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Stylist: I am not usually a fan of maxi dresses because I am only 5'2" but I would give this one a try.  It would be worth the extra cash to have it shortened if needed.

I love the top of this dress. Actually the entire dress is very pretty. Put a white cami underneath (so it's not so low) and this would be a BEAUTIFUL dress! Phase Eight Stripe Maxi Dress, Navy/Ivory

Vintage 1950s dress Nautical navy vintage union made dress with lots of neat pleats! Good for a petite size small or medium. Excellent condition. 1950s presumably. B-35" W- 31" L- 34" S- 16" Vintage Dresses

Vintage 1950s dress

Vintage 1950s dress Nautical navy vintage union made dress with lots of neat pleats! Good for a petite size small or medium. Excellent condition. 1950s presumably. B-35" W- 31" L- 34" S- 16" Vintage Dresses

what to wear to a spring or summer wedding // navy nautical pleated dress (click through for all outfit info!)

Nautical in navy // What to wear to a casual wedding

what to wear to a spring or summer wedding // navy nautical pleated dress (click through for all outfit info!

Ways to Style Your Maxi Dress for Summer.

40 Ways to Style Your Maxi Dress for Summer

Basic Pillowcase Dress ~ This tutorial for simple pillowcase dresses will knock your socks off.  Love that pillowcase dresses are easy.    Make another for daughter's doll for cute matching outfits

Basic Pillowcase Dress ~ This tutorial for simple pillowcase dresses will knock your socks off. Love that pillowcase dresses are easy. Less time intensive than most dress patterns and more playful, too! Other easy sewing projects too

A sailor collar is a classic touch, as is the white and blue and red color scheme.  Notice the overall "crisp" feel to this dress.  Yes, it's a full skirt, which reads feminine - but this is a brisk, efficient feminine.

A sailor collar is a classic touch, as is the white and blue and red color scheme. Notice the overall "crisp" feel to this dress. Yes, it's a full skirt, which reads feminine - but this is a brisk, efficient feminine.

Scarf tutorial - how to tie square or rectangular silky scarves into a bow knot!

Nautical navy + cork (plus two ways to fold a silky scarf

Brides.com: Wedding Dresses for Petite Figures. Ivory silk-linen eyelet wedding dress, BHLDN  Try on this dress in our Virtual Dressing Room.

+100 Wedding Dresses for Petite Figures

Oscar de la Renta. Vestido azul, blanco, niña.

navy trapeze dress, Oscar Spring 2013 BBSTAR would look so sweet in De La Rent a.

Hand-selected mother of the bride or groom dresses for mothers to wear to weddings.

Mother of the Bride or Groom Dresses

By Pisarro Nights; Teams of glittering beads and sequins hark back to Jazz Age glamour while patterning a lovely mesh gown cut with a godet-flounced silhouette.