Jean over at Extra Petite organized the Petite Fashion Challenge – essentially challenging petite blog readers and authors to take on specific challenges from time to time.

The first challenge is to:

“Create an outfit for weekend brunch with your girlfriends. The outfit must include one garment that is typically notorious for being a petite “don’t.” Such garments include: dresses, skirts, or pants that hit at the scary mid-calf length (not cute, cuffed jeans…I’m talking real capris) or below the knee, maxi dresses, full A-lined skirts, or wide-legged pants.”

My outfit is pretty tame and not very out there, but here it is. This maxi dress would normally fall at the awkward mid calf length but since the middle is smocked I pulled it up and made it a better length on me.

At the time of these photos I couldn’t find my sky high nude pumps so I wore these straw colored wedges…the effect is supposed to elongate my legs but I don’t think these wedges did the job. I was wearing this orange J. Crew Maxi Dress in size XS, and the flower is actually a belt that I used to add some color to the outfit.

In any case, I can’t wait to see what everyone else has come up with.

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Per some requests, I took some more pictures in this dress…still can’t find those pumps that I wanted to wear.

The first two pictures are where it is designed to hit: mid-calf. I tried raising the hem a little bit in the last two pictures and I belted it in the last picture. It’s so hard to properly tuck in the excess fabric.