Short Girl | Long Dress

Who says a short girl can’t wear a long dress?!  You tall ladies can certainly rock these long looks, but us shorter gals can too.  When I tried on this crochet back maxi dress and it fit without having to pull puddles of fabric up from the floor I was so stoked.  I’m 5’1 and wearing the petite xs with wedge heels and didn’t alter it at all.  That.never.happens!  But, the cool thing is that it comes in regular also. 😉

But here’s the part that had me drooling – the crocheted back! 

So pretty and different! 

Then, I also found this marcia print maxi dress (also in petite) and again, a perfect fit.  I’m wearing the same wedge sandals with this dress, but could easily wear flat sandals with this one since it’s a little shorter in the length.   

midi ring (similar)

Chances are, if you’re under 5’4 like me, if the dress doesn’t come in petite, you’ll have to alter the length.  This is why I wish I could sew better!  Seems like such a simple alteration to just hem the bottom of a dress, I should try to sew straight lines better.  I hemmed my son’s birthday Power Ranger  costume and have made drapes and pillow covers, but haven’t really ever hemmed my own clothes.  So jealous of you ladies that can sew!  
Felicity & Coco Printed Maxi (regular & petite)
Eliza J Print Crepe de Chine Halter Maxi (regular & petite) 40% off
Eliza J Print Chiffon Halter Dress – This floral print dress reminds me of the one I wore for Easter.  Same pattern, right?! 

You can’t go wrong with a nude wedge heel with most long dresses.  I found a few for you here. 

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. ok I'm a large chested girl, are you wearing a nude bra with the dress? I love it..but I don't want to look tack with a bra showing. So I wasn't sure if it was lined so the bra doesn't show.

    1. No bra in the pics- implants keeping the girls up and the top is pretty snug so I felt secure going without. That would've been a cool idea if the crochet was lined, but it's not. I agree, you don't want a bra showing in the back and found this one that could work – it's backless and strapless.

  2. I love all of these but the first is my favorite. That back is so pretty. I am 5 ft and even with wedges or heels I still have to have them hemmed. It is so frustrating.


  3. Megan, I love that first dress on you! You look gorgeous. It is very flattering on you and the back is fun and sexy. I might have to order that dress. I'm 5'3" and loved your post today. Have you tried on that Eliza J print crepe de chine halter maxi? I've been eyeing that one, too, but curious how it would look on us shorter gals.

  4. As someone who is 5 ft and 1/2 inch, I totally appreciate this post. You look fantastic in all the dresses! To find anything that does not need to be altered is one of the best simple joys in my life.

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