When it comes to dressing for summer, there鈥檚 no better go-to than a tried and true maxi dress, but, depending on your height, getting the fit right of everyone鈥檚 favorite warm-weather staple can be a bit鈥 challenging. Maybe you鈥檙e vertically challenged and your hems tend to drag on the ground, or you鈥檙e uber-tall and they hit above your ankles instead of their desired longer length. Whatever your circumstance, we鈥檝e got you covered: Check out 12 different maxis for any height.


1. Boden Petite Twist-Front Jersey Maxi ($150): Whoever said petite ladies didn鈥檛 have options clearly never saw this twist-front maxi: Choose from seven different prints in this simple-but-pretty design (though we鈥檙e partial to this regatta leaf pattern).

2. ASOS Petite Ladder Knotted Jersey Maxi Beach Dress ($45): Go Nu Goth at the beach with this all-black dress (or potential cover-up!) that has a ladder-knot insert made specifically for the 5鈥3鈥-and-under set.

3. Ann Taylor Petite Paradise Maxi Strap Dress ($159): This strapless, paradise motif maxi will be your summer vacay go-to 鈥 add a Nordstrom Floppy Straw Look Hat ($22) and voila! You鈥檙e resort ready.

4. Dorothy Perkins Petite Mult-Colored Stripe Chain Maxi Dress ($79): What鈥檚 not to love about this colorfully striped floor-grazing number? It鈥檚 cheery, beach-worthy, and best of all, it鈥檒l FIT.


5. Reformation Savannah Dress ($218): With its cute AF button-down front and black and blue pinstripe print, this breezy style will be an instant favorite. It鈥檚 also got adjustable straps so you get the perfect fit up top as well as on bottom.

6. Solita Cleobella Maxi Dress ($199): This off-the-shoulder creation features a sweet embroidered floral bodice and side slit seams for keeping cool 鈥 it鈥檚 a win-win!

7. Free People Look into the Sun Maxi ($98): A bold orange hue is all this frock needs to stand out in the crowd (though that deep-V cutout neck doesn鈥檛 exactly hurt, either!), and at under $100 鈥 a rarity for a Free People maxi 鈥 it鈥檚 a total steal. Not a fan of orange? Go for bold in teal, black, or white instead.

8. Hope Is Yours Long Sleeve Long Dress ($70): The full flared sleeves of this beautiful boho piece make it a unique alternative to all those tan-line inducing spaghetti straps.


9. ASOS Tall Embroidered Mesh Illusion Maxi Dress ($119): Those with a flair for the dramatic will surely appreciate this mini/maxi combo that shows off your legs beneath a sheer maxi overlay with plenty of pizzazz. It鈥檚 made for the 5鈥9鈥 and over set, so if you鈥檙e model tall, this one鈥檚 for you.

10. Banana Republic Tall Flounce Tiered Floral Maxi Dress ($158): With removable straps, tall girls will essentially get two styles for the price of one.

11. J. Crew Tall Tiered Maxi Dress ($148): A fun take on the nautical trend comes in the form of this full-skirted frock, complete with a cinched-tie-waist that鈥檚 long enough for (count 鈥檈m!) three separate tiers.

12.LOFT Tall Wildflower Maxi Dress($98): Be a 鈥渢all wildflower鈥 in this billowing boho style you can roam the plains in. Better yet, remove the belt for an extra loose fit that will allow you to *truly* be free.

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