At just over 5ft 3″, maxi dresses are a bit of a nightmare – I always have to have them taken up unless I can find something made specifically for petites. Once you’ve factored in the cost of lopping off half of what you’ve just bought, buying a cheap and cheerful maxi for the beach is not possible!

Maxi Dress In Nepi With Strap Detail

This couldn’t be more up my street if I tried.. I’d probably shove a white or fluro racer-back t-shirt under it though if I wasn’t keeping it for the beach (and hence a bikini bra!). It’s £25 HERE. I’m going to focus a bit more on stuff for petites I think… trousers are also a nightmare and the best I’ve found for my height are the Zara basic zip ankle ones.. they’re probably meant to be three-quarters on everyone else ;-).

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