I love black. It's the best color, it's the most flattering color, and you can literally never go wrong with black.
That being said, when choosing a black maxi dress, I prefer to have a little something extra added onto it...just so it's not too intimidating.
This dress is a little bit of a #tbt because it's Madewell from two summers ago, but boy do I still love it. I'm a sucker for anything embroidered (obviously), and this dress is super special because it's beaded embroidery! Woo!
I wouldn't say I'm a short person (a standard, average 5'5), but finding maxi dresses that aren't too long is actually a struggle. This dress is the perfect length because A) I didn't have to have it altered and B) I don't have to wear heels with it so I'm not tripping over the hem.
Since this dress isn't available anymore, I've included options below that are somewhat similar, but are more along the lines of not just a plain black maxi dress. Have that added oomph!