The versatility of a maxi dress makes it an essential wardrobe builder. Strapless, sleeveless and short sleeve maxi dresses in light and airy fabrics can be dressed up or down with the addition of accessories and the right sandal or heels. Maxi dresses in heavier fabrics or longer sleeves can be worn in Fall and Winter with the addition of a fashionable scarf, cropped jacket, blazer or cardigan.

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One huge pain point for tall women is finding a maxi dress that is long enough to cover our ankles.

The good news is that retailers are beginning to offer maxi dresses in longer lengths. Even better news is that retailers are providing shoulder to hem measurements. This information is vital because it gives us ladies a true idea of whether that gorgeous maxi will truly cover our ankles and hit the floor.

It is critical to add the height of the heel or shoe you intend to wear with the dress to the shoulder to hem measurement. For instance, you will require a longer dress if you want to wear it with a 4 inch wedge than if you wear it with a flat sandal.

I have created a handy Maxi Dress Calculator to help us ladies figure out how to find the perfect length maxi dress.

Simply select your height, then select the height of the heels/shoes you intend to wear with the dress and the calculator determines the length of maxi dress (shoulder to hem) that best suits your needs.


The Tall Muse

 

12 Comments on How to Find the Right Length Maxi Dress

  1. Stumbled upon your blog from Brown Girl Bloggers! Love your site! Being 5’6, I have never given this much thought. But I do have a lot of taller friends who complain about shopping for some of these reasons. I will definitely forward your link to them so they can follow you. Love your style by the way!

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    • The Tall Muse
      at (3 years ago)

      Hey Thrifting Diva. Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your website and I just love your tips and style! I recently started thrifting myself and I am loving the unique pieces I am finding. I will definitely stay tuned to your blog.

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    • The Tall Muse
      at (3 years ago)

      Thanks for checking out the site! I love sharing my finds with fellow gorgeous tall women. I checked your blog out and I love it and your style! I am also in the DMV area 🙂

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  2. Susanne
    at (3 years ago)

    Great information its hard for us tall girls to find the right length

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  3. Briy Gilgeous
    at (3 years ago)

    Is there a way to get one like this for Maxi Skirts?

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  4. Alice
    at (1 year ago)

    Thank you for doing this. Shopping online for a maxi dress is always a gamble when you’re 6’1. This was very helpful.

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  5. sj
    at (1 year ago)

    Oh ! I was checking length for a maxi dress and stumbled upon your website. Kudos 🙂 Found this online store dvibgyor offering great maxi dresses and guess what they accept customization for length of maxi as well and other vitals. It was truly awesome experience. Stuffed my wardrobe with 5 maxis now by the same store 🙂

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  6. Chrystel Romero
    at (1 year ago)

    I love you. I am a teeny girl and find myself on the other end…all my outfits drag on the ground. I need to walk around holding my dress like the 1800s.

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  7. Camellia
    at (10 months ago)

    I love the chart, because I’m 5’11 and I love wearing heels so now I know the exact length to buy

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