Trending: The Midi Dress
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If there’s one thing that’s taking over the fashion world right now, it’s the midi dress. The perfect balance of sexy, sleek and stylish all whilst maintaining a level of modesty and class makes it the perfect staple for any woman’s wardrobe.
Whether you’re opting for a sultry cut-out midi dress for a night in town with the girls, or donning a knit midi dress for your 9-5 office job, there’s a silhouette of this wardrobe hero for almost any occasion.
We’ve picked out our favourite designs from the season and gotten our stylists to provide their tips when it comes to rocking them this summer.
The Knit Midi Dress
Knitted styles have absolutely dominated the fashion scene this season. And if there’s one that has stolen the limelight, it’s the knit dress.
Many often think that knitted fabrics don’t work too well during a heatwave. But if you go for lightweight clothing with designs that bare a little skin, these dresses are going to work very well in your favour.
A black knit midi dress is one of our favourites this season, and it features a plunging neckline held together by a dainty string, dramatic side split and a total backless moment.
Draping perfectly over your curves, pair this dress with statement gold earrings and strappy heels for an opulent finish. We’re sure you’ll have all eyes on you while walking about!
The Free-Flowing Midi Dress
A relaxed silhouette is probably one of our favourites for summer dresses. Comfortable, functional and super cute, a free-flowing midi dress is an effortlessly chic choice.
The Bodycon Midi Dress
A bodycon dress is always on-trend, so you’re sure to never go out of style with it. In terms of a midi dress, it has one of the sexier styles that hugs your body and shows off your shape.
Whether you’re going on a date or looking to grab anyone’s attention, a slinky slip midi dress is sure to do the trick. Designed from a slinky fabrication that drapes flatteringly with sultry side splits, it makes an elegant option for having a fancy dinner or meeting the girls for some rooftop drinks.
For an elevated look, pop it on with a pair of cream heeled mules and gold hoop earrings.
The Statement Midi Dress
It’s the season to be fun and daring, so get all the attention to your outfit and make a loud statement. Abstract prints have made a huge appearance the past few months—and we’re obsessed.
Depending on your style, you can opt for a vibrant colourway or more subtle pastels.
The Cut-Out Midi Dress
A trend that won’t be leaving anytime soon, cut-out detailing has been all the rage this season especially at the waist. Offering a more elegant way to add a spicy touch, midriff flossing is another design that adds extra sultriness to the dresses.
For example, the linen blend cut-out midi dress features both a cut-out and tie waist. It also presents modesty through its length, puff sleeves and cascading silhouette.
Pair this piece with some white sneakers, round sunnies and a chain cross-body bag for a more casual day look.
The Floral Midi Dress
When it comes to dresses, nothing is more feminine and elegant than the midi length and with floral prints. With effortless flair and class, opting for a floral midi dress is the perfect choice for daytime events.
A floral print ruched detail midi dress shows precisely what we mean. Made from a lightweight material that drapes down comfortably, it features a ruched tie detail on the bust that flatters your chest beautifully.
Match it with statement orange heels for a bottomless brunch look this summer.
When it comes to summer, there's no better fabric than linen. Known for being lightweight and breathable, it's a practical option that remains on-trend season after season.
A linen midi dress is undeniably versatile, ideal for going on brunch dates or sunset drinks. It has an elegant appeal and features a racer neckline and tie-back detail that flaunts a backless moment.
Complete a luxe look by popping it on with mocha toned heels and drop-down earrings.
How Do I Style a Midi Dress?
There are so many ways you can style a midi piece in the summer. Depending on where you’re off to, you can choose to elevate your look or make it more laid-back.
When having brunch with the girls, you can wear your linen midi dress with flatforms. For a dinner date, opt for a cut-out number with block heels.
Accessories are also a great way to elevate any look you’re going for!
Can I Wear a Midi Dress to Work?
Yes, you can. When getting ready for work, go for a relaxed silhouette with a belt to cinch the waist.
Finish your look with some smart penny loafers and subtle gold jewellery.
How Do I Style a Midi Dress Casually? How Do I Style a Midi Dress if I'm Short?
Midi dresses sometimes fall down to different lengths. If you’re shorter, opt for a piece that hits slightly above or below mid-calf. Pop on some heels to elongate your legs too! If you’re heading somewhere more casual, a smaller block heel or pair of mules will do the trick.
How Do I Style a Midi Dress Casually?
Anyone can spruce up a plain outfit with the right accessories. You can make any midi dress more casual just by popping on a pair of sneakers. We suggest you go for a clean white pair, especially with knit dresses!
How Do I Style a Midi Dress Casually?
Nothing is quite as flattering as the midi length! So it is no wonder why the midi dress has become popular amongst fashion designers this season. So versatile, they come in a range of styles such as casual, boho, retro, modern, sporty and punk designs.