-shaped petites. Until the weather gets warmer, why not layer your favourite petite jumper over this dress, for a versatile maxi skirt look?


STYLE & CO Petite Scoop-Neck Maxi Dress

10. The Everyday Maxi

This dress should be your go-to for those days when you need to get dressed quickly and head out the door. Looking no less polished, but in a style suited to day wear, this black go-with-everything maxi is easy elegance personified. Just add your favourite petite jacket and you’re ready for the day.

Featured image by Alison of Ally Cog




COAST Petite Culpina Maxi

MISS SELFRIDGE Petite Ruffle Maxi Dress

ELIZA J Petite Scarf Print Crêpe de Chine Fit & Flare Maxi Dress

ADRIANNA PAPELL Petite Sequin Beaded Bodice Tulle Gown