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The Belle Of The Ball

winter occassion

They always say that all good things come in small parcels but I must admit I think whoever invented that saying, was simply a small person trying to make themselves feel better about being vertically challenged! I’m only 5ft 4in and in my household out the females I’m the tallest… which is great but being quite petite I know there are certain rules with clothing that I just can’t pull off, one of those is actually avoiding wearing anything ‘maxi’ related.  

I find with maxi dresses or skirts, they just drown me or make me look stupidly shorter than I already am. I always avoid them to be honest purely for that reason…do you find that?

chi chi maxi dresses

I’ve put it off for years but decided I’d throw caution to the wind and add a maxi dress to my wardrobe.  The only one of it’s kind and style hung in my closet I decided to wear it for winter wedding.  This is a fabulous dress that is extremely effortless as there is so much detail at the top of it, so much so that you don’t really need to think about how to style it because it simply does all the talking.

This is the Chi Chi Erin Dress and you’ll be thrilled to know it’s actually just gone into the sale for £56.99.  I really loved the detail and the fact it looks so classic and chic.  I’ve added these Miss Luxe suede platforms to give me super dooper height!

chi chi clothing erin dresselegant dress

Dress – Chi Chi Erin Dress* SALE £56.99

Bag – Vintage

Heels – Miss Luxe Black Platform Peep Toe Heels – £22.99

Bracelet – Present from my gorgeous sister

Ring – Present from my gorgeous sister

Earrings – Next Bespoke Crystal Drop Earrings – £14.00

ball dress

As an outfit for a winter wedding or maybe a major special occassion like a 60th or a 30th etc, I think this is an ideal contender… what do you reckon?  I like to think with the right pair of heels I have managed to show any height can work a maxi dress!




  1. January 13, 2014 / 10:22 pm

    What a stunning dress!! Absolutely gorgeous and you wear it very well my dear!

    • January 14, 2014 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks Suzy, you should join me in the maxi dress loving!

  2. January 14, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    I understand where you are coming from because I am just under 5"4. I boost myself up with platforms. They are the only way I can get away with wearing a maxi dress. You look dynamite in that dress.


    • January 14, 2014 / 10:54 pm

      I would never change the height I am, I can get away with flats and wear high heels… Winner!

  3. January 16, 2014 / 12:58 am

    This looks gorgeous. I love the lace, very chic. I can't wear a maxi without heels too (5 foot here!). I really love wearing pumps though, so I really don't mind.

    May from La Vie En May

    • January 16, 2014 / 4:33 pm

      Thank May. I think I have proved you can regardless of height…. just get skyscraper heels! Let me know if you take the plunge and get a maxi! x

    • January 16, 2014 / 9:47 pm

      Leanne, I was so impressed when I put it on… I'll happily admit when it arrived I was slightly scared how it would look but it is perfect for AW events! 🙂 Let me know if you get it x

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