Finding the perfect dress for a summer event is hard enough, but when you’re petite, it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. You’ll find lots of dresses that 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?
There are several great dress brands that cater to Petites, with Maggy London and Eliza J being two of my favorites! The other great news is, now is the perfect time to buy a summer dress. We’re in that sweet spot where stock is still plenty, even though summer clearances have begun as retailers start making room for fall fashions.
Have a look at these fabulous petite summer dresses that are guaranteed to look wonderful whatever you are doing this summer.
1. FOR THE OFFICE
Amp up your office chic look with this polished sheath dress. The belted sheath dress with a notch v-neckline and a contrasting slim belt adds a new spin to business savvy.
2. FOR THE WEEKEND
Weekends are made infinitely better when you are wearing this gingham sundress for a relaxed look. Dress it up with a pair of heeled sandals and a lightweight blazer or dress it down with a pair of flip flops and a denim jacket. Either way, it’s a winning combo!
3. FOR A SUMMER WEDDING
This charming tiered jewel strap cocktail dress is an excellent choice for a summer wedding. With jewel embellished straps and multi-layered tiers that are feminine and flattering, this dress will take you from ceremony to reception with ease and in comfort.
4. FOR A GRADUATION
Your child’s graduation is a big deal, and you want to dress the part. This floral print halter neck maxi dress is perfect for the occasion. With a vibrant punch of color and halter neckline to show off your shoulders, you’ll look and feel your best in this dress.
5. FOR A BRIDAL SHOWER
Bridal showers can be casual affairs, but most of the time, they are fancier occasions that call for a pretty, feminine dress. I adore the colorful floral print on this sleeveless sheath dress with a ruffle hem. A dress like this is cheerful and just what you should be wearing for such a joyous occasion.
6. FOR AN OUTDOOR SUMMER PARTY
The weather is beautiful and balmy, and your party dress should correspond to the weather. It certainly will if you’re wearing this pretty A-line dress with a soft, peach floral print and a pleated skirt.
7. FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY, OR DATE NIGHT
With summer comes parties, and you may well find an invitation for a milestone birthday land in your Inbox. Whether you are attending a birthday party or having one of your own, this printed jersey knit shift dress is a fun choice. The lively colors, a fun geometric print, and short sleeves come together to create an effortlessly stylish dress with a playful vibe.
8. FOR A VACATION
Beat the heat on your vacation with a light, airy dress. Whether you are dining al fresco oceanside or hitting the town to do some exploring, this off-the-shoulder eyelet dress with a floral print is sleek and refined.
These are just a few suggestions for where you might wear these pretty petite dresses this summer. All of them are very versatile and can be dressed up or down and look appropriate at 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!