We had a brief introduction to the midi dress in ‘When (dress) length matters’ and we’ll now have a look at the different ways you can style them. Enjoy!
The slinky, fitted “going out” midi
We love this vibrant red number by Asos as it provides shape to the body and flatters medium-tall girls by hugging the hips and elongating the legs. You can wear this dress with a cropped denim or leather jacket and heeled ankle boots to give it a rougher, more casual vibe, or pair with stilettos for full-on girls’ night glam.
The off-the-shoulder neckline and ruffled hem add interesting lines and a little sexiness without going overboard.
If body-hugging styles scare you off (understandable!), you could try a slinkier option with a little more give, such as this slip-style midi. The bias cut falls effortlessly over your curves without clinging to them, while the cowl neck adds softness. A thigh split and crossover open back add a little “somethin’ somethin’” without making you uncomfortable.
The fit and flare for fun or formality
Fit and flare midi dresses are universally flattering as they cinch the waist and give soft shape to the hips. There is something very 1950s about this style of midi dress, providing classic feminine elegance with an easy-to-wear style to transition from day to night.
We especially love this simple-yet-stunning black midi by Reformation, with a flattering scoop neck, cinched waist, and flowy skirt fluttering at the shin. Throw a belt around the waist, a denim jacket over the top, and a pair of sneakers for casual day wear.
To ramp-up the styling for going out, add a pair of strappy heels and a red lip. For formal workwear, add a blazer over the top, tights, and a pair of sleek black pumps.
The long-sleeved midi
If your style is a little more bohemian, a long-sleeved midi dress in a floral pattern and floaty fabric would be ideal. Check