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 Post subject: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:08 am 
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I am a bit late to the maxi dress trend, but I love them!

I would like to find some flattering dresses (with a defined waist, not super lowcut but easy to wear, and flowy) in great prints and nice fabric. I feel like I have looked everywhere to no avail. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:50 am 
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I recently got one from ON, you can see it on me here:
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quick review here:http://forum.alterationsneeded.com/on-dvf-inspired-wrap-dress-and-maxi-dress-t2170.html

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:37 am 
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Here's a simple tank style by LOFT:

http://www.loft.com/loft/product/LOFT-Beach/LOFT-Dresses-swim/Maxi-Tank-Dress/270066?colorExplode=false&skuId=10938959&catid=catl00009&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=4886

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:14 am 
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Here's some more from Gap, available in petite:

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=13658&vid=1&pid=136206&scid=136206002
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=13658&vid=1&pid=136089&scid=136089002
http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=13658&vid=1&pid=893236

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:48 pm 
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I worked for Aerie up until recently and they have a maxi dress in store that fits surprisingly well.

http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?productId=7495_5987_552&catId=cat520029

Looking at it on the hanger, I thought for sure it would be too long. However, one day I tried it on for fun and to my surprise it fit! The secret is the adjustable straps. It also comes in xxs on the web site.

p.s. I would recommend a solid color, like this one: http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?productId=7495_6283_513&catId=cat520029 The striped one was very sheer!

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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:38 am 
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BCBG makes very flattering maxi dresses. I am currently selling one on the AN marketplace in size XXS (new with tags; posted in late February) Please check out my post there and PM me if you are interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:23 pm 
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I bought the Gap maxi dress (third link in AN's post above) in petite XS in black and the fit is pretty good. I'm just under 5' tall and about 92 lbs. The dress is decent quality and the length is perfect; my only complaint is that the bust/chest area is a bit too large on me; however, that's not really surprising because I have a small chest (I think I'm smaller than an A cup). Because it's too big, the dress does go kind of low. I'm thinking though that I might be able to just pin it up. Otherwise, the style is nice and the dress looks good belted. If I can I'll post a picture tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:45 pm 
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I posted pictures of the Gap one in the item reviews section.


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 Post subject: Re: Who makes gorgeous maxi dresses for petites?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:31 pm 
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I've found gorgeous maxi dresses from H&M in the past with some being low-cut (so I shortened the strap) and some being pretty modest. Good luck!

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