Two tall women wearing long maxi dresses - one in white at the beach, and one in black carrying a bag

Best Summer Dresses for Tall Women in 2023: Dress to Impress

Summer – a time for sunny skies, sandy beaches, and, of course, stunning summer dresses. But for tall women, finding that perfect dress that complements your height can often be a challenge. We at American Tall know the struggle is real, which is why we proudly design high-quality clothing for women between 5'9" and  6'6", and here, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best summer dresses for tall women in 2023. Let’s dive in!

The Perfect Summer Dress for Tall Women

The importance of finding the perfect summer dress cannot be overstated. A well-fitted dress can be a powerful confidence booster and can help you stand out and make a statement. From casual gatherings to elegant parties, the right summer dress is one that can just as easily be dressed down as it can be dressed up. 

And let's talk about the magic of maxi dresses. In summer fashion, the maxi dress is always a top pick for tall women. It’s long, flowy, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish. It embraces your height and gives you a graceful silhouette that’s perfect for summer.

To help you look your best, we at American Tall offer a selection of dresses that are specifically made in the proper proportions to fit both your taller torso and your longer legs. Our dresses are made with a tailored chest and tapered waist for your taller frame – because we only want you swimming in pools and oceans this summer, not excess fabric. And of course, our arm holes are positioned perfectly to keep you comfortable while our hems always hit in just the right spot.

With tall summer dresses that range from casual to classic elegance, you can be sure you’ll be dressed to impress throughout the summer.


How Long Should My Dress Be for My Height?

We know that finding the perfect length for your dress can truly elevate your look. And because we believe in customization over standardization, we offer both Tall and Extra Tall options to tweak dress lengths by a few inches, ensuring you get a perfect fit.

So, let's discover more about what lengths work best for women over 5'9" in different styles of dresses:

Maxi Dresses

The charm of a maxi dress lies in its length. For tall women, the ideal maxi dress hits right at your ankle or gently sweeps the top of your foot. This balance allows you to showcase your height while maintaining an elegant flow and is why American Tall maxi dresses come with added inches at the hem – no more settling for maxis that max out mid-calf! 


A tall woman wearing a cover-up gauze maxi dress in the color black.
A tall woman wearing a cover-up gauze maxi dress in the color black.


Midi and Mini Dresses

Midi dresses should ideally fall below the knee for tall women, while mini dresses should hit mid-thigh. These lengths maintain the style integrity of the dress while offering a flattering fit. Our selection of midi and mini dresses is crafted specifically for your longer measurements to hit at just the right length, so you never have to compromise fit for being fashion-forward. 


A tall woman wearing a black sleeveless knot front dress.


A tall woman wearing a cover-up gauze maxi dress in the color black.


Top Picks for the Best Summer Dresses for Tall Women

When shopping with American Tall, you get to experience the fashion trinity of quality, style, and a perfect fit. Here's our expertly curated list of the top summer dresses for tall women.

Maxi Dresses

There's no denying the allure of a maxi dress, especially when you can find one that's tailored to your height. Our maxi dresses cater to different styles and fits. Whether you're a fan of flirty romance or simple minimalism, we've got you covered. For example, our gorgeous gauze maxi dress is great for taking you from the beach to the boardwalk in effortless style, while our simple jersey maxi dress serves classic looks around town.

A tall woman wearing a cover-up gauze maxi dress in the color white.


A tall woman wearing a jersey maxi dress in the color dark charcoal.



Additionally, our maxi dresses are crafted with the highest attention to fit and fabric choices. We use breathable fabrics that are perfect for summer and ensure they're cut to flatter your tall frame and end perfectly at your ankle. This combination of style, comfort, and fit is what sets our dresses apart.

Styles and Patterns

From floral prints perfect for a picnic in the park to solid colors that make a sophisticated statement at a summer party, maxi dresses come in various styles and patterns to suit any occasion. Some popular styles include:

Bohemian Chic: Featuring earthy tones, exotic patterns, and often adorned with intricate lace or crochet details, Boho-chic maxi dresses embody a free-spirited, adventurous aesthetic.

Classic Monochrome: For those who prefer understated elegance, our monochrome maxi dresses in classic colors like black, white, and charcoal offer a sleek and refined look.

Striped and Geometric: Striped or geometric patterned maxi dresses lend a chic, contemporary vibe, perfect for an urban summer outing.

Floral and Botanical: Ideal for garden parties or brunch dates, floral and botanical print maxis infuse your look with feminine charm.

Fit and Fabric Choices

Fit is crucial when it comes to choosing the perfect maxi dress. At American Tall, our maxi dresses are thoughtfully designed to cater to women between 5'9" and 6'6", ensuring a graceful fit that complements your taller frame. The waistlines are correctly positioned, and the dress lengths are tailored to end at your ankle, making the dress look as fantastic as it feels.

