Maxi dress for a mini

My pre holiday diet has been a shambles – A total disaster! I am due to leave for warmer shores in five days and I seem to be dreaming, thinking and eating food non stop.  Last week I decided there was only one thing for it. Not quite so desperate as to go as far as Nigella Lawson and her burqini, I have been on the hunt for a maxi dress for a mini person. Time to cover up some of those lumps and bumps, at least until I get a bit of a tan… No mean feat for someone who is 5 ft 1 let me tell you!

I think I may have found the perfect maxi for a wedding I’m going to in August but I’m still trying to bring the whole outfit together and am not 100% convinced. As with most clothes in my life it does need a tad bit of altering (about a 3 inch snip off the bottom), but I can live with that. It’s finding the maxi dress for my holiday that I’m having the big problem with. I ordered the following dresses from ASOS and nearly drowned trying to put them over my head! So much material for such a small person…

I love this 70’s inspired dress but just got totally lost in it.
Not a good look as the bottom half is a lot fuller than it seems in the picture.

This dress is really pretty but just looked very wrong on me. I looked like I had a tiny top half and a big fat bottom half.
Once again far too much material going on at the bottom for a petite person.

After hours of searching I have decided to make one more last ditched attempt and have ordered three dresses from Miss Selfridge.
Not somewhere I normally shop simply because I haven’t ventured into one of their stores for quite a few years now. The dresses are not something I would usually consider but desperate times calls for desperate measures!

Petites Tribal Animal Maxi Dress – £49.00

Petites Bandeau Maxi Dress – £39.00
I have a feeling this one will make me look a bit like a curtain but I waned to give it a try as the picture often lies… We’ll see.

Petites Moroccan Maxi Dress – £33.00 – The cheapest of the three and I might be popping over to Morocco for the day…

Wish me luck and if any of you short folk have the perfect dress then let me know.

2 Responses

  1. Yvonne Duffield July 29, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    I have never found a maxi I could wear, even though I love them on other people. Sometimes it’s a pain being small, I know.

  2. seebyzoe July 30, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Dress update –

    The Tribal Animal Maxi Dress fits and is lovely!

    The Petites Bandeau Maxi Dress – As I suspected the pattern is a bit much (but fits perfectly) and the frill at the top isn’t a great look for me.

    The Petites Moroccan Maxi Dress – I can’t decide. It is quite long so will need altering but the rest of the fit is great.

    So far Miss Selfridge seems to have the best fit dresses for petites :)

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