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
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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