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Maxi Dresses That Won’t Drown Petite Women

Maxi dresses are a hot trend and it looks like they’re here to stay. But how can petite women rock the trend without getting lost in a sea of fabric? The key is in the fit. Look for elongating details and just the right length. We've rounded up a few of our favorites to get you started.
Gap Tank Maxi Dress
Naven Knotted T Maxi Dress
Paprika Layered Bust Cross-Belted Maxi Dress
River Island Marble Maxi Dress
Tart Infinity Convertible Jersey Dress
Warehouse V Detail Maxi Dress
Revolve Clothing Trina Turk Artmageddon Maxi Dress
Revolve Clothing Susana Monaco Tank Dress

Naven Knotted T Maxi Dress

Details around the waistline can break up the length of a maxi dress. The knotted middle and side cutouts on this black maxi dress add some sex appeal, while also drawing the eye upward.

Paprika Layered Bust Cross-Belted Maxi Dress

This jersey bandeau maxi is super comfortable, but we particularly love the ruffled bustline that pulls attention upward. The slim fit lets you take this dress from daytime errands straight to a dinner date.

River Island Marble Maxi Dress

Another way to break up the long look of a maxi dress is to add a belt. This belted maxi from Asos lets you show off your waistline and embraces the boho trend in marbled blue-and-white.

Tart Infinity Convertible Jersey Dress

This convertible jersey dress from Tart shows off your legs with a hi-lo hemline, while still flirting with the maxi trend. Plus, you get extra bang for your buck. The wrap-around straps lets you wear the dress as a short sleeve, halter top, tank, or one-shoulder style!

Warehouse V Detail Maxi Dress

A V-neck style in front and back elongates your torso in this cobalt dress. Pair this jersey maxi dress with metallic accessories, like the model’s stack of bangles.

Revolve Clothing Trina Turk Artmageddon Maxi Dress

A snug fit can help you avoid the tent-like fit you fear. This striped maxi dress with a racerback top puts a sporty twist on the style.

Revolve Clothing Susana Monaco Tank Dress

A simple monochromatic maxi dress can do wonders for lengthening your silhouette. Choose a jewel-tone shade like this one for versatile day to night looks. The blouson style also helps to whittle in your waist. 

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