The Perfect Maxi

Summer Floral Maxi Dress

Even though I’m a bit on the short side (thanks mom and dad!), I love me a good maxi dress.  There’s something undeniably feminine about a full-length frock.  But still, at a staggering 5’2″, the perfect length is hard to come by.  Sure, I could put in the extra effort to get them tailored, but I prefer picking up pieces that don’t require a 1-3 day wait time.  They don’t call it ready-to-wear for nothing!

How to Wear a Floral Maxi Dress

So when I put on this wallpaper floral maxi dress from LOFT, it was love at first sight.  I bought it in petites, so the hem was already hovering perfectly above the ground — even while wearing flats!  And oh hey there side slit — don’t mind if I channel a little Angelina Jolie.  I’ll probably be scooping up this dress in turquoise ASAP because all dresses are 40% off at LOFT right now!  Happy Monday!

White Floral Summer Dress Summer Floral Maxi Dress How to Wear a Summer Maxi Dress Floral Maxi Dress & Tan Bucket Bag Floral Maxi & Tan Bucket Bag Floral Maxi Dress with Slit

Dress: LOFT (take 40% off all dresses!)
Necklace: Kate Spade (similar here and here)
Bag: Old Navy (similar here and here)
Bracelets: Gorjana & Griffin (c/o); LOFT
Sandals: JustFab (c/o)



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Tracy Davis


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  1. Meagan wrote:

    Love this maxi! I’m usually not one for florals, but this print is gorgeous!

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  2. Totally with you on avoiding the tailor whenever possible. This floral print is gorgeous on you, and love flirty the details!


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  3. Alissa wrote:

    I have friends who are your height and they definitely have the same struggle! I hateeee going to a tailor because they are so expensive but ever so often I have to go.

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  4. Naghmeh wrote:

    hehe I just wrote about the same thing! …great minds 😉
    I love the print on this maxi and it looks like it would be perfect for those hot summery days!
    The Fashionista Bubble

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  5. Kayla wrote:

    This maxi dress is so beautiful on you! Love the floral print! : )


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  6. Rachelle wrote:

    Love is killing it lately, that dress is so cute. If you get the chance, join my linkup today to share your amazing post.


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  7. I adore this print and got the pencil skirt version. The maxi is so pretty, the details of the side slit and the back is just gorgeous!


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  8. shirarosen88 wrote:

    At a “staggering 5″2” hahahahaha! I feel you girl! I’m barely 5’2 and love when maxis come in petite!

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  9. Rachel wrote:

    I’m 5’2″ on a good day, so I love LOFT clothing. This dress is so pretty!

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  10. Kimberley wrote:

    Loving the floral dress on you! Its completely effortless!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  11. Kate wrote:

    Love that bucket bag and I cannot believe it’s from Old Navy!!

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  12. This looks fab on you!

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  13. Loving the print on this dress!

    Liz @

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  14. Maru wrote:

    I love maxi dresses! They are so comfy and stylish

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  15. lyddiegal wrote:

    What a perfect floral print! And any time you don’t have to hem something it’s a huge bonus!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  16. Love this dress! It’s perfect for summer.

    Style by Joules

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  17. I already have the shirt in that print (you might have seen it on the blog!) and now I want the dress too! 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

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  18. I love finding pieces that fit perfectly off the hanger! Love this pretty floral print!


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  19. What a great dress. I am really into maxis lately and have been looking for one with a fun summer print and this might be just perfect! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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  20. Great look! The only times I have ever had anything tailored were some of my favourite pieces that were too big after I lost weight. But with the expense of tailoring, I’m with you on just trying to find clothes that are ready to go!


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  21. Jackie wrote:

    I’m on the short side as well (we’re talking 5’1″ over here), but I also really love maxi dresses. It’s amazing to finally find that one that works!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  22. Ginny wrote:

    Love this dress, you look beautiful!

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  23. SUCH a pretty dress, girl! Can’t wait to see you next week!


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