Little Olive Dress in Mexico (The Best Type Of Dress For Petites)

I’m living vicariously through these photos from Mexico. It’s been snowing all weekend. By now it’s taller than Lady! Of course, it came right after all the original snow finished melting and we had a week of +10 weather.

Anyway, flashback to warmer days in this little olive dress. I’m not really a neutrals girl (sorry, if I’m going to wear colour I want it to pop), but olive is growing on me. I bought the dress because it was cute and on sale for $15, but it turned out to be a really good buy!

The Best Type of Dress For Petites

I’m not the biggest fan of bodycons. I know, I’m small and I shouldn’t fear tight clothes. Still, I’m more drawn to the comfort of loose clothes. I have this irrational fear that my stomach will bloat to three times its size whenever I wear a bodycon dress. I don’t feel shy in a bikini, but the self-consciousness kicks in big time if I’m wearing something that clings to every curve and line.

This dress is special. It makes me feel good. I think the fabric plays a big role. It’s soft, stretchy, and not constricting at all. It doesn’t cling – it gently hugs. But what makes it the best is the cutouts. They break up the dress and make your legs look super long. The fit of the dress doesn’t really matter – last week’s flowy maxi also had waist cutouts that gave the same effect.

What do you think of cutout dresses?

Photos by Kirill Tukayev

By the way, these photos were taken on the grounds of the resort we stayed at. It’s called the Ocean Coral & Turquesa in case anyone is interested. I loved the colourful buildings, the palm garden/tropical hut walkway, and the terrace overlooking the sea. The staff were friendly and patient, especially the barmen. They had a pretty good food selection. Buffets for breakfast and lunch and 5 restaurants to choose from for dinner (though a lot of them are closed on Sunday).

The only downsides were that there were always people trying to sell tours, massages, photos, etc. They were never aggressive but we got asked several times a day. I also found the pool water to be a bit cold, but I prefer beaches to pools so it wasn’t a big deal. We enjoyed our stay there, it was very relaxing. It’s a quieter resort with an older crowd than a party one, but I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a chill beach getaway.


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  • Jessi Malay

    Aww Mexico looks absolutely gorgeous girl! Your olive dress is so perfect for your surroundings because its so casual and tropical at the same time! Hope you have an amazing time 🙂

    XO Jessi,

    • Maria

      Thanks Jessi! I love that I can also wear it in the city with a leather jacket and boots or sneakers.

  • Eleine


    • Maria

      Thanks Eleine!

  • Nevena Krstic

    You look amazing in this dress! 🙂 xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Nevena x

  • Rina

    I am seriously digging the cutout details of this olive green dress! Perfect for a warm vacation! The only problem I have as a petite person with cutouts is that sometimes the cutouts are too loose on me so there is a big gap between the cutout and my body lol. The one you have on is a the perfect fit!

    xoxo Rina Samantha

    • Maria

      Thanks Rina! Haha true, they’ve definitely got to fit. But when they do it’s amazing 🙂

  • Batsheva

    You blurb about petites had me perk up in my chair. As I am of the tall and built stature of 5″nothing. I’ve never tried cut outs before..I wonder why. It’s funny, I’m also very small, but tend to go for more loose clothes as well. Every time I wear something more fitted, someone always has to comment ” You look very skinny today, Batsheva”. like come on! You calling my loose clothes fat making or something? Hmph!
    Lovely photos, and dress– as usual.

    • Maria

      Yay for another petite! Hope you’ll like them if you give them a try 🙂 That’s rude! Loose clothes are amazing. But tight clothes are sometimes nice too!

  • Anastasiia Krasko

    I love your look

  • Paola

    You look fab in that dress and I love the location!
    Kisses, Paola.
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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola xx

  • Carrie

    Amazing pics, lovely dress

    • Maria

      Thanks Carrie x

  • Tania Sarin

    love this post! xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Tania!

  • Esther Santer

    love that dress so much! what a babe.

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  • sepatuholig

    This dress is awesome! Super cute!
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  • Floortje

    Look at that view! Beautiful! Loving your outfit too dear, perfect for such a location



    • Maria

      Thanks Floortje! The view was amazing, I miss it.

  • Eliana Borges

    Nice pics!


  • Paola Lauretano

    I would like to visit Mexico!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Maria

      You should, it’s beautiful 🙂

  • Maray

    Beautiful dress!
    Nice pics 🙂

    • Maria

      Thanks Maray x

  • Nataliya

    It’s funny but I’m totally like you when it comes to colors and the fit of the dress. I’m really not into tight/bodycon stuff, though I have no issue with my body or how I feel in a bikini and stuff. I’m just really into loose clothing. This dress looks amazing on you! I should look into an option like it for a beachy vacay.

    Style Tomes

    • Maria

      It’s way comfier, right? Thank you! x

  • Anna Djong I Onelazychic

    What a beautiful outfit for your resort stay. I don’t know which one I love more, the outfit or the resort :-). Honestly I wouldn’t though of buying this dress from topshop until I see how you wear it. Simply stunning.

    • Maria

      Thank you! The resort was very nice. I actually didn’t think I would like it so much, I love it when that happens.

  • alice cerea

    Oh that’s amazing!

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  • Sharon Wu

    This dress looks amazing on you babe! I am going to Mexico in April and can’t waittt! xo, sharon

    • Maria

      Thanks Sharon! I wish I could go back, enjoy your trip xx

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Friday Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.

  • Christina Gliati

    A really wonderful dress and perfect for your body. I love the colour! It gives me an idea for a dress to wear this summer !!! Kisses!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! I like that olive can work any time of the year. Once it’s a bit warmer here at home I’d like to wear it with a leather jacket and boots.

  • Millies Moments

    Wow, I really enjoyed reading this! I look forward to your future posts:D Maybe you might like some of the things I write about on my blog.. feel free to have a look!

    • Maria

      Aw thank you! I’ll check your blog out right now 🙂

  • hsinwei

    you look seriously amazing in this dress! I need to check it out later. Going to somewhere near topshop tonight 😛

    • Maria

      Thanks! It was on sale a few months ago though so not sure if it would still be there :/

  • Sophia

    Really cute! Love the material and color. You look stunning xx

    • Maria

      Thanks! The material is really nice 🙂

  • Kat pollard

    Loving this cut outs post! Have just been in Mexico and can absolutely see this dress being the perfect thing.

    • Maria

      Thanks! It was perfect for Mexico, can’t wait until it warms up and I can wear it again at home 🙂

  • Agness of Fit Travelling

    Mexico is picturesque and amazing, Maria! Great post!

    • Maria

      It definitely is 🙂

  • OnTrend

    I adore this. Have a very good day