I’ve got a quick post for you lovely little ladies out there that struggle with finding a way to make a maxi dress work for them when you can’t find the same one in a petite range. I love a maxi dress, but spent so long avoiding them as I thought I’d look shorter than I already am. Well, I’m here to tell you I was wrong!
Yes, I could always chop off the excess fabric and take it up (I do it for loads of other people after all), but when it comes to my own clothes – quite frankly I can’t be bothered to get my sewing machine out and will avoid it as much as possible.
But if you find the right kind of style – there’s no need to get the scissors out! All you need is a strapless bra and a maxi dress with an elasticated waist.
I picked up this gorgeous maxi dress from New Look the other day which inspired this post – it was in the sale and an absolute bargain at just £12!
After putting it on and trying to mark where I was going to take it up, I stood in front of the mirror and starting folding, tucking and adjusting (because getting my sewing machine out again after a day of sewing the day before didn’t appeal) – before I knew it, I had it looking great and I didn’t fall over when I walked!
It’s VERY easy and I took a few snaps to show you how I did it.
Stretch out the waist and turn the bottom upwards until the hem sits where you need it to;
Once you’ve figured out how much you need to take up, pull your bra out and tuck the excess fabric underneath;
Make sure to do the same around the back!
Pull the gathered fabric around a bit so the top section overlaps where you’ve tucked it under and you’re done!
I told you it was a quick one! Not only have I taken it up, I’ve also accentuated my small boobs, giving an illusion I’ve got a pretty decent rack – not bad eh?!
Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see some more petite fashion hacks and if you’ve got some of your own!