How do you choose between a maxi and a midi dress? A maxi dress is also known as a floor-skimmer, because the hem falls just above the ground, while a midi dress falls between the ankle and knee. Maxis are perfect for taller women, but petite women can wear them too! The best thing about maxi and midi dresses is they're often elegant on their own, particularly when paired with the perfect heels or wedges. We're happy to report that our collection of maxi and midi dresses suits every size and style.