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-size proportions and make you look chic?
There are actually 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 multicolor dot print dress. The faux wrap dress with ruched sleeves and a tie waist adds a new spin to business savvy.
2. FOR THE WEEKEND
Weekends are made infinitely better when you are wearing this button front tie dress with a button front and waist tie 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 floral print sleeveless fit-and-flare dress is an excellent choice for a summer wedding. With a tie waist and pleated neck that’s 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 flowy blue wrap dress is perfect for the occasion. With a vibrant punch of color and ruched side details to slim and conceal, 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 which call for a pretty, feminine dress. I adore the colorful floral print on this cap sleeve midi dress. 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 chic dress with a bold floral print, a waist tie, and a pleated v-neckline.
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 tulip bell sleeve dress is lovely to wear. The pretty blush pink color, an alluring boatneck, and tulip bell sleeves come together to create an effortlessly stylish dress with a romantic vibe. It also makes the perfect dinner date dress when you are going out to an upscale restaurant.
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 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!
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