The Perfect Maxi Dress for Summer

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Capri maxi dress c/o Sugar Love Boutique  /  White wedges  /  White tote  /  Hamsa necklace  /  BaubleBar Katniss cuff  /  Stella & Dot renegade cluster bracelet  /  Earrings

As a petite woman (I hate calling myself a woman, I usually say ‘girl’ instead), I have a love-hate relationship with maxi dresses. I love how they look, but hate how 90% of them fit me. Since I’m short (5′ 2″ on a good day), they are always far too long on me. And sometimes getting them hemmed costs more than the dress itself. No thanks.

So when I received this blue and white maxi dress from Sugar Love Boutique, I was anxious to see how it fit. I chose a size small based upon the model in the photo and crossed my fingers. To my surprise, it fit great! It grazes the floor if I’m wearing flat sandals, but a pair of wedges makes the dress the perfect length. The material is also really stretchy and thin, which is amazing for hot summer days.

The last thing I love about this dress is the funky pattern. Blue and white are colors I love to pair together, and the pattern adds some fun. Plus, when you’re petite you can pull off bold patterns since they add extra weight to your frame (which you can get away with when you’re small!) So I’m pretty much in love with this dress.

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97 Comments

  1. First of all, why does your hair always look so perfect? Second, that dress is gorgeous, I love the color and the pattern. You look great!

  2. I’ve had the same problems with Maxi’s so happy when I find one that fits. This one on you is beautiful and fits perfectly! Love the colour.

  3. you look stunning in this dress! i feel like you should be on a beach somewhere in this (with a fruity drink in hand) 🙂

  4. Your dress is so pretty!! And your hair looks gorgeous here. They should really start selling maxi dresses in lengths like they do for pants, I can never find one that’s the right length for me.

  5. I love the way that dress fits you! The pattern is really fun and I also have to add in the fact that your curls are perfect!

  6. This dress is so flattering on you! Gotta love a great maxi. An it makes you look mega tall! What petite girl??

  7. I love maxi dresses and this one is especially stunning! The color and print look so pretty with your skin tone! You and I have opposite problems…usually I can’t find a maxi dress that’s long enough for me lol!

  8. Ooooh la la! That dress is gorgeous and you look so pretty in it! Obviously you’re rocking two of my favorite colors too 🙂

  9. You look fabulous! Love the dress…I agree, as a shorty myself, it’s touch to find maxis you don’t trip over, but when they do, I love em!

  10. This dress looks perfect on you! I’m only 5ft tall and have issues finding ones that fit well too 🙁 Love the colors of this one though!

  11. Oh my goodness, Rachel your hair is stunning! I cut my hair a few months ago and now I just cant handle the short length! I cant wait til mine looks like yours.

  12. I had no idea you were petite! You always look tall (in a good way)! And to answer a recent comment by you…yes I am fairly tall…I nearly 5’9″, which I guess is tall!
    Anyways, LOVE this dress on you! The color and print are super pretty and the cut is really flattering!

    1. haha thanks so much! I’m only 5’2″ but people tell me in photos I look taller. You are tall and thin, so you DO look tall in your photos, too!

  13. Wow, this really is the perfect maxi. It looks so great on you! As a fellow 5’2″er I know exactly what you mean about most of them fitting oddly. Glad you found the perfect one.

  14. Hahah I’m 5’2″ on a good day too. I know what you mean about maxi dresses. It’s so hard to find one that’s the perfect length for the vertically challenged. I love that dress! The pattern and color is amazing. I’m going to have to go check it out.

  15. Rachel, I have the same issues with maxi Dresses, most of the time they are too Long for me. I love how it fits you, super flattering on you and that Vibrant blue Looks great on your Skin tone :-)…and this hair hmmmm just so pretty 🙂

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