It’s not easy being petite. For all the money you spend on clothes, often you have to then fork out even more for alterations. Hemlines are too long, billowing sleeves have too much excess fabric, and don’t even get me started at waistlines that usually end up sitting somewhere around your hips.
Thankfully though, there are currently several brands that are making things easier for those of us lacking a little bit of height. From Reformation to Abercrombie, Boden to ASOS, dedicated petite ranges are becoming much easier to find if you just know where to look.
Generally, I find dresses to be one of the hardest items to shop for, as there are often several different elements that can end up looking too oversize. While with a skirt, you might only have to alter the hem, dresses provide the added difficulty of potentially having to adjust the length of a bodice as well as sleeves and more. That is why today, I’ve taken the time to scroll through several websites in order to track down some of the best petite dresses on the market that you won’t have to alter a bit. From summery cotton maxi dresses that don’t drag on the floor to floral minis that will actually sit above your knee, keep scrolling for 18 petite summer dresses I genuinely recommend…
Shop My Edit of Petite Summer Dresses
Finding a petite maxi dress just got easier.
From the colour to the cut, I’m completely obsessed.
Add sandals for day or elevate with heels for evening.
The last details are a nice touch.
The classic LBD just got cooler.
It’s all about this blue-grey hue.
Nothing says summer quite like gingham.
This looks so expensive.
This immediately went in my basket.
This also comes in a floral blue, plain white and classic black.
Lemon yellow is the colour of the season.
I still can’t believe this is from the high street.
Pretty florals are always relevant.
The botanical prints and puff sleeves are so chic.
The perfect throw-on and go dress.
For all your summer events.
Just add sandals and you’re ready to go.
This could honestly pass for designer.
Minis are a must for the heat.