The Perfect Dress Length For You

Claire Miles
Oct 01, 2022

When it comes to fashion, you have so many options that it can be a bit overwhelming at times. With that said, just because you have an endless amount of options, it doesn’t mean that everything works for you. Yes, you have your own tastes and style but sometimes there is a bit more to it. More specifically we are talking about dresses. You see, even though dresses have been a staple in fashion, some thought is required when choosing one. Don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your favorite dress. We simply want to help you choose one that fits your height.

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Now we all know that dresses come in a variety of lengths. This includes the most popular ones which are short and long. However, what you might not know is that you should actually choose a dress length that works with your height. Although a dress may look beautiful on the mannequin, it might not make you look good because of its length. This simply means that you might have to be a bit more strategic the next time you select a dress. If you are someone who is naturally short, you really don’t want to go with a medium-length dress.

Medium-length dresses tend to cut off just below the knees. On someone short, this can look quite weird and it can even make you look shorter. If you are someone who is of average height, you may not want to go with dresses that are too long as they can give a more boxy look. Lastly, if you are someone who is really tall, you may not want to go with dresses that are short as they can appear to be much shorter. Now there really isn’t an exact rule to looking for dresses. You simply have to try on a few to find the perfect one.