Party Style // Sequin + Lace Midi Dress

lace sequin party dress new years eve outfit

Dress the Population dress xs, Blank NYC faux leather jacket xs (runs small), Steve Madden sandals sz 5.5 (runs narrow), velvet sash from fabric store

If you’re looking for a piece that’s just the right amount of glamour meets sexy, Dress the Population is a brand that does this combo rather well. Some of you might remember their Zoe sequin dress from this blog post (also love the muti-colored “confetti” sequin). It’s still one of my favorite standout pieces … sleek and curve-hugging with sparkle done right! In terms of adjustments, I did stitch up the plunge neckline about an inch since I have a shorter torso.

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This Rebecca dress is another gorgeous option made with a lace and sequin overlay and nude lining. For some reason, the price point is notably less than similar styles from the brand! I typically wouldn’t try a midi length so far past my knees, but this dress came highly recommended by my very petite hairstylist whose style I adore. She’s under 5 feet tall and rocks so many looks typically considered petite “don’ts!”

The Rebecca midi dress is less stretchy and fitted than the Zoe sequin mini, so an XS works on me but is a little loose throughout, in particular at the hips. It would look smashing on someone with more curves to better fill it out! I love how the lining stops a few inches short of the scalloped lacy hem. This visually helps offset the longer length on petite women, and a pair of nude heels always helps as well!

party outfit petite women lace sequin dress

For fellow Nordstrom fans, I’m partnering with them to share a few of their shopping services that I use on the regular. I do most of my shopping online, but if I’m in need of a gift or an item that same day, I’ll use the “buy online and pick up in store” option. For items that are in stock, your order is ready for pickup within two hours, and the pickup desk is usually located near the main entrance so you don’t have to wander through multiple floors and departments. If Nick is picking up an order for me and doesn’t even want to set foot inside the mall, he’ll use the “curbside service” where you text the number in your confirmation email, and an SA will bring your bag out to your car!

If my local store doesn’t have the item I’m looking for, another service I use (a little too often) is their expedited shipping. Nordstrom has everyday free standard shipping and returns, but for those last-minute needs, their expedited shipping fees are very reasonable ($9 for 2-day and $15 for next day ship). Just be sure to order by 3pm EST.

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If you’re looking for something eye-catching in time to ring in the new year, also check out these dress picks below! Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.


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  1. that’s such a lovely dress!
    looking so classy <3

    Posted 1.30.18 Reply
  2. Adrienne wrote:

    Just found your blog! 🙂 gorgeous dress! may i ask what belt were you wearing with this dress?

    Posted 1.15.18 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Jean, where do you get your hair cut? (I live in Boston area)

    Posted 12.30.17 Reply
  4. Simply Stunning!

    Posted 12.30.17 Reply
  5. Mizeats wrote:

    These pics are gorgeous! Love the lace dress! 😍

    Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  6. Jothi wrote:

    Thank you for your post a month or so ago in the fall foliage and Nick in the Billabong flannel shirt. Looked great on Nick and I got it as a Christmas present for my hubby – he and I both love it! Also thought Nick’s pick on the Nordstrom shirt jacket in his gift guide was great. Your blog is the best!

    Posted 12.28.17 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jothi – I’m so glad to hear that!! Kinda wish they made a women’s flannel in those same pretty colors! Thanks for your kind words and I hope you both have a happy new year!

      Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  7. YZ Chan wrote:

    Gorgeous dress! It’s perfect for NYE. Your hair and makeup are also beautiful.

    Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  8. You look très chique ma chérie. Absolutely gorgeous and like you said: romance meets sexy here. Love, Lieske

    Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  9. Gorgeous dress! As a fellow petite woman, I am always on the look out for dressier looks that are chic and flatter my small frame. I think this mid-length skirt length is super flattering as it really elongates the legs. The lace is perfect for winter events, even after the New Year!

    Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  10. Beatriz wrote:

    This dress is so beautiful!!! You look amazing!!
    Merry Christmas!!

    Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  11. Amanda wrote:

    Love that pretty bow on the back of this one! Gorgeous location too!

    xo, Amanda

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  12. Jennifer wrote:

    Wow! This dress is stunning. I love the way you styled it. It’s perfect for New Years Eve. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  13. Love the hair style on you. You look absolutely stunning in the lace midi dress!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  14. Narhee wrote:

    This is such a gorgeous dress!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  15. manole wrote:

    Nice look

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  16. This dress is gorgeous. I love it!!
    Meghan |

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  17. Lace and sequins are two of the most glam things and them together in a black outfit is definitely something eye catching!! Ahh I need this dress in my life!
    Happy holidays!

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  18. Love the dress! You look stunning. X

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  19. Elizabeth wrote:

    This midi dress is sooo elegant and classy! <3 I'm absolutely in love with the lace and the overall figure hugging silhouette! 🙂 Perfection!

    XO, Elizabeth

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  20. Helen wrote:

    That dress is so classy! I love the colors and the sequins add just the right amount of pizazz! And I love using many of Nordstrom’s shopping services, and am pleasantly surprised to hear how affordable their expedited shipping is!


    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  21. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Absolute stunningly beautiful look for the NYE. Just the parfait dress! ♥️👍🏼♥️

    🍂❄️🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂❄️🍃

    Posted 12.27.17 Reply
  22. The dress is gorgeous, Jean, and I love your hair too! 🙂 ❤️
    Hope you had a great Christmas! 🎄🎄

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.26.17 Reply
  23. Kay Nguyen wrote:

    Gorgeous dress! You look amazing in it <3

    Posted 12.26.17 Reply

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