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?

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47 Comments

  1. Thanh Nguyen 20/02/2017 at 22:40

    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!

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    1. Maria 21/02/2017 at 19:07

      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™‚

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  2. JN 21/02/2017 at 00:11

    Great post and blog

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    1. Maria 21/02/2017 at 19:07

      Thanks Rachel! x

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    1. Maria 21/02/2017 at 19:08

      Thank you Paola x

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    1. Maria 21/02/2017 at 19:08

      Thank you for visiting! x

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    1. Maria 22/02/2017 at 19:22

      Thanks Eleine! x

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  3. Monika 22/02/2017 at 09:14

    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.

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram

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    1. Maria 22/02/2017 at 19:23

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

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  4. Amy 22/02/2017 at 10:52

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

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

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    1. Maria 22/02/2017 at 19:23

      Thanks Amy! xx

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    1. Maria 22/02/2017 at 19:23

      Thanks Jessi! xx

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  5. Isabella Lasso 22/02/2017 at 20:00

    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!

    xo,

    Isabella > @isabellaa_maria

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    1. Maria 23/02/2017 at 16:28

      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™‚
      xx

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  6. Kat pollard 23/02/2017 at 02:22

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

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  7. Dora Toubanaki 25/02/2017 at 06:41

    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
    http://www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Maria 25/02/2017 at 14:12

      Thanks Dora! xx

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    1. Maria 26/02/2017 at 11:33

      Thanks Sharon xx

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    1. Maria 26/02/2017 at 11:34

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Christina Gliati 26/02/2017 at 08:22

    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!

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    1. Maria 26/02/2017 at 11:34

      Thanks Christina! That’s a shame.
      xx

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    1. Maria 27/02/2017 at 17:25

      Thanks Sandra x

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  9. Dakota D. 27/02/2017 at 10:08

    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!!!!

    โค๏ธŽ
    Dakota D.
    http://fannypacksandvisors.com
    Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter: @missdsquared413

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    1. Maria 27/02/2017 at 17:25

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

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    1. Maria 27/02/2017 at 17:26

      Thanks Nevena x

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  10. HsinWei 10/03/2017 at 04:46

    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 .

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    1. Maria 10/03/2017 at 17:55

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

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  11. Nataliya 15/03/2017 at 15:15

    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!!

    xo
    N

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    1. Maria 15/03/2017 at 18:24

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

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  12. Selina 31/03/2017 at 13:21

    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

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    1. Maria 31/03/2017 at 16:03

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

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