The Perfect Maxi Dress for Summer
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.
You look way taller in these pics, that dress looks amazing on you. And love your curls.
haha thanks! I love when I look taller since I’m such a small fry
You have such gorgeous hair! Tops off any outfit perfectly.
Thank you sooo much!
This maxi really lengthens you! You look so tall and lean!
Thanks! I love anything that makes me look taller!
You look gorgeous, Rachel. I think blue is your color!
aw thank you!
I really love the print and color of this maxi! it looks great. Your hair is SO long!
Thanks! I’ve been growing it out and taking really good care of it so I haven’t had many split ends (thank God!)
Love the dress, Rachel! As a fellow short girl, I am also a fan of the maxi/wedge combo.
Thank you! Shorties stick together haha
Totally love this max dress on you! It’s pretty perfect. And how fantastic does your hair look!? Love!
aw thank you!
Fun dress! I love the color and the pattern!
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!
haha thanks! I swear it’s not always perfect.
Rachel this maxi dress is gorgeous!! The colors are incredible and it looks beautiful on you.
Thank you Maria! <3
That dress is a gorgeous color on you! I have the same love/hat relationship with maxis 🙂
What a gorgeous maxi! I too usually have to hem my maxis which is such a pain!
This time I didn’t which was AMAZING. I feel your pain girl
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.
Thank you Pia!
this dress is ADORABLE and looks so good on you! love it with the wedges and your hair looks beautiful.
Thank you Amy! xo
you look stunning in this dress! i feel like you should be on a beach somewhere in this (with a fruity drink in hand) 🙂
haha I WISH! Thank you Chels
Maxi dresses, yayyy! You know I’m obsessed.
This cobalt color is beautiful on you- love the pattern, too. Stunner!
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.
Such a great idea. GET ON THAT.
I agree, this max dress is gorgeous and I love how you styled it!
Very pretty and it does fit you very well! I’m 5’2″ as well and I hate that a good fitting maxi is hard to find!
I would’ve thought you were sooo much taller by your photos!
It fits you perfectly! I love the pattern and the colors, beautiful!
thank you Amy!
Love the maxi! It is perfect.
You look great, and I love that color blue!
thank you Laura!
That is the CUTEST dress! I’ll have to head over there to check out their dresses!
OMG i just tried that exact dress on at a local boutique in my town! now im regretting buying it!
Oh wow that’s awesome! haha
As a petite girl, it’s hard for me to find the right maxis too! I love this one! I love the color and pattern! Looks beautiful on you!
Thank you so much!
Gorgeous! And your hair is absolutely beautiful!
Such a beautiful and fresh summer look! I love the white tote too
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!
That maxi is gorgeous and it looks amazing on you! I hate hemming things too and you hit the jackpot here – the length is perfect!
This dress is so flattering on you! Gotta love a great maxi. An it makes you look mega tall! What petite girl??
haha I swear I’m only 5’2″- thanks!
Finding a petite maxi is definitely challenging! I love the print on this one so much!
Thanks! Yours always fit so well too (I need to check out LOFT’s as you said before!)
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!
Thank you! Jealous of you tall girl!
Ooooh la la! That dress is gorgeous and you look so pretty in it! Obviously you’re rocking two of my favorite colors too 🙂
Thank you! Great timing with our posts haha
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!
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!
Super cute maxi dress! Love the color on you and you’re right the length is perfect.
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.
Thank you sooo much!
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!
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!
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.
yes! Thanks April!
You look lovely 🙂 The maxi dress is so much fun…the print and the color are so vibrant!
TWO THUMBS UP for you in a maxidress…..you really nailed it!!!
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.
That dress looks fabulous on you! Pretty color and pattern!
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 🙂
Thank you Ani <3
STUNNING! I love the color and the pattern. You look fab!
Adore this dress, Rachel! You look so beautiful!!
Pretty maxi! It really is perfect for summer!
simply gorgeous lady! And I am dying to know how you get those perfect curls in your hair!!
aw thanks Jessica!