I was a little hesitant to try the drop waist dress knowing it may look too big and baggy on my petite frame (as mentioned by Jessica here). But, after seeing Kelly Ripa rock this Miu Miu dress, I knew I had to give it a go. I found this fairly casual and inexpensive one from Asos and could not be happier with the fit. The size 2 hits mid thigh and the drop waist hem sits right above my hips (for petite girls, I think this is crucial). My favorite part, because of the low waistline, I can easily throw on a top and/or jacket and wear it as a skirt (who doesn’t love a piece that can be worn several ways?). Since it’s always a struggle to find a dress that completely fits, in true omg-it-fits-I-need-it-in-every-color fashion, I’m already on the hunt for a dressier version of the one I’m wearing. Big fan!
The drop waist dress isn’t for everyone, but if you do want to give it a try, I’d say, make sure the dress hits you at a good length (not too long) and for us petite girls, the waist line shouldn’t be too low.