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
The most important element to consider when choosing a maxi dress is the length. Look for maxis that hit right at the ankle like this Kelly green dress from Gap. Not only will it keep you from tripping, but also allow you to wear the look with sandals rather than not-always-comfortable heels.
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.
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!
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.