The Best Midi Dresses for Women with Short Torsos

Minis look great on short torso'ed gals who really want to show off those mile-long stems. But what if you'd prefer a longer length? There is one silhouette in particular that looks fabulous and helps even out your proportions. You pretty much can't go wrong with a midi dress that skims the body and falls straight after the hips with no seam at the waist.

Your long legs can handle the extra length of fabric, while the seamless, body-hugging fit lets you show off your figure without over emphasizing where your waist lies. Rather than a tight pencil skirt, the bottom of this dress should flow gently away from your legs, drawing the focus back up to your lovely face.

Here are seven of the best midi dresses all short torso'ed ladies would wear fabulously.


Casual Slip

Pair with a blazer and pointy-toe pumps for work or try lace-up sandals and a cute clutch for date night.

BP. ($59)


Tiered Off-the-shoulder

A fancy version for the 900 weddings you have on the calendar this summer.

Keepsake ($185)


Backless Showstopper

Just wait until you see the open back.

Saloni ($298)


Subtle Floral Lace

When in doubt, go for the LBD.

Dressbarn ($35)


Button Detailing

The bold buttons and asymmetrical hem make this dress feel extra special.

ASOS Curve ($27)

Silk Laundry

Silky Slip

Wear layered over a turtleneck in winter and with strappy sandals in summer.

Silk Laundry ($188)

Bergdorf Goodman

Long Sleeves

A high mock neck and quarter-length sleeves help offset the body-hugging fit.

Alice + Olivia ($248)