Hey loves, we know there are so many different types and styles of dresses in varying lengths, so how’s a fashion girl like you to choose? We’re here to help you find the perfect length dress for your shape, to make you look and feel your best! Leg length and shape are some important factors in choosing the cutest, most flattering dress that’s perfectly you!
One tip to find the chicest dress length for you is to aim for your hem to fall at one of the smallest parts of your leg. The shape of your leg naturally has the widest parts at mid-calf and mid-thigh, and the narrow sections are around the knees and the ankles. So, let’s check out where these dress silhouettes, from classic to trendy fall, and who they’re the most flattering for, hint: with the right attitude, you can wear anything!
Good news, dresses that fall just above or just below the knee are flattering on every shape! The knee is a relatively slender part of the leg, so it looks great on many different body shapes and sizes! If you have a petite frame, try a dress that falls above your knee to really show off your shape, or try something just below the knee for a fuller figure.
Short dresses with mini skirts, falling mid-thigh or above, are great for showing off lovely long legs! Pro tip: aim for a hem that falls above the fullest part of your thigh to avoid making your thighs appear larger. Mini dresses are super versatile, and also look great with fun tights, or worn as swim cover ups, get creative!
Midi dresses fall at a more modest mid calf length, and can be flattering on any shape, try pairing a midi with your highest heels, or shoes in nude hues to really elongate your look!
Maxi dresses range from ankle length to floor length and are universally flattering! Try paring ankle length maxis with mules or flat sandals for a casual summer look, and longer, floor length maxis with cute heels or wedges, for that extra lift! Try a strapless maxi to show off your shoulders and balance out the longer length!
Which dress length will you choose? No matter your size or shape, go ahead and try out all the different styles, cuts, and lengths and add in your fave accessories for a look that’s totally you!