The Petite Girl's Maxi Dress

edwardian bluebells-45This dress is described as a midi dress, but you'd probably never guess that by looking at these pictures. I think this is my third midi dress that instead of hitting somewhere between my knee and ankle, grazes my toes. Which I don't mind, because I quite like a maxi dress--for one thing, they're actually more flattering on my height than most midi dresses! But midi dresses are quite handy for the vertically challenged like myself--instant maxi dress, especially useful since most maxi dresses are too long for petite ladies. Instead of needing to hem several inches off a new dress, I can just look at the midi section and find something in a perfect length I won't trip over! This one has the added bonus of a romantic, lace-trimmed feel that perfectly channels Picnic at Hanging Rock. Of course, since it's spring in Ireland, rather than February in Australia, my setting is a far cry from that film. Where the film is dry and ominous, here the woods are lush and magical. Thomas even found an elusive white bluebell amongst the carpet of blue!edwardian bluebells-6 edwardian bluebells-7-side
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22 comments:

  1. Love this blog post! I'm super small as well (most Size 0s don't fit me, I need to shop in the kids section!) at barely five feet so all midi dresses look like maxis for me. It's nice knowing that I can relate to someone! 🙂🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. You look so angelical in these pictures ❤

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  3. I love everything about this post! That lavender flower crown is magical!

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  4. Such a beautiful forest and I adore that dress.

    I too am short and have had to shorten a maxi dress. I found a nice midi skirt, but yes, that too was a maxi skirt on me, and a beautiful knee-length dress that was more midi on me. Sometimes it's just plain hard finding ready-to-wear clothes that fit my body perfectly.

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  5. I love your dress so much! It suits the bluebells so well!

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  6. These pictures are incredible, they let you feel the quiet atmosphere of this blue forest ��

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  7. Alright, this has got to be one of my fav looks of yours to date!!! I have been trying to thrift a white flowly Edwardian style dress like this to of no avail yet! I adore how you paired it with the flower crown! ��✨

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    1. Yes I know the feeling! I've been looking for this style dress for ages as well--all the vintage ones from this era are too delicate/expensive and it's hard to find something with the right "feel" that doesn't look 70s.

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  8. Such a great post for short gals! Love the colors and flowers! 🌸

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  9. I just ordered a full length bridesmaid’s dress from Bhldn and I’m convinced it’ll be a foot too long. I ordered it really late, so I might be hemming it myself ������

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  10. Every post you create is amazing and so inspiring!! This dress and flower crown are lovely :)

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  11. The crown and forest makes you seem like a nymph

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  12. Magical photos! I too am vertically challenged and love white dresses, hah.

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  13. I’m relatively short as well and I have never thought of this! Maxi dresses always drag on the ground and I hate it! I am going to see if a midi dress hits me at the right length! P.S. I’ve been following your blog for years (probably close to 7 years!) and I have to say, you have the most amazing style and pictures! I adore it! ✨❤️

    -Alicia @mynorthernheart

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  14. Gorgeous and magical (as always!) ✨ Totally feel you as a fellow shortie �� I love when dresses are midi or pants are 3/4 - no hemming required!

    - Sarah @sarahalleyn

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  15. That straw pig purse is the cutest!!!

    I love all your novelty purses, but this little piggy might be my fave!

    - Lindsay @thelovelyredfox

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  16. That's an adorable dress in a wonderful woodland! It's curious (and a bit sad) to think I didn't get to see the bluebells while I lived in England... But I did get then a 1930's Edwardian-ish revival gown (not exactly a revival, but it resembled more the Edwardian era than the thirties) and it used to be just so dearing. Unfortunately the fabric was very fragile and it teared in many places over the years I had it, so now I'm back again at the search for one... But opposite from you petites, I'm on the tall side, and the maxi dresses on this style are way harder to find... while the midi ones are truly midi lenght... oh well, haha!
    I'm oh so enchanted by these woods, and you amongst them, though! that's fresh and light.

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  17. There’s just something about flowers crowns that other headbands don’t bring to the table. I love this one, especially since it looks so great with your red hair!

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  18. Your dress is so pretty
    It is crazy how far behind you are when it comes to the flowers blooming
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  19. I think this is one of my all-time fave outfit posts you've done, you look gorgeous! Like a fairy princess <3

    Jacqueline | http://www.jackieomy.com/

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