A question popped up over at the forum about the fit of Maggy London Petites, which is a line of petite dresses that unfortunately only go down to a size 2P. I’ve seen this petite dress line at my local Nordstrom department store, so while I was at the mall returning some BR merchandise, I took a detour into Nordstrom and grabbed all the Maggy London Petite size 2P’s I could find.
First up, this knit dress in size 2P:
Close up of how much extra fabric there is:
Click “Continue Reading…” for more dresses and my verdict.
Next up, this stretch satin sheath dress in size 2P:
Last, this ruffle trim dress in size 2P:
Extra fabric, and wow, those ruffles are overwhelming:
Verdict: Based on fit, the knit dress was the best. It had a nice drape that actually followed my curves, and the linear lines were slimming. It needs some major hemming, which is made difficult by the knit fabric, and is still a little too big.
Based on style, I like the sheath dress best. It is definitely at least one size too big, but the style is modern and youthful. It needs some hemming, which is made difficult by the ruffle detail running down the side. If it is taken up too much, you’re now eating into the ruffle detail. This dress also comes in black, brown, and navy.
The ruffle dress just makes me look like a child…which is not exactly a good look for a petite woman wanting to look sophisticated. Everything about this dress was bad, from the length, to the width, to the ruffles.
Maggy London Petites are still too big for me in their smallest size, so I won’t be buying them any time soon. The length was also incredibly long for a petite dress…which makes me wonder what their fit model was for this line. Definitely not someone near 5’0″.