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The 19 Best-Reviewed Dresses for Petite Women on Amazon

The effortlessness of a dress is simply undeniable. It’s a one-and-done outfit that takes mere seconds to throw together, works well for practically every occasion on your calendar, and makes you look put-together (and incredibly stylish) with very minimal effort. As such, you can never have too many dresses, and as easy as they make getting dressed, finding the right one is another story, especially when you’re petite.

Shopping for dresses takes a bit more thought and consideration for petite women, and finding a length and silhouette that works can be a challenge. To help you find the best dresses for petite women, we turned to Amazon and the bountiful customer reviews, searching for styles that women 5’5″ and under seem to be shopping nonstop. Read on for the styles that earned rave reviews.

“This dress was everything I wanted and more for my bridal shower! It was super comfy and so flattering and I got so many compliments. The skirt is lined so I didn’t have to worry about anything showing. I am 5’3” and ordered a medium. It fit perfectly. Definitely going to order one in a different color.”—Amazon reviewer

“I love this dress. It fits great, perfect length, although I am only 5’3”. … so it might be short if you are taller.”—Amazon reviewer

“I’m a very petite girl—5 feet, 110 pounds. Curvy. This fit perfect. Not super tight but tight enough. I got a small. Good quality and not see-through at all. Worth the $20.”—Amazon reviewer

“Love it so much. It is so hard to find clothing that fits me, I’m a smaller girl with a DD cup chest. When I put the dress on, it fit perfectly, although I did need a safety pin the close the gap of the button on the inside for my chest to not show.”—Amazon reviewer

“I’m 5’3 and the medium size fits perfectly! The armholes are the right size, and there are no bra straps peeking out at all. The hem hits right above the knee, just where I like it. The fabric is almost silky feeling, with a fantastic drape to it, yet avoids looking like maternity wear. I love this dress!”—Amazon reviewer

“I love this! I’ll be honest, I’m not normally a big fan of dresses but in this one, I felt like a boss. The size fit perfect and was super flattering, I felt like it hugged all of the right curves. Perfect for a nice date night and I feel like it can be dressed up or down—I’m 5’2 and the small fit like a charm.”—Amazon reviewer 

“I was looking for a simple, wrinkle-free travel dress—and this is better than I expected! The fabric is nice, it fits well, and it comes in petite!”—Amazon reviewer

“I am petite but kind of curvy and bottom-heavy (5’2 tall, bust 33″ to 33.5″, 28” waist, 38 hips) and I bought a small in red. The dress fits right, a bit below mid-thighs and the color is similar to the picture, red wine. I bought this dress because of the fabric (ribbed, mostly cotton) to wear something comfy at home and without a bra (this fabric is not see-through, not so form-shaping, and is thick enough without being too hot). It has two black ribbons to hang it. The dress meets my expectations.”—Amazon reviewer 

“I loved the length of this dress, as it comes to my mid-calf. I’m 5’3” so this is perfect. It’s also loose fitting so I don’t feel like it’s too tight or too revealing.”—Amazon reviewer

“I loved this dress! I needed a loose-fitting dress after surgery because of swelling. This dress is so flattering. I bought a few in different colors. I will definitely continue to wear this dress. It is difficult to find something for someone as short as myself. I am 5’1” and a little curvy. The Large fits me well and even though it wasn’t ‘petite’ it still fits well. Sometimes the shoulders will sloop or it will be too long, but this dress was perfect.”—Amazon reviewer

“This is a great dress! The fabric isn’t too thin to where you can see through, it’s a little thick but still great to wear during summer. Very comfortable also. Length is just below my knees (I’m 5’5), it’s a great flowy dress.”—Amazon reviewer

“I love this dress! I’m petite and bought an extra small. The material of this dress is slightly thicker and the style makes it more elegant. Best part is you will look stunning without breaking the bank. It’s also more affordable then other dresses at places like Zara or Express that I have seen around.”—Amazon reviewer 

“Love it—great weight and comfortable. I’m 5’3” and it falls several inches below my knees.”—Amazon reviewer

“Fit well, stretchy, didn’t shrink when washed. Fit my petite frame.”—Amazon reviewer

“Perfect fit! I’m 5’2” and have a hard time finding a maxi dress that I don’t have to alter. This dress hit below my ankles with flats. I’m ordering another in a different color.”—Amazon reviewer

“Looks just like the picture, super soft and fit exactly as expected. I’m 5’3” and this hits exactly at the top of my toes. You could wear out, to work, or even to a wedding. Slit elevates the look so all you need to do is accessorize!”—Amazon reviewer

“The fabric and print will let you dress it up or down—I’m going to wear it to a wedding. It’s very light but you can’t see through it. It has a nice flowing swing to it when you walk. I love this dress! I’m 5’3” and the length is perfect.”—Amazon reviewer 

“The Amazon Essentials maxi dress, size large fit me perfectly. I’m a size 10P in dresses and this was just a bit loose but not too big. I’m 5’4”, and the length hit the top of my feet, so with a wedge sandal, it will be the correct length. The fabric is comfortable and the stripes are slimming. Overall, very happy with this dress.”—Amazon reviewer

“Great maxi dress for petites. I am 5’2” and it’s always difficult for me to find the right length and this is perfect. I’m 115 lbs and the X-Small fits great. Really nice material. On the inside, it looks like terry cloth. Already ordered a second one in a different color!”—Amazon reviewer

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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