The best summer dresses for short torsos

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If you have a short torso, you may be looking for clothes that can help balance things out. We all want long legs, but we want to look proportionate at the same time!

When it comes to summer dresses, we have three types that we think are completely complementary for people with a short torso. The first is a low rise style, which can visually elongate your torso, creating the illusion of a lower waistline. The second is a shift dress, which is loose so you can’t see where your torso ends. The third is a v-neck style, which can have a lengthening effect up to the neckline. Check out and shop some of our favorite examples below!

Dropped waist dresses

1. Our absolute favorite: This 100% cotton The Drop dress is a personal favorite that we love to wear for an extra-easy and always stylish outfit!

2. We also like: This three-quarter sleeve Zeagoo mini dress is so cute with its ruffled hem. The Blue Green color is so nice for summer!

3. We cannot forget: This crisp, light Nordström dress is perfect for farmers markets, picnics, brunches and more!

4. Fabulous Flowers: This BB Dakota short dressavailable at Walmart, is the prettiest pink with a delicate white floral print and adorable little buttons!

5. Thumbs up for the levels: This NIC+ZOE dress from Target has a few tiers, but they start low, perfectly complementing a shorter torso and making it look longer!

6. Bell Sleeve Beauty: This gauze The Drop dress is the “chill girl” dress par excellence for the summer. Bell sleeves level it up even more!

Straight dresses

7. Our absolute favorite: We love the bold print and relaxed fit of this Cupshe shirt dress. It works well as a cover-up but can also be worn on non-beach days!

8. We also like: This spaghetti strap A New Day midi dress by Target is made with a lightweight linen blend and comes in the most beautiful colors and prints!

9. We can’t forget: If you need something for a wedding or other party, this chiffon Grace Karin dress will make you look and feel beautiful!

10. Crumpled: The ruffled cap sleeves on this Romwe short dress are so charming. We know this one will draw so many compliments!

11. Paisley, please: Ties at the collar simply enhance this paisley print Sandra Darren dress of the target. And we love purple shapes!

V-Neck Dresses

12. Our absolute favorite: That deep V Long dress ANRABESS is so pretty whether you wear it for dinner or for a day out!

13. We also like: This long-sleeved jersey Cosonsen Skater Dress also has a wraparound look, which earns her extra points. Wraparound styles look good on everyone!

14. We cannot forget: This Universal Yarn Dress is simple in the best way. It’s so versatile and can be worn alone or with different layers on top (or underneath). Catch it at Target!

15. Palm Print: The plunging but structured V of this multicolored Dress Floerns will make you feel so confident!

16. Totally Angelic: This Dress of the Free People by Zappos is so flowy and drapey, we think it’s absolutely ethereal!

17. Beautiful Lace: This accented lace Dokotoo dress is a total victory for all bohemian girls!

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