LOFT friends & family sale + Maggy London floral fit flare dress

loft floral dress

LOFT leafy halter midi dress in xxs petite (unlined, note final sale)
BP flats in “blush” (FYI minimal support, suggest sizing up & adding insoles)

LOFT’s friends & family sale is going on now! Use code SHAREIT for 40% off sitewide, including new arrivals, and there’s always free ship on orders over $125. My top pick is this wardrobe staple denim jacket – I know a number of you were bummed about petites being excluded in the last sale (not cool of LOFT) but it’s definitely included this time, marked down with an extra 40% off. My floral romper (from this post) is also still fully in stock on clearance for just $33, but final sale. A few other sale suggestions:

– feminine lace tee in two gorgeous colors, which sadly doesn’t come in petite sizing
mixprint shirtdress with a fun Moroccan vibe. I’m betting this looks a lot better with the belt tightened just a little more for waist definition.
– Their awesome machine-washable utility blouse in new colors like the misty sage or royal red (more of a rich plum). Mine is in constant rotation all year round.
maggie london floral dress

I also wanted to share a gorgeous dupe for my True Decadence floral dress from spring (see on me). That dress sold out quickly so I was excited to see this similar Maggie London option in a more age-appropriate style. I haven’t had experience with this brand before, so ordered one to try on before recommending. I’m happy to report that the quality was great and the fit of this particular style ran small (brand sizing starts in 2P but this would likely fit someone who usually wears a US 0)…

Compared to the TD dress I own, the neckline of the Maggie London is less plunge and the hemline is a little longer – more versatile for potentially wearing to work with a cardigan or blazer. For fit reference, I usually wear 00 petite in American brands so didn’t expect this one to fit, but it was close with the armholes just being a little big and the bust a little roomy. This should fit well on someone who typically wears 0 petite, so I agree with the fit suggestion on the website to order 1 size up if you’re between sizes.
maggie london floral dress2Construction wise, I absolutely loved the following features:
– Quality 97% cotton, 3% spandex blend slightly stretchy material and paneled construction for the fit and flare silhouette. The background is a light ivory and the flowers are shades of red and pink. I absolutely love the green/blue option but it unfortunately comes in regular sizing only. Posted some close-ups of the print on my Snapchat story @extrapetite (stories are live for 24 hours only)
– Hidden pockets! See the top left photo for where they are.
– Fully lined, with an extra half layer of tulle-like underskirt to keep the shape just like with the TD dress I own. The skirt is not very full with just a slight flare, so good for ladies who like the shape but don’t want too much volume. Entry is via an invisible back zipper and a keyhole back button.
– Measurements of a 2P: 16.5″ across the bust, 13″ across the waist, approx. 34″ total length.

PS – My Mar y Sol handmade straw tote (see on me) in yellow stripe is now on sale for 40% off. I hadn’t seen the Collins bag marked down at all this year. It’s a great tote for the beach, park, or farmers market and gets lots of compliments! Here’s a video about how their products are made.

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22 Comments

  1. Brenda To wrote:

    Love these both! Such fun and bright prints!


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    Posted 8.25.15 Reply
  2. Both of the dresses are so gorgeous I especially like the second one that floral print and colors are beautiful.

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  3. Jean wrote:

    Thanks, Nora! Went and got one : )

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  4. Jean wrote:

    I love it! So sweet of you, thanks for sharing Kate!

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  5. Jean wrote:

    Just looked up the pattern – beautiful swingy silhouette! It's going to be gorgeous on you.

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  6. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – I didn't get it…love the lavender color, but I have a lot of floral dresses that I liked more. I actually didn't think it was big compared to typical LOFT sizing (which always runs a little more generously, IMO) plus there's a drawstring at the waist. If you are smaller the waistline might be a little low on you.

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  7. Lazy Susan wrote:

    I love your sandals which seems to match with everything. Is it the blush patent!

    Posted 8.18.15 Reply
  8. i am obsessed with the leaf dress! i wear it too much!!!!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    Posted 8.17.15 Reply
  9. I love the Maggy dress. I always thought you looked great in floral!

    Phyllis | http://www.prettypleese.com

    Posted 8.16.15 Reply
  10. Jimmiez wrote:

    How does the leafy halter dress fit you? Is it a keeper? I'm only a little bit smaller than you – 4'11", 90 lbs, 23" waist and I'm eyeing the dress but I'm hesitant cause its final sale and also in the reviews people said they ordered a size down. Any advice/specifics would be so appreciated!!

    Posted 8.15.15 Reply
  11. LOVE the first dress!!
    http://www.lifeandchanel.com

    Posted 8.15.15 Reply
  12. Bella B wrote:

    I adore the print on that Maggie London dress!

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  13. I love that fit and flare dress! I stopped by the Loft sale and got an amazing skirt for like $17. Thanks for the heads up!

    lifestyle by joules

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  14. The last dress is fantastic!! I love how pretty and colorful it is and is so feminine <3 The first dress is gorgeous as well, the print and the color... I love it!

    Xo
    Pauline

    http://www.prettypetite.org

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  15. Keri H wrote:

    Ooh love both dresses! The patterns are adorable 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  16. Your phone case is so cute haha!!

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  17. The Maggy London dress looks so cute on you!!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  18. Trang Do wrote:

    I love both of the dresses, especially second one!! Lovely colour!!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
  19. Bela Anzu wrote:

    I'm currently sewing a red and white dress using a Vogue pattern 8997 which looks like a hybrid of this Maggie Fit and Flare and your TD floral dress. So it is exciting seeing this fit and flare dress on you. It is admittedly taking me a while and I'm hoping to sew it in time for a September wedding.

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
  20. kate wrote:

    Loved that rosey dress so much… I ended up doodling you in it! Enjoy I guess, ack!
    https://twitter.com/icelandblues/status/631994584084705282

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
  21. I really love both of the dresses, especially that they are not too short what unfortunately is valid for many other dresses I would like in general. Thanks for introducing the dresses so detailed.
    Lovely greetings from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply
  22. That lace tee definitely comes in petite – I'm wearing a MP in it right now! I got it in-store so maybe it's just not online.

    Posted 8.13.15 Reply

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