Best Summer Dresses for Short Torsos

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You may be looking for clothing to balance out a shorter torso. We all want long legs, but also want to be proportionate.

We think there are three summer dresses that will work well with people with short torsos. Drop-waist styles can visually lengthen your torso and create the illusion of a lower waistline. Second is a shift dress, which is loose-fitting throughout so you can’t see where you torso ends. A V-neck style can be elongating at the neckline. Check out these examples and shop our favorites!

Drop-Waist Dresses

1. Our absolute favorite: This 100% cotton The Drop dress is a personal favorite we love to wear for an extra-easy, always-stylish outfit!

2. We also love: This three-quarter-sleeve Zeagoo mini dress is so cute with its ruffled hem. Blue Green is a great summer color!

3. We Can’t Forget: This crisp, lightweight Nordstrom dress is perfect for farmers’ markets, picnics, brunches and beyond!

4. Fabulous Florals This BB Dakota mini dress, available at Walmart, is the prettiest pink with a dainty white floral print and adorable little buttons!

5. Cheers to Tiers This NIC+ZOE dress from Target has a few tiers, but they start low, perfectly complementing a shorter torso and making it appear longer!

6. Bell-Sleeved Beauty: This gauzey The Drop dress is the ultimate “chill girl” dress for summer. The bell sleeves add an extra level of sophistication!

Shift dresses

7. Our absolute favorite: We’re in love with the bold print and relaxed fit of this Cupshe shirt dress. This dress can be worn as a coverup or on a day without the beach.

8. We also love: Target’s A New Day midi Dress with Spaghetti Strap is made from a breezy linen blend. It comes in the prettiest colours and prints!

9. We Can’t Forget: This Grace Karin chiffon Grace Karin gown will make you feel beautiful for a wedding or other evening event.

10. Ruffled Up The ruffle cap sleeves on this Romwe mini dress are just so charming. We are certain this Romwe mini-dress will attract many compliments!

11. Paisley, Please: The tie strings at the collar simply elevate this paisley-print Sandra Darren dress from Target. We just love the shapes of purple!

V-Neck Dresses

12. Our absolute favorite: This deep-V ANRABESS maxi dress is so pretty, whether you’re wearing it for a dinner date or a daytime hang!

13. We also love: This Cosonsen long-sleeve skater dress features a wrap-style design, which gives it extra points. Wrap styles look great on everyone!

14. We Can’t Forget: This Universal Thread dress is simple in the best way. It’s so versatile and can be worn alone or with different layers on top (or underneath). Target has it!

15. Palm Print: The plunging yet structured V of this multicolor Floerns dress is going to have you feeling so confident!

16. Totally Angelic This Free People dress from Zappos is so flowy and drapey, we think it’s absolutely ethereal!

17. Lovely Lace This lace-accented Dokotoo dress is a total win for all of the boho babes out there!

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