Quick maxi dress hack for my short girls!

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;

Petite maxi dress hack

Once you’ve figured out how much you need to take up, pull your bra out and tuck the excess fabric underneath;

Petite maxi dress hack

Make sure to do the same around the back!

Maxi dress back tuck

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!

Until Next Time


8 thoughts on “Quick maxi dress hack for my short girls!

  1. Okay the last bit made me laugh out loud “giving an illusion I’ve got a pretty decent rack” 😂 you’re the best! This is such a fab idea and despite being a fellow short lady I’d never though of this! I stay away from maxi dresses too and jumpsuits as I end up looking like slenderman or something in them. I wonder if the same thing would work?! I suppose it’d depend on the measurements and your body really! Absolutely adore the dress too and what a bargain!
    Alice Xx

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    1. Give it a go!! I think you’d deffo look fab in a maxi with some chunky boots and leather jacket 👌🏻 and lol, I actually laughed when I wrote it, so I’m glad it made someone chuckle 😂😂 xxx


    1. Ahh good, deffo give it a go and if you’re in the dressing room trying it on it’s a lifesaver as it gives you an idea if you actually want to go through the hassle of getting it taken up! ❤️❤️


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