Though your outfit is definitely not the most important part of Mother's Day, there's no harm in wanting to use your family's plans as a chance to show off some of the best spring styles! Whether you’re a mom to many little kids or a dog mom, Mother’s Day is coming up - a day celebrating you, a day where you should feel a little extra special! Figuring out a look that nails the Mother’s Day dress code (think polished and pulled together yet not stuffy) can be a challenge even if you have a great spring wardrobe. Finding the right fit as a petite always seems to get in the way of curating that perfect outfit to celebrate in. With that in mind, we’ve put together a petite-specific guide that will keep you feeling comfortable and looking chic and- won't offend Grandma. Let's dive in and see what pieces you’ll want to include in your next Short Story curation this Mother’s Day.

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The Big Brunch

When you need a solid brunch option, reach for a tried and true maxi or midi dress, perfect for sipping mimosas in. If you're looking for a maxi that won’t go past your toes, opt for a petite style, perfect for casual to dressy occasions! We love a classy fitted bodice and flared skirt style because it will flatter your waist no matter your size or shape. In terms of style and print, go with what you like best!

Florals are obviously great for the spring season but if you like an edgier look, try out a solid black or maroon to keep things more subdued. To keep the look comfortable, pair your dress with a pair of flat slide sandals and some stacked rings. Add a tote bag or a small raffia bag to keep all your belongings with you in style!

Sunday Best

If you’re looking for a more formal look, select polished pieces that are dressy and feminine. A lace sheath dress with your favorite neutral heels will make you feel your best when out to dinner and taking pics with the family. Layer on a light cardigan or blazer for a bit more coverage which is great especially as the day goes on and gets warmer. For a petite blazer that will fit your arms perfectly, look for true petite sizes in pastels which will be the perfect spring hue.

If you’re always struggling with the sleeve length on these items consider requesting a jacket in your next box with us - we have LOTS of petite options that will likely fit your frame perfectly! Add a feminine touch to your look with a pastel accessory like a headband or bag (or both!). This is one of our favorite styles for spring and both of these pieces will serve you well throughout the spring and summer season.

Casual Family Fun

This Mother’s Day outfit is for the fam who celebrates special days casually with backyard BBQs, mini golf, or picnics in mind. To achieve this effortless look, focus on a trendy pair of jeans, a pretty feminine blouse, and your favorite slide sandals. A trendy pair of jeans can be anything from a chic pair of white jeans to a straight-leg silhouette.

Stuck on skinny jeans? If you’re looking to try something new in a petite fit, why not try white denim in a straight fit? Style those jeans with a feminine top - something with a bit of ruffle or a bold print is best for this for a fun pop to your outfit. A shorter top with high-rise jeans will help your petite frame look more balanced but if you have a shorter torso, opt for low-rise jeans and a longer top. Slide on a pair of easy sandals and you’ll be all ready for a day of fun with the family!

Beach Trip

If you are lucky enough to be getting away for Mother’s Day - maybe to the beach or poolside, this is the look for you! Start your look off with a pair of linen wide-leg pants or if it’s warmer go for a breezy colorful dress in a fun print. Dresses are so easy to throw on over a bathing suit and stay cool in. If dresses aren't your thing, rompers and jumpsuits are a great option to ask your stylist to include in your next box! This look works well for walks on the beach and can easily transition to wine tasting if you feel like getting fancy.

Layer on a solid kimono that hits a little lower than your waist as a fun coverup option when soaking up the rays. Pair with sunnies which we carry in a variety of styles and your favorite sandals for a day trip with the family that you won’t ever forget.

Girl’s Day Out

Wide-leg pants may be seen as a piece reserved for the workplace but in a lighter color or in a linen fabrication, they can be perfect for a fun day at the mall or grabbing coffee with the girls. A high-rise in a universal way for anyone to elongate their legs - petite or not! Think you can’t pull off a wide-leg style because you’re petite? Think again! Find a style that comes right above your heel - this will elongate your legs and keep you looking cool.

Keep things comfortable yet cool by pairing your pants with a loose tee and give it a good half or French tuck for an effortless outfit. For an edgier look, style a black pair of pleated pants with a dark tee and ankle booties. It’s the perfect look for hanging out with mom! Whether you’re going out to lunch or spending the day shopping, you’ll look polished and feel comfy - an ideal combo!

With that being said, Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you found inspiration so that you can look and feel your best on your special day. Focus on celebrating the women around you and remember that you are doing a great job as a mom!

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*Cover: With Love, Lily Rose