In terms of fabric choices, maxi dresses are often crafted from lightweight and breathable materials like cotton, linen, and rayon. These fabrics are perfect for summer, offering comfort and style in equal measure. Also, some maxi dresses feature a hint of elastane for a more flexible, flattering fit.

You’ll also find maxi dresses are available in a variety of cuts – from empire waist to A-line to fit and flare, catering to different body shapes and personal style preferences.

So, whether you're heading to the beach or a summer soiree, maxi dresses blend style, comfort, and fit to offer you the best of summer fashion.

Transitioning from Day to Night

One of the benefits of a maxi dress that makes it one of the best summer dresses for tall women is its versatility. With the right accessories and footwear, you can easily transition your look from day to night.

Pair your maxi dress with sandals and a straw hat for a relaxed daytime outfit, then switch to a pair of heels, add some statement jewelry, and you're ready for a summer night out. And if you feel a chill in the evening air, simply throw on a lightweight cardigan or a denim jacket, and you're all set.

Midi Dresses

Midi dresses strike a beautiful balance between casual and chic, which makes them our next pick as one of the best summer dresses for tall women. They're versatile, perfect for a laid-back brunch, a shopping trip, or a relaxed evening out with friends. As we mentioned earlier in the blog, the ideal length of a midi dress is below the knee, a challenging fit when you’re a tall woman shopping at retailers who don’t make clothes designed for your body.

Luckily, we at American Tall make clothes made to fit tall women like you who were blessed with height, and our midi dresses are designed and measured to your frame, ensuring they’re never too short. Our fitted midi dress is a fashion staple for those looking for a simple style that can be dressed up and dressed down.

A tall woman wearing a black and white sleeveless midi dress.


T-Shirt Dresses

T-shirt dresses offer a simple, laid-back look that beautifully complements a tall frame – that is, when you can find one made right for your height. We understand the frustration felt by women over 5'9" when they find a T-shirt dress that looks more like a T-shirt and less like a dress. But that’s where we come in.

Comfortable for warm summer weather and versatile in style, our line of T-shirt dresses is a must-have in your summer wardrobe. Stretchy and made to hit mid-thigh, so you don’t have to worry about the hem, these dresses are an absolute summer essential. And remember, switch up your sneakers for a pair of heels and watch this dress go from day to night.

A tall woman wearing a short-sleeve swing dress in the color coral rose.


Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses offer an effortlessly sophisticated look. Ideal for a date night on the patio or a formal summer event, they gracefully wrap around your tall frame, defining your waist, enhancing your silhouette and boosting your elegance.

But despite being one of the top summer dresses for tall women, finding the right fit can be tough. Luckily, with American Tall’s selection of tall-friendly wrap dresses, you don’t have to worry about a waist that sits too high, a hem that hits too short and a sleeve that lands in the wrong spot.

A tall woman wearing a long-sleeve jersey wrap dress in a black floral pattern.



Styling Tips for Tall Women

Mastering the art of styling can take your summer look from hot to straight fire. Here are a few tips to guide you:

Accessorizing Summer Dresses

Accessories can truly elevate your look. Bold necklaces, chunky bracelets, or stylish hats can add an extra pop to your outfit. The trick is to find a balance and not let the accessories overshadow your dress.

Choosing the Right Footwear

Footwear can change the vibe of your outfit entirely. Pair your dress with heels for a more refined look, or opt for sandals or sneakers if you're aiming for a casual, laid-back style.

Balancing Proportions with Jackets and Cardigans

Pairing your summer dresses with the right jacket or cardigan can not only balance proportions but add an extra layer of style and sophistication. A well-fitted denim jacket or a light cardigan can complement your summer dress perfectly.

Shopping Tips for Tall Women

Shopping for the perfect summer dress doesn’t need to be a challenge, especially when American Tall has your back. Here's some advice to make your shopping experience a breeze:

Where to Find Summer Dresses for Tall Women

At American Tall, we've got an exclusive collection of the best summer dresses for tall women. Made to fit women between 5'9" and 6'6", our dresses give you the perfect fit at the waist, hem and sleeves so you can look as good as you feel when you’re out enjoying the summer weather.

Online Vs. In-Store Shopping

While in-store shopping offers an immediate try-on experience, online shopping provides comfort, convenience, and a larger range of options. It's all about what suits you best.

Taking Accurate Measurements for Online Shopping

When shopping online, having accurate measurements is crucial for a perfect fit. Ensure you keep your measurements handy for a hassle-free shopping experience, and when in doubt, check out our guide about our fit.

Serve Stylish Looks this Summer with American Tall's Best Summer Dresses for Tall Women

The key to standing out this summer? Embracing your height and dressing with confidence. Our top summer dresses for tall women let you create looks that are as unique as you are. Fashion is all about celebrating individuality and expressing yourself, and at American Tall, we’re all about helping you live your best life in style.

Explore our summer lookbook for inspiration in selecting the perfect dress for your summer. With American Tall, style, quality and comfort always go hand in hand. So dress to impress this summer and soak up every fashion moment!