Empire-waist dresses are good choices for petites, especially those short women who are long-waisted because the empire styling helps give the appearance of longer legs and, therefore, makes a short woman look a bit taller.
Here's a summer maxi dress that fits the bill with empire styling as well as a flattering V-neck bodice. This aqua tie-dye maxi dress is available in petites' sizes P/XS - P/L from Macy's (Buy Direct). Extra added bonus: it's on sale now, and there's still plenty of summer left to wear an easy, breezy maxi dress.
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