Posh Picks: Maxi Dresses For The Rest Of Us

January 20, 2016

In my recent post about looking a hot mess over the holidays, I sent out a plea to fashion retailers to supply short people who want to wear a proper bra with summer maxi dress options like the rest of our sista fashionistas.

Judging by the comments on that post, it seems I am not alone, so I've gone on the hunt for some possible options in this week's Posh Picks. We, the people, demand wide shoulders, small armholes and back coverage high enough so that it doesn't reveal your multi-hook bra fasteners. Please provide in either solid (nice) colours or tasteful prints, instead of riotious Nanna-on-a-cruise-ship florals, animal print, patchwork detail and neon swirls all on the one garment.

For my fellow petite ladies, I find that high-low hems are a good option for giving the flowy feel of a maxi without the hem-stomping problems at the front and I also like a bit of definition around the waist because the Mama Cass look is not my jam. 

Handy Hint: for jersey and similar fabrics, knot the bottom of the dress to bring it up off your feet and/or create a new look.

Also, online retailers, can you please have your models wear their hair up so I can see whether the shoulder/neckline/strap detail is going to be sufficient, and always, ALWAYS show the back view. Oh and while I like a bit of tulle-type overlay, the lining needs to be longer than a mini skirt. Many thanks.

Here are a few selections, keeping it budget-friendly as usual:

Capture | Maxi Dress^
Ignore the poor shoe choice on this one:

Capture | Maxi Dress^
Was $59.99 now $29

Capture | Maxi Dress^
Was $99.99 now $49
Urban | Trim Maxi^
Was $74.99 now $39
Grace Hill | Tie Maxi^
Was $99 now $67
Betty Basics | Chloe Maxi^
Freez | Boho Knot Caftan^
I always thought I could never do a maxi as a shortie but they are there if you know what to look for. Do you struggle to find the perfect maxi or do you care not for the long dress format?

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