I'm Petite and Finally Dared to Wear a Maxi Dress

August 28, 2017
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Can you believe it's taken me so long to jump on the maxi dress bandwagon? Being 5'2'' I thought this type of dress wasn't for me. No matter how trendy an item is, if I think it's not going to suit me I won't buy it. Same goes for culottes or wide-leg cropped pants which I actually like.boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger
boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger
I had tried some maxi dresses previously, but I always opted for mini dresses instead. Finally, I found this long boho dress. When I saw the beautiful embroidery I was sold. It also has an Ibiza vibe that's difficult to resist. It's slightly oversized and flowy which makes it perfect to let the breeze go in and cool you off on a hot summer day. I still think that a tall gal would look like a Greek goddess in it but I do like it for petites too. What do you think? 

Here's a sneak peek of my wedding shoes. Yes, I chose espadrilles. I wanted height and comfort so when I found out that Spanish brand Castañer had a bridal collection I saw the light. Someone had finally made my dream shoes. The fabric is satin and the straps are velvet so it's much more delicate and high quality than regular espadrilles. The fact that I can still wear these after the wedding is also an advantage because if I had bought a pair of white pumps I'd have never worn them again.
boho maxi dress castaner bride espadrilles petite fashion blogger
boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger

boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger
boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger
Photography tip: take a look at the light on the picture below. We always look for a way to get the sun shinning on my hair but this time we managed to get a kind of aura around the whole body as well. Also, since the skirt is white (but not see-through) you can make out the silhouette underneath which I think looks really nice. Always look for the best lighting options possible! Look around your shooting location before you start taking photos, it usually takes some trial and error until you figure this out but the result is totally worth it.
boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger
boho maxi dress petite fashion blogger
I've been putting together photography tips to do a "photography tricks I've learnt from blogging" post. Would you like to see posts of that sort on the blog? What photography questions do you have?
xo Cristina

Pepe Jeans long boho dress
Castañer espadrilles (USA/Spain)
Tous bracelet (USA/Spain)


English Corner
to jump/get on the bandwagon - to support something that is popular
trial and error - the process of experimenting with various methods until finding the most successful.


  1. What a lovely outfit ;)


  2. María Majón DiéguezAugust 28, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    me encanta amor!

  3. That maxi dress is so lovely, Cristina! And looks so comfy too :) I'm about 5'5...so I often feel like it's hard to wear long skirts too! Usually in those times, wedges are my best friend :)

  4. This is so cute on you! I love maxi dresses & I'm short, but they're so comfy!
    Love this post!
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.wordpress.com

  5. Living on Cloud NineAugust 28, 2017 at 8:53 PM

    And wear it beautifully you do!! I love it and you look gorgeous!!

  6. I'm glad you finally did it! You look amazing in that maxi!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris


  7. You look so cute in that adorable maxi dress !
    Have a great start to your week !

  8. Yay, you made the jump! It's hard to find maxi dresses at our height, although I have an inch on you :) I find that I have the most luck with Nordstrom Petites Maxi dresses.

  9. You look beautiful in that maxi. I love that embroidery detailing!


  10. So glad you jumped on the maxi bandwagon because this dress looks amazing on you! Love the detail on the top!

    xx, Elise

  11. Love that dress. Embroidery GOOD! I have a petite friend who has been wearing maxis for years and they look stunning on her. I think it's a matter of the dress's proportions, fabric and wearing a little heel that makes the difference. There's a fabulous maxi out there for every height and shape. Glad you decided to give them a try. This one looks spectacular on you.


  12. You look so good - the coloured detailing at the top of the dress is gorgeous!

    The Leach Life | theleachlife.com

  13. This maxi looks awesome on you! I'm on the shorter side and I love maxi dresses- literally so comfy + easy to throw on.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. You are making a pretty dress all the more pretty babe!

  15. Your dress is really lovely . I am also not very tall and maxi long dresses are hard to wear but still they are really pretty.


  16. I'm a petite too, as I'm 156cm and I haven't wore a maxi dress. Never. I always look at them like oooh how pretty they are but sadly I haven't found my style yet :( But this looks so good! The style is little different than those that I usually see. I love it!

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

  17. You look absolutely pretty in that maxi dress dear! I think you should wear maxi dress more often.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  18. Well... you're taller than me :) I'm 5"
    The dress looks really good.

  19. Beautiful pictures, beautiful dress! Loving these photos! I'm such a fan of a good maxi dress! Glad that you're jumping on the bandwagon :)

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

  20. The dress is super cute and looks simply beautiful on you, thanks for sharing on Fabulous Friday Link-up. Jacqui

  21. Un look precioso!!

  22. I love the detailing on your beautiful dress! I only last year got into wearing maxi dresses. Not sure why! Love the lighting in the pics.. I try and get the hair glistening photos too!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  23. I am also petite (5'2") but I love Maxi dresses! I wear them even id they d sweep the floor a little :D Love the colors on you!

  24. Precioso el vestido y te queda genial! Una pena que tardases tanto en ponerte uno!
    Muy chulo el detalle de las cuñas, yo hago lo mismo. La comodidad es lo primero!
    Un besazo!!


  25. The embroidery on this dress IS stunning, and you totally look 5'10" tall in this dress! I think it's because it has that lovely floaty quality to it.


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