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17 Petite Maxi Dresses You Don’t Need to Hem

If you’re petite, you can often get away with shopping in the main section of stores, particularly if you’re buying tops, short skirts or even sometimes cropped pants. But there’s one item that never fits off the rack: the maxi dress. (Even the highest pair of wedges can’t save a sidewalk-dusting dress.)

You could always bring the maxi dress to the tailor, right? Besides costing extra money, chopping too much off the bottom can alter the drape of the dress — and not in a good way. Thankfully, retailers are (slowly) becoming more inclusive and offering some gorgeous maxi dresses cut perfectly for your petite frame.

Here are 17 petite maxi dresses you can buy straight off the rack and wear.

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