25 Stunning Petite Wedding Guest Dresses (That Will Actually Fit)

Shopping for dresses can be a challenge when you're petite—but not when you have options like these.
Collage of midi and long petite wedding guest dresses.
Photos, left to right: Old Navy, Anthropologie, Reformation
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Updated Oct 02, 2023
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Shopping isn't always easy when you're petite, and the search for petite wedding guest dresses is certainly no exception. If you're 5' 4" or under, the struggle to find a dress that fits just right can be real. Short dresses run long, midis look like maxis and maxis drag on the ground. While tall heels add some height, they don't really change the overall fit. If you're on the hunt for a wedding guest dress that won't make you feel like you're swimming in fabric (or cost hundreds in alterations), you've come to the right place.

The truth is that clothes should be made to fit all kinds of bodies, not the other way around. Thankfully, many designers and retailers are expanding their offerings to include more size-inclusive options for shoppers. With this in mind, we rounded up a range of lovely petite and petite plus wedding guest dresses—from chic silk slips, to casual summer sundresses and even grand ball gowns—for every wedding on your calendar this year. Keep reading to discover our top picks, then, head over to our roundup of wedding guest shoes to find a pair to complete your look.

The Best Petite Wedding Guest Dresses

If you're tired of spending additional time and money on dress alterations, these looks are for you. Here's 25 of our favorite petite dresses for weddings that you can shop online right now.

1. Reformation Petites Nadira Dress

This countryside midi dress, with a beautiful floral pattern, features a flattering corset-style bodice and a sweetheart neckline. The relaxed skirt is nice and airy for an outdoor spring or summer wedding. On top of all that, the tied straps are adjustable for an even better fit.

Size Range: 0P - 12P

2. White House Black Market Petite 3/4 Sleeve Ruffle Bouson Dress

This maroon mini dress—in a fantastical floral print—is perfect for your next outdoor wedding. With darling ruffles, three-quarter sleeves, and breathable fabric, we know you'll definitely find an occasion to wear this one again.

Size Range: XXSP-LP

3. Banana Republic Halter Pleated Maxi Dress

During wedding season, a little black dress is a wardrobe staple (but this petite option will most likely make its way into your rotation even after the festivities are over). Thanks to its timeless silhouette, there are countless ways to style the pleated halter neck style.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

4. Hutch Long-Sleeve V-Neck Wrap Maxi Dress

No detail was overlooked when making this statement maxi dress. It has a plunging neckline, wrap waist, balloon sleeves and an autumnal floral print. Though bold in design, the lightweight fabric and dramatic leg slit give the dress a floaty feel.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

5. Petite Studios Lorraine Dress

Nothing says romance quite like a red dress, and this midi option, with a rouched bust, twisted waist and leg slit, is just about as flirty as they come. We love the adjustable shoulder straps and pearl button detailing that tie together this ultra-chic look.

Size Range: XXSP - LP

6. Karen Millen Petite Structured Crepe Forever Pleat Midi Dress

For petite guests who are looking for a refined option, this black midi dress with a V-neckline, elbow-length sleeves and pleated skirt brings both comfort and sophistication. With the added detail of a waist belt, this is a simple look that still makes a statement.

Size Range: 0P - 12P

7. Abercrombie & Fitch Ruffle Tiered Maxi Dress

If you're still worried about fit, try this tiered maxi dress featuring adjustable straps. Thanks to its matte satin fabric, you can wear this wedding ensemble throughout the warmer seasons. We're also drawn to the dress' delicate floral print and sweetheart neckline.

Size Range: XXSP - XXLP

8. Old Navy Fitted One-Shoulder Double-Strap Rib-Knit Midi Dress

This simple wedding guest dress is the perfect option for a casual or semi-formal event. The flattering silhouette features an adjustable one-shoulder neckline and a side leg slit. It's also available in five gorgeous color options.

Size Range: XSP - XXLP

9. Anthropologie The Silverlake Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Here's an eye-catching look you're sure to love for a wedding. While the stunning black and white floral print is the talking point of this midi dress, the adorable flutter sleeves and sexy open back certainly won't go unnoticed.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

10. Banana Republic Valley Midi Slip Dress

This stunning satin slip dress is semi-fitted with a cowl neck, adjustable crossback straps and a side slit that adds shape to an otherwise relaxed look. We love the neutral tone, but if you're looking for a pop-of-color, it's also available in bright orange and blue.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

11. Universal Standard Iconic Petite Geneva Dress Jam

Looking for a petite plus option you can wear again and again? This is the pick for you! With a crew neck and cap sleeves, this cotton midi dress offers all the comfort and effortless style of your favorite tee. Pair it with wedges for a casual outdoor wedding, or with sneakers for day-to-day wear.

