How Minis Can Go Maxi

Eva Longoria (Photo Credit: People ), Fergie (Photo Credit: People), and Nicole Ritchie (Photo Credit: Style)

As a petite woman, It’s difficult following the current trends, especially floor sweeping trends like the maxi dress. Fortunately, we have celebrity style twins like Eva Longoria and Nicole Ritchie, to help us navigate through these trends (unfortunately, we don’t have their bank accounts). Check out these five simple rules for how to wear a maxi dress if you’re petite.

How to Wear a Maxi Dress if You’re Petite

1. Watch Your Length

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Karen Kane Sleeveless Maxi Dress, $58.90 at Nordstrom

If you are petite many dresses probably start out too long for you. The ideal length for a maxi, for a petite woman is somewhere between the ankle and the top of the foot. Any longer and you end up having to carry your dress all day. Any shorter and you look too boxy. Try to find the right length by looking for a dress that is calf length for an average height woman, which reduces the likelihood of needed to have the dress altered.