|Maxi Dress: Francesca’s ($25)
Gladiator Sandals: from Greece, similar here ($29.94)
Ark Bag: Cult Gaia
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
The Best Maxi Dress for Semi-Petite Women + Weekend Recap
You may have noticed that I was almost nonexistent when it came to posting on Instagram. However, I did share several photos and videos on my Instagram Stories. From Thursday-Saturday, I attended The Blog Society Conference that was fortunately held here in Chicago. I wanted to be more present so the best way for me to share what I’ve been up to was using Instagram Story. Do you guys utilize that feature? There was so much I learned about blogging and so many amazing people I met at #TBSCON. I’ll definitely share a recap with you guys in a week or two.
The Struggle with Maxi Dresses
I’m 5’4″ but for some reason finding a maxi dress can be a struggle. Either the dress is too long or too short. I recently learned that 5’4″ is borderline petite. For the most part, I trust that my dress will shrink a little, but that is not always the case. So if the maxi dress is affordable (like this black floral one I wore not too long ago), I don’t mind getting it hemmed. However, I finally found a style of maxi dress that will work for us 5’4″ ladies.
The Best Maxi Dress for Semi-Petite Women
The best kind of maxi dress for semi-petite women is getting a maxi dress that is asymmetrical or has the high-low style. I came across this high-low maxi dress and the length is perfect! The shorter front gives me that elongated appearance and the longer length in the back gives it a maxi dress feel to it. I am wearing an XS and it fits comfortably. This dress has a little stretch to it (I love dresses with stretch to it. It’s like the comfort of an elastic waist pants haha!).
Top 5 Maxi Dresses
Want more high-low or asymmetrical maxi dresses for us semi-petite women? Here are my current top 5 favorite dresses.
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This is such a pretty dress! The High-Low maxi is such a great style. Glad you had a good time at the conference! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com
Thank you Bryn!
Such a pretty maxi dress! Love the print!
Thank you Samantha!
Oh my, this maxi dress is stunning, Rach. I truly love the way it look on you!
Thank you so much Miri!
Sounds like you had a great time at the conference! I love the look of the high-low hem, and finding a maxi dress when you are short is always such a struggle!
Chic on the Cheap
Thank you so much!
I need this dress in my life! So gorgeous on you! I always have trouble with maxi dresses being too short. LOL
Straight A Style
You would look amazing in this dress! LOL you got legs for days girl!
Love the bag.
Thank you Regine!
Cute! And that Bag is so unique!
L.E.N.A | Revealed
Thank you Lena!
This is definitely the perfect dress, whenever I see a maxi dress and i try it on it is juts impossible because it drags for so long. Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you Camila!
So much yes about this! Being 5'2, most of the maxi dresses I try on look absolutely ridiculous, and like I'm a little kid trying to play dress up in my mom's clothes haha. But these are perfect! And I love the one you're wearing!
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The struggle is real girl! Hopefully high-low dresses work out for you!
I am always searching for a maxi that won't drag the ground. This looks great on you!
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In love with your dress and bag, Rachel. Perfect combo!!!! You are such an inspiration! Keep it up girlie.
Have a wonderful week!
Much love, Len
Aw thanks so much Len!
Gah – where was this post last month when I was looking for maxi dresses? I'm 5'3, so a little shorter than you, and I have the hardest time finding a maxi dress that doesn't drag on the floor!
Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes
Oh no! So sorry my timing was off!!
I'm seeing this basket bag everywhere. Ha!! You look wonderful in that dress and your smile is everything here. 🙂
It seriously is the best bag and goes with anything! Thank you Missy!
Very nice dress 😉
I love maxi dress but same concern comes. I am 5'4". And truly said, hi lo can be the savior of the day!
Right?! So glad it is working for you!