Great Maxi Dresses for a Tall Summer

I love, love, love a maxi dress for summer.  I’m so glad this trend has shown some legitimate staying power and that we’ve moved beyond the strictly boho maxi look.  There’s nothing easier than throwing on a comfortable maxi dress for running errands, catching a concert or shopping.

But, of course, as a taller woman, finding a maxi dress that works is a tricky proposition. It seems like they’re just never quite long enough.  On shorter girls, I don’t mind (and actually sometimes find it stylish) when the right maxi dress hits mid-ankle, but for some reason, the same length doesn’t work for tall women.

Right now, I’m dying for all five of the dressed below – each one available in tall sizes – aren’t they so great!

Maxi Dresses for Tall Women

Top Row: Long Tall Sally, Old Navy, Gap
Bottom Row: Banana Republic, Long Tall Sally

My maxi dress policy is that the hem has to hit the top of my foot, or graze the floor.  I think it’s because of that ever-present “looks like she outgrew her clothing” fear from childhood.  And it’s hard to find dresses that meet that standard.  Luckily, a lot of brands are starting to realize that tall women want long dresses, too!

One piece of advice for maxi dress shopping online – know your hollow-to-hem measurement. Sometimes, even technically “non-tall” maxi dresses are long enough for me. I just have to pay attention to the length information in the item description.

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