The Midi Dress | In Search of Sheila

The Midi Dress

May 23, 2016

I've never been into midi-length dresses and skirts because I'm a petite person. At 5'3" making myself look taller is always a factor I consider when getting dressed. I've always hated looking stumpy (as I call it, haha) wearing certain garments, so I always try to elongate my legs. I always preferred shorter skirts for this reason.Well my tastes have changed and my confidence as grown because now I love all things midi. In these shots I don't think my legs look short, so I think it all depends on the type of garment and achieving the right proportions. Since this dress is a tight one-piece, it elongates my entire body, even with flat sneakers on. High waist midi skirts would work for girls on the shorter side too!

I went with sporty vibes for this look adding my black bomber jacket and baseball hat. I try to dress casual as much as I can because I always have to dress nice or a uniform at my two jobs, haha. Does anyone else feel like this too?

Where are my other petite ladies out there? Do you try to elongate your legs in your outfits too? What's a go-to combination for you that makes you look taller?

Dress: Forever 21 /// Jacket: thrifted /// Shoes: Converse /// Hat: thrifted 


  1. You don't look stumpy at all hahaha. You are so long and lean and the sneakers are perfect with it ;)

    Denton & Lou 

  2. I'm by no means petite but I love this look on you! I'm really loving midi dresses with sneakers lately, love how you styled this! And you totally rock the midi look!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  3. I think you look fabulous in this midi dress, Sheila! Loving the sporty vibes, too!


  4. I love this look! You pull off the midi so well and like you I normally opt for a more casual approach when wearing a midi, it can look a bit 'office job' to me if not. Great styling! New follower here also!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  5. Nice dress!Love that color on you

  6. Love your midi dress!


  7. You look gorgeous! I'm not petite, nor am I tall, but I love the midi style.


  8. I felt the same way! (Still kinda do). I am so short so it's hard to find things that hit me at the right length without making me look like a midget. This midi-dress hits you at just the right level. Looking fierce, girl :)

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  9. We love ur blog. And that outfit is a bomb! <3 Go girl ;)

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  10. We love ur blog. And that outfit is a bomb! <3 Go girl ;)

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