Size Range: 00/0P - 38/40P

12. Ann Taylor Petite Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress

If you're shopping for a spring or summer petite wedding guest dress, this vibrant style fits the bill. Made from 100% cotton, and featuring airy flutter sleeves, this dress is guaranteed to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day.

Size Range: 00P - 18P

13. Abercrombie Plunge V-Neck Midi Dress

An elegantly understated look is always a good choice for a wedding, and this petite option checks off all our boxes. The classic silhouette features a deep V-neck and leg slit for a look that's just the right amount of sweet and sexy.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

14. Anthropologie Plisse V-Neck Wrap Midi Dress

Bright and bold! This dark yellow midi dress with a V-neck and kimono sleeves is another sophisticated wedding guest dress option for petite women. Add some glam with statement earrings and a pair of woven espadrilles.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

15. Old Navy Fit & Flare Printed Crinkled Halter Midi Dress

Here's a lightweight option you're sure to love for an outdoor wedding. The halter neck pick features a relaxed fit, adjustable neck, and a charming botanical print. Pair it with your favorite heeled sandals for a semi-formal wedding this summer.

Size Range: XSP - XXLP

16. Reformation Petites Sigmund Dress

Looking for a little black dress that pulls out all the stops? This is our pick. We love the subtle puff shoulders paired with a tight bodice and relaxed skirt. Plus, the high leg slit makes it a perfect option to hit the dancefloor in.

Size Range: 0P - 12P

17. Boohoo Petite Floral Off Shoulder Ruffle Mini Dress

Formal doesn't have to equate to a floor-length dress. A cocktail dress, like this off-shoulder option, can be equally appropriate. The gorgeous tropical colors are heightened by the ruffled bodice and puff sleeves.

Size Range: 0P - 12P

18. Connected Petite Popover Jumpsuit

Dresses aren't the only option when it comes to shopping for petite wedding guest attire. This black jumpsuit, for example, can easily be dressed up or down to fit a variety of dress codes. Plus, you'll love wearing it for nights out after the wedding.

Size Range: 4P - 14P

19. Petite Studded Fringe Mesh Insert Bandage Midi Dress

Trends may come and go, but "dopamine dressing" is always in style! Pick up this stylish midi dress for your next wedding. The bold blue shade, mesh detail and cascading fringe, makes this look an easy "yes!"

Size Range: XSP - LP

20. Reformation Petites Winslow Dress

No matter the dress code, you can't go wrong with a classic wrap dress. This navy option, with a plunging neckline, side leg slit and floral print, can easily be dressed up with a pair of pumps, or worn casually with a pair of sandals.

Size Range: XSP - XLP

21. Side Ruched Ruffle Details Scuba Crepe Gown

If you've been invited to a wedding with a black-tie dress code, finding a floor-length dress that fits just right might prove to be a difficult task. Fortunately, there are plenty of gorgeous petite options to choose from, like this green (hunter) scuba crepe gown with a jewel neck and hidden zip.

Size Range: 4P - 16P

22. By Anthropologie Square Cowl-Neck Ruched Side-Slit Slip Dress

Get ready to shine in this vibrant multicolor slip dress. The light fabric and dramatic side slit make it perfect for an outdoor summer wedding, but you can even pair it with a shawl to transition into fall nuptials.

Size Range: 00P - 16P

23. Abercrombie & Fitch Plunge Satin Mini Dress

As a petite, finding a mini dress that's actually mini might prove to be a difficult task. Thankfully, this charming option comes in a shorter length to ensure the perfect fit. We love the sultry look of its plunging neckline, as well as its elegant flouncy skirt.

Size Range: XXSP - XLP

24. Boden Pippa Midi Shirt Dress

This cuff-sleeved midi dress with a V-neckline, fitted waist and rich green pattern is a fun choice for petite wedding guests. Pair this simple shirt dress with your favorite shoes for a semi-formal wedding fit you'll want to wear again and again. If green's not your color, try this cotton ensemble in blue!

Size Range: 2P - 12P

25. ASOS DESIGN Petite Velvet Bare Shoulder Prom Midi Dress

If you're looking for the perfect fit for a winter wedding, consider this deep plum midi dress. The asymmetric neckline offers a modern take on a classic silhouette. Combined with the soft velvet fabric, you'll look elegant and trendy!

Size Range: 00P - 12P

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