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As a 5’2″ style blogger who loves a good maxi dress, I can say that  yes, you can most definitely wear a maxi dress when you’re short!

Pulling this look off is all in the fit and styling. Luckily, there are certain steps you can take to make sure your maxi is flattering. My first tip is to wear platforms or a pair of flatform shoes. The added height makes your body appear longer, and since the dress falls to the floor, no one has to know that you’re wearing sky-high heels.

My second tip would be to cinch a belt around your waist in order to add some structure to the dress. A thick or skinny belt will do the trick. For another way to flaunt your maxi dress in style, tie a denim button-up or a flannel shirt evenly at your belly button to create the illusion of an empire waist. Also, look for a maxi dress with high slits, a low cut back, or with cutouts on the sides. These details add dimension and visual interest to the outfit.

Above all else, the most important part to rocking a floor-length frock when you’re on the petite side is confidence. Hold your head up high and smile!