August 09, 2014 Crystal Phuong 0 Comments

When it comes to fashion, I think many of us can agree on one thing: maxi dresses are gorgeous. They became a hit a few years ago and now they're back. Most likely with a vengeance. Of course, if you're  like me who's petite (5'4" or shorter), you probably find it a challenge choosing the right maxi dresses and wearing them because when worn incorrectly, there's a high possibility that you could end up looking like a tent. 

Thankfully, I have since learned how to wear gorgeous maxi dresses. And if you're as petite as me, you'll love these styling tips.

1. Never forget to wear Heels

The best way to elongate your body when wearing a maxi dress is to wear it with wedges or heels. Doing so will give you the height you need to keep the hems from touching the ground and can add a few inches of length to your small body frame.

2. Opt for the Right Prints and Designs

It's best that you scale down the prints on a dress so as to not make you look smaller than you already are. If you have a small frame, opt for maxi dresses that have small- to medium-sized prints. Avoid the humongous ones. 

As for color, the safest ones you can choose are those closer to your skin tone. However, you also have the option to go for dark neutrals as they can make you look taller.

3. Find the Right Fit

The ideal size for petite women is one that gives a snug fit. A dress with a bigger cut or size can easily swallow you up and make you look even more petite than you want to be. On the other hand, a snug dress can flatter your body shape at the right places.

And there you have the tips. It's challenging for many petite women to find dresses with the right fit, but I believe that with smart styling choices, you can pull off a gorgeous look with maxi dresses.

Lookbook store has some amazing maxi dresses that I'm sure you'll find something perfect for your petite body.

Good luck and thank you so much for reading!