Gone to Great Lengths

Black Maxi Dress & Leopard Scarf

I don’t think I’ve ever had much luck with maxi dresses.  Since I’m only 5’2″, there’s usually a few inches of fabric puddling at my feet.  Lately though, I’ve been browsing petite sections of my favorite brands and finding the perfect maxis left and right.  It all started with this flowy floral number, followed by the same cut in teal and now that I know where to find the right size for me, I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon.

Black Maxi Dress & Leopard Scarf Black, Leopard & Radiant Orchid Black Dress & Purple Clutch GiGi New York All in One Clutch Leopard Scarf & Fuschia ClutchWear:
Dress: Ann Taylor (similar)
Scarf: Express (similar here and here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Clutch: GiGi New York (c/o)
Cuff: Ann Taylor
Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o)
Sandals: Banana Republic (similar)

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Christine Petric

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  1. Tara wrote:

    I’m the same height as you, and finding maxi dresses can be frustrating. I finally found one at the Ann Taylor outlet that was perfect! This one looks adorable on you, love it with the leopard scarf!

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  2. Ting wrote:

    So pretty! x

    Osaka castle

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  3. Heidi D. wrote:

    I love this scarf! Such a pretty fall look.

    Heidi D.

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  4. I feel your pain. I have the same issue but on the opposite side of the spectrum. I think I can feel your excitment. Finding a piece (pant, dress, skirt or shorts) that is the perfect length is everything.

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  5. Meg wrote:

    What a fabulous look!

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  6. Andrea wrote:

    I’m with you…I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t drag along the ground! I’ve pretty much given up on maxi dresses and decided I’ll stick to my fit+flares 🙂



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  7. Gorgeous! I totally understand the struggle of finding a maxi dress since I’m only 4’11. I have that same teal one from Loft and was so surprised when it actually fit me perfectly and I didn’t have to get it hemmed. This is gorgeous and I have been searching for a perfect black maxi so I definitely need to check this one out. I love how you added the leopard print scarf and I can totally imagine pairing this with a denim jacket when it gets colder.


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  8. Love the addition of the scarf to dress up the look!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

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  9. Jasmine wrote:

    I totally understand where you’re coming from. I’m 5’0″ and it’s so hard finding maxi dresses or skirts. I think I’ve only found one maxi dress and one maxi skirt that doesn’t drag. I love this look! I will definitely have to try the ann taylor’s petite section.

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  10. Joules wrote:

    Very classy! I love the scarf.

    Style by Joules

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  11. great post amazing words

    Congratulations you look perfect


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  12. You look absolutely gorgeous, Jen! I’ve never been much of a maxi girl either but only because every dress I find seems to be way too long unless I wear ridiculous heels (totally not gonna happen unless I want to trip and fall on my face). Can’t wait to check out Ann Taylor’s selection now!

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    Posted 9.30.14 Reply
  13. I love that scarf with your maxi dress, they go together perfect!

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