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.
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.