Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!

What to Wear With a Maxi

Maxi skirts are back just in time for spring and yes they will stay through summer! They are so versatile and come in many different colors, textures, styles and patterns. One problem: WHAT TOP DO I WEAR?! 

Here are a couple of quick tips:

  • If you have the tummy for it: crop tops are perfect for the maxi and even if you don't try a high-waist maxi with a crop top.
  • Throw a destroyed denim vest over any tank or crop top.
  • If the maxi is multicolored, patterned or ombre pick one color to match with the top.
  • If the maxi is a busy color or pattern, keep the top simple.
  • If the maxi is basic add a busy top or denim vest for an edge.
  • Slouchy and fitted sweaters can look great with a maxi for chilly days.


ombre maxi


hi-lo maxi


striped maxi

Wild Card 

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This post was brought to you by a reader suggestion! Thank you Michaela!

ombre maxi by sweetsnobsociety featuring knit topsRiver Island crop tee, $23 / Forever 21 knit top / H&M crop tank, $20 / Crop tank top, $15 / Coco's Fortune ankle length skirt, $84 / Coco's Fortune ankle length skirt, $43 / VILA floor length skirt, $56 / Topshop maxi skirt, $49
striped maxi by sweetsnobsociety featuring a denim vestIllustrated People , $46 / Dorothy Perkins crop tank / VILA loose tank top, $19 / Warehouse cotton tank top, $9.18 / Vest / H&M denim vest, $31 / Cut25 striped skirt, $120 / Dorothy Perkins striped maxi skirt / Jane Norman striped maxi skirt, $31 / Striped skirt, $21
wild card by sweetsnobsociety featuring asymmetrical topsWeekend Max Mara , $185 / Forever Unique wrap top, $110 / Mango sheer shirt / Oasis asymmetrical top, $15 / Chanel skirt, $910 / Joveeba long cotton skirt, $205 / O'Neill pleated maxi skirt / Long skirt, $12