The Best Wedding-Guest Dresses to Shop For Petites
If you're on the shorter side, it's no secret that buying the perfect dress for an event can be tricky. You'll want it to look cute, feel comfortable, and, most importantly, have the right fit. Oftentimes, being shorter can mean making an extra trip to the tailor when you finally find that one you just can't live without. Or you can shop a retailer that offers petite sizing as well; a ton of our favorite brands and retailers are now finally producing more and more petite sizes, so you don't have to waste more time and money on getting the ideal length. If you're attending a wedding this fall, we're here to help you find the best petite wedding guest dresses that will fit just perfectly with any occasion!
We did the dream-dress shopping for you and found 11 stunning picks that are just the right length. No matter the occasion, whether it's an indoor or outdoor affair, we found the best petite wedding guest dresses for every type of celebration. The best part: they're all so versatile, making them investment pieces you can wear on repeat — and even well beyond the fall wedding season. Ahead, you'll find our favorites at every price point, ranging from $48 and up from brands like Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Old Navy, and ASOS, among others. Keep reading to check them all out, and find your perfect match for your next fall wedding.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
A Printed Petite Dress: Hutch Sweetheart Midi Dress
For all your fall weddings, get the Hutch Sweetheart Midi Dress ($100, originally $190). The style is so timeless thanks to its muted design and feminine neckline. Plus, the fun print would even look perfect with a pair of colorful heels to complete the look.
A Casual Petite Dress: J. Crew Resume Dress
Headed to a more casual wedding? Not to fret — there's a petite wedding guest dress out there for you, too. The J. Crew Resume Dress ($129, originally $128, originally $168) is a good idea. Bonus: it's even versatile enough to wear beyond the wedding, too.
A Cut-Out Petite Dress: Karen Millen Petite Asymmetric Cut Out Knit Midi Dress
This Karen Millen Petite Asymmetric Cut Out Knit Midi Dress ($148, originally $186) is sexy, yet sophisticated. The cut-out designs complete the look with an asymmetrical (and undeniably cool!) structure that's equal parts stylish and breathable. Plus, you can pair the petite midi dress with fun strappy heels, or something comfy and neutral. It also comes in black, if you want a more classic look.
A Knee-Length Petite Dress: Eliza J Floral Ruffle A-Line Dress
If you aren't sure what exactly the dress code is at your next fall wedding, something like this knee-length Eliza J Floral Ruffle A-Line Dress ($148) should help you to feel stylish and on-theme — regardless of the dress code. The ruffle tiers and floral print make it perfect for a more playful, autumnal look, too!
A Wrap-Tie Petite Dress: Banana Republic Tiered Wrap Dress
Look when it comes to the rules of fashion, we know one thing for certain: an LBD is always a good idea. We especially adore this Banana Republic Tiered Wrap Dress ($100, originally 170). The wrap silhouette is always flattering and comfortable to wear — even on your longest nights partying at the bride and groom's expense.
A Pleated Petite Dress: ASOS Cami Midi Dress
The classic pleats on this ASOS Cami Midi Dress ($48) make it feel dressed up, despite the fact that it's also super casual, too. With the tie waist detailing, the petite frock also boasts a universally flattering appeal. And coming in under $50, it's a great affordable choice.
A Midi Petite Dress: Loft Petite Dotted Ruffle Strap Midi Dress
You can't go wrong with a pastel midi. And while there are so many great options to shop in the style (especially for fall!), we adore the delicate vibe of this Loft Petite Dotted Ruffle Strap Midi Dress ($80, originally $100). The pink choice is perfect for the bride who wants you to wear a lighter shade or if you're in the wedding party.
An Asymmetrical Petite Dress: Karen Millen Petite Jersey Crepe Maxi Dress
Go for a standout look with the stunning Karen Millen Petite Jersey Crepe Maxi Dress ($102, originally $128). With this frock, there's no doubt you'll turn heads in every room the moment you walk through the door. And while we love this deep purple shade, the style also comes in a variety of other vibrant colors!
A Sleeveless Petite Dress: Anthropologie Bow-Tie Maxi Dress
You'll be the belle of the ball (or rather, the wedding ceremony) with this Anthropologie Bow-Tie Maxi Dress ($218). The statement-making, petite gown will help you to embrace some seriously chic fashion this fashion (and all without overdoing it on the bride's big day!). Style it with a pair of comfy black heels, and you're ready to go!
A Mini Petite Dress: Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress
When shopping for the right wedding guest dress, it's important to find something that will have you looking dressed up for the big ceremony, but that's also versatile enough to wear beyond your next wedding. We recommend this Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Rib-Knit Mini Dress ($12) for all of your fall styling needs. Whether you're dressing it with heels and an oversize blazer or trainers and a cozy knit, you'll look on-trend regardless of the occasion.
A Maxi Petite Dress: ASOS Pleated Twist Back Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress
Looking for a longer choice? Try the classic and pretty ASOS Pleated Twist Back Cap Sleeve Maxi Dress ($60). This airy gown is as ethereal as it is modern — with sleeves that drape effortlessly over the arm, and a neckline that's sexy yet still subtle. That red wine coloring on the frock is simply divine, too!