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 New Look, 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. From summery cotton maxi dresses that won't drag on the floor to floral minis that will actually sit above your knee, keep scrolling for 18 petite summer dresses I have on my wish list.
Shop our edit of petite summer dresses:
The Reformation Petites Jovi Dress (£248)
River Island Petite Maxi Dress (£40)
The Reformation Petites Juliette Dress (£218)
Boden Low Back Maxi Sundress (£85)
Forever New Petite Frill Shoulder Mini Shift Dress in Pastel Yellow (£85)
The Reformation Petites Alta Dress ($248)
New Look Petite Black Crepe Split Hem Mini Pinafore Dress (£20)
Miss Selfridge Petite Cami Midi Dress in Ditsy Floral Print (£25)
Boden Woven Mix Trim Detail Dress (£90)
Asos Design Petite Cotton Poplin Tie Wrap Around Midi Sundress in Beige (£28)
Vila Petite Wrap Dress (£45)
Dorothy Perkins Petite Multi Floral Tiered Maxi Dress (£22)
Next Fuller Bust Ochre Linen Mix Shirt Dress (£42)
Miss Selfridge Petite Rose Bud Split Front Midi Dress in Black (£30)
Next Red Tipped Column Dress (£35)
Forever New Petite Maxi Dres (£85)
Miss Selfridge Petite Milkmaid Maxi Dress in White (£40)
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