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Top 10 Petite Dresses

The Best Spring Dresses That Were Made For Smaller Frames

The Best Spring Dresses That Were Made For Smaller Frames

The sun is shining, and the temperatures are warming up, which means it’s finally time to pack away the sweaters and bring out the dresses. There’s no better time for wearing dresses than during the warmer seasons. With all of the events that tend to happen around this time, whether it’s a wedding or an outdoor soiree, a spring dress is an effortless way to get dressed up. To help you pick out the best spring dress this season, we relied on our data-driven algorithm to scour the web, specifically with petite sizing in mind. Ahead, you’ll find the best petite spring dresses for every occasion. These dresses will take you from work to play to weekend activities comfortably and, of course, in style. And, more importantly, these have been loved and adored by shoppers just like you, so they’re guaranteed to be petite-friendly! Shop the 10 Best petite dresses by scrolling through. Opening image: boden.com

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April 15, 2019

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The Rankings


Eliza J Stretch Ruffle Crepe Sheath Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The flare and drape create a flattering cut.

BEST FOR: Wear this piece for dressier occasions like a work function or a wedding. 


Old Navy Flutter-Sleeve Jersey Swing Dress

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: The relaxed fit and subtle sleeve detail make it easy to dress this up or down. Wear sneakers for a casual look or swap them for heels for a special occasion.

LOVED FOR: Being lightweight and having just enough swing and movement


Anthropologie Juno Printed Dress

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: Users suggest ordering a size down as this dress runs a bit large.

USERS SAID: “I give this dress 5/5! I got this in the blue sprinkle print and am tempted to buy more! This is perfect for work and for play and can be worn during any season. Based on other reviews I did size down and felt that was appropriate. Love this dress”


Michael Stars Racerback Midi Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The figure-flattering shape

USERS SAID: “This dress is very form-flattering. It hugs all the curves, but it is also stretchy so you can still move around. I am 5’2” and normally wear a 6P but ordered a medium petite. Was a little long even in petite, but still very happy with it!”


Loveappella Knit Maxi Dress

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: Consider sizing down as this dress runs large.

BEST FOR: The breezy style and relaxed fit make this dress perfect for beach trips or weekend getaways. 


Old Navy Jersey Swing Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The comfortable fit has just enough stretch and movability.

STYLE WITH: Dress it up with flats for work or pair with sneakers and a denim jacket for weekend wear. 


J.Crew Petite Resume Dress

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Make a statement during your next business meeting or work presentation with this structured and professional number.

USERS SAID: “This dress has quickly become a work favorite. I purchased in 3 colors (blue, navy, gray). I was a little worried about the shoulder bunching under a jacket or sweater, but no problems whatsoever.”


Boden Phoebe Jersey Dress

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This dress is designed with everyone’s favorite feature: pockets!

USERS SAID: “The Phoebe is always a winner and the little ballet slipper print is no exception. Cotton! Pockets! Flattering shape! I have five or six of these…”


Eliza J Lace Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress

Our Score

BEST FOR: Have a wedding to attend? This romantic all-over lace dress will fit right in.

HELPFUL TIP: For petite sizing, if you’re in between sizes, it’s suggested to order one size down for the best fit. 


Old Navy Sleeveless Jersey Swing Dress

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Consider this effortless dress your newest staple piece. Easy to layer with and comfortable enough for everyday wear, this sleeveless dress will easily become a go-to piece.

LOVED FOR: The bright color options that make this dress even more fun and playful

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