Spring & Summer

Best Petite Spring & Summer Dresses for Every Occasion

Finding the perfect summer dress is hard enough, but it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack when you’re petite. Many dresses leave you drowning in fabric, with too-long sleeves and waists that sit at your hips, but where are the ones made to fit your pint-sized proportions and make you look chic?

Several great dress brands include Petite sizes, with Maggy London and Eliza J being two of my favorites! Now is the perfect time to buy a summer dress. We’re in that sweet spot where there’s still lots of stock, but as it gets warmer, it’s going fast!

Look at these fabulous petite summer dresses that are guaranteed to look fabulous whatever you are doing.

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Petite Double Gauze Woven Striped Shirtdress

1. Petite Casual Summer Dress For the Weekend

Weekend dressing is easy with this gauze-woven striped dress that gives a relaxed, beachy look. Wear it with a pair of slide sandals for a day of shopping, or unbutton it and wear it open over a swimsuit as a light coverup at the beach swimsuit. Either way, it’s a breezy summer find!

 

Petite Floral Print Short Sleeve Surplice V-Neck Faux Wrap Dress

2. For a Bridal Shower

Bridal showers call for light, feminine dresses like this pretty chiffon one that crisscrosses at the bust and sports a side tie. I love this floral faux wrap dress’s simple elegance and fresh look.  It’s perfect for an afternoon wedding shower with the ladies!  

 

Petite Floral-Print Sleeveless Embellished Dress

3. For a Summer Wedding

Here’s a chic sleeveless embellished cocktail dress that’s an excellent choice for a summer wedding. It’s ideal for when you want to wear black, but you worry that an all-black attire is too formal or too severe. The white, purple, and pink blooms lift the black making the print dress feel lighter, more festive, and more feminine.  Do you see the gorgeous side embellishment that looks like a brooch? It a beautiful way to creates anchor the draping across the belly and helps give you a shapely waist!  

 

Petite Floral Print Sleeveless Cowl Neck A-Line Midi Dress

4. For a Birthday Party or Date Night

With summer comes parties, and you may find an invitation for a milestone birthday (40,50, 60,+) in your inbox. Whether you’re the guest or the birthday girl, this crepe A-line midi dress is a lovely choice. Look at that beautifully draped cowl neckline and how the soft folds drape across the body and go down to the top of the hip.

The modern floral design is eye-catching off to one side, and inky touches of dark purple, almost as dark as black,  give this peach-beige dress punch!

Petite Floral-Print Maxi Dress

5. For a Vacation

Beat the heat on your vacation with a light, airy sundress. Whether dining al fresco oceanside or hitting the town to explore, this tropical print maxi dress with the halter keyhole neckline feels like summer! Nude sandals keep the focus on the bright print!

 

Petite Palm Belted Flare Dress

6. For an Outdoor Party

When the weather is hot and steamy, wear something cool and refreshing like this breezy palm print belted flare dress.   The print is simple but stunning, and the style is easy for anyone to wear.  Get ready for some fun in the sun and wine and cheese on the patio in this dress!

 

 

Petite Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress in Plaid

7. For the Office

Amp up your office chic look with this polished, modern sheath dress. This cap sleeve plaid sheath dress is understated and elegant, with a flattering fit. Talk about business savvy style!

 

Petite Sleeveless Crew Neck Floral Bubble Crepe Sheath Dress

8. For a Graduation

Your child’s graduation is important, so mom, you will want to wear something nice. This lively sheath dress with the stunning dark floral print is a beautiful way to dress classic with a modern twist. 

These are just a few suggestions for where to wear these pretty, petite summer dresses. They’re all quite versatile, can be dressed up or down, and are appropriate for many events. I call them closet keepers because these dresses will keep on working for you over and over again! Now that’s good value!

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