Best Petite Spring & Summer Dresses for Every Occasion

Finding the perfect summer dress is hard enough, but when you’re petite, it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are 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 flowing in and everyone and buying season is just beginning.

Have a look at these fabulous petite summer dresses that are guaranteed to look wonderful whatever you are doing.


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1. Petite Summer Dress For the Office

Amp up your office chic look with this polished, modern sheath dress. This royal blue sheath dress with a gold ring cutout neckline and a flattering fit adds a new spin to business savvy.


Petite Casual Summer Dress For the Weekend
Petite Casual Summer Dress For the Weekend

2. Petite Casual Summer Dress For the Weekend

Weekends are made infinitely better when you are wearing this beachcomber striped dress for a relaxed look. Wear with a pair of flat sandals for a day of shopping. or toss it on over a swimsuit as a coverup. Either way, it’s a winning combo!


Women's petite summer dresses

3. For a Summer Wedding

This charming tiered beaded neck cocktail dress is an excellent choice for a summer wedding. With a beaded neckline, a removable jacket, and multi-layered tiers that are feminine and flattering, this dress will take you from ceremony to reception with ease and in comfort.


Petite midi summer dress for an Outdoor Party

4. Petite midi summer dress for an Outdoor Party

When the weather is hot and steamy, wear something cool and bare like a petite midi summer dress. This delicate floral print halter neck has an artsy high low hemline. The gorgeous halter neckline shows off your shoulders. Get ready for some wine and cheese out on the patio!


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 delicate lace petite summer dress with the feminine, scallop hem. This sleeveless floral sheath is elegant, and just what you should be wearing for such a joyous occasion.


6. For a Graduation

Your child’s graduation is an important day mom, and you will want to wear something nice. This pretty tiered dress with the dark floral print is classic with a twist. The asymmetrical hem makes it modern and the pretty flutter sleeves are a feminine choice.


Petite summer dresses casual - sleeveless sheath dress
Petite summer dresses casual – sleeveless sheath dress

7. 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 sleeveless sheath dress with a flouncy hem and contrasting black trim is sleek and refined.


Sleeveless sheath dress for casual petite summer dresses

8. 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 striped jersey knit faux wrap dress is a fun choice. The lively colors, a striped print, and short flutter sleeves come together to create an effortlessly stylish dress with a playful vibe.

These are just a few suggestions for where you might wear these pretty, petite summer dresses. They’re all quite versatile and can be dressed up or down, and will 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!

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