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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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