How To Wear A Maxi Coat If You’re Petite

We all know that cropped jackets and coats are flattering on petites, but what if I told you maxi coats look just as good?

It may not seem like an obvious choice, but I recently got my first one and am obsessed. Just like a maxi dress, it will elongate your body using the vertical lines rule. The two sides of the coat act as two vertical lines that make you look taller! And it also comes down to the styling.

How To Wear A Maxi Coat If You’re Petite

As always, the key here is volume and balance. Mine is actually a size too big – it was another amazing sale find at only $30 (!!) and was the smallest size left. Luckily I like my coats a bit oversize, and I got quite a few compliments the first time I wore it so it’s fine in my books. I just make sure to wear it with fitted things underneath, like this choker crop top and grey high waisted skinny jeans. Maintaining a waistline with maxi coats is essential.

I’ve always shied away from these types of coats, which I now regret. As someone who gets cold easily it’s really nice having all that extra coverage down my back. And the feeling it gives me when it dramatically blows in the wind! My boyfriend called it my Sherlock Holmes coat, but it kind of does make me feel like some badass from the turn of the century. It’s definitely an eye-catching style among all the short coats.

The mint colour also plays a big role. It makes me happy. I like being the girl in the light coat when everyone else is wearing black. All black everything is undeniably stylish, but it’s also easy and predictable (especially in Vancouver). Colour can be harder to style, but it’s more fun to wear. I’ll still probably be wearing some form of black every day, but I’m making an effort to inject a lot more colour into my OOTDs.

What do you think of maxi coats?



Women’s Mint Duster Coat, Black Cropped Top, Grey Jeans, Black Leather Ankle Boots on Lookastic: Mint Duster Coat, Black Cropped Top, Grey Jeans, Black Leather Ankle Boots


  • Thanh Nguyen

    The maxi coat looks great on you! I love it paired up with your high waisted pants! So proud of you, adding more colour to your closet!

    I’m so jelly that Kirill is able to take photos for you at your convenience! I should teach Eric how to use a camera too… lol! Tell him he is doing a great job!

    • Maria

      Thanks Thanh! He actually offered to start taking my photos so we could spend more time together on weekends. Maybe pitch it to Eric that way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JN

    Great post and blog

  • Rachel

    Great shots! Love your style!

    • Maria

      Thanks Rachel! x

  • Paola Lauretano

    This maxi coat suits you perfectly Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Maria

      Thank you Paola x

  • Milex


  • Kelly

    It looks amazing and it’s such a nice colour! I’m petite too so I might have to invest in a jacket like this! Thanks for sharing.
    Kelly x

    • Maria

      Thank you for visiting! x

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Wed bellissima!
    Kisses, Paola.

  • Eleine

    You look amazing dear!

    • Maria

      Thanks Eleine! x

  • Monika

    This coat looks so good on you! I’ve always stayed away from maxi coats since I felt like they might overtake me but these tips make me rethink that. It’s such a beautiful coat! Maybe I’ll find a winner in the sales racks before all the spring items come out.


    Violet Roots || Instagram

    • Maria

      Thank you! I hope you do, that’s what happened with this one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amy

    This maxi looks incredible on you! I think it works really well even on petite frames! You balanced it out perfectly babe.

    xx, Amy

    • Maria

      Thanks Amy! xx

  • Jessi Malay

    Such great tips babe for all us petite girls out there! Love that grey maxi coat by the way… so chic! <3 Thanks so much for sharing hun!

    XO Jessi,

    • Maria

      Thanks Jessi! xx

  • Isabella Lasso

    I’m a fashion stylist and trust me this is a huge topic! I’m so happy you spoke out about it! I love that you took it and turned into your own style as well! The maxi coat is super cute, and hits a perfect length for you.

    Keep doing you girl!


    Isabella > @isabellaa_maria

    • Maria

      Aw thanks! I think a lot of petite women feel like they have a very limited selection of clothes they can wear but we can pull off more than we think ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kat pollard

    What a great post girl! Love the styling and think that you’ve cracked the petite code.

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Friday Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.

  • Dora Toubanaki

    You nailed it! I love the length of this one!
    I love that it is bigger in size! I didn’t notice because it looks so cool!
    Dora xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Dora! xx

  • Sharon Wu

    amazing tips babe! you are rocking this maxi coat for sure. it’s the perfect length ! xo, sharon

    • Maria

      Thanks Sharon xx

  • Krรณlowa Karo

    You look really great!

  • Mihaela Berezantev

    Looks very nice! Love the coat!


    • Maria

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Christina Gliati

    I like maxi coats very much but they don`t look good on me. I love this coat on you and it is a great way to wear it. Kisses!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! That’s a shame.

  • Sandra - More Style Than Fashion

    Great coat! Great look!

    x Sandra

    • Maria

      Thanks Sandra x

  • Dakota D.

    First off you body is banging LOL! Second that wall goes perfectly with that neutral ensemble. Great post as always lady. Also, I am loving your IG feed!!!!

    Dakota D.
    Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter: @missdsquared413

    • Maria

      Lol thanks Dakota! A cool mural is always a good backdrop ๐Ÿ™‚ you have an awesome feed too! x

  • Nevena Krstic

    You look great in this coat! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Nevena x

  • HsinWei

    i actually like maxi coat really maxi like how it looks on you. love how you wear with high waisted jeans and cropped top together with the coat which gives a prefect proportion .

    • Maria

      Thanks! I agree it’s all about proportions ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nataliya

    I first saw these pics on IG and absolutely fell in love with that coat! I really want a long duster of my own. I used to think it makes me look shorter, but I think I just didn’t know how to style it properly. You look amazing!!


    • Maria

      Thanks Nataliya! I’m really loving mine, good luck finding one!

  • Selina

    Being a 5 footer I’m told not to wear them but I like them. So I will continue. I try to make it slim fitting so I don’t drown in them

    • Maria

      Do it! I think anyone can wear one if the fit is right.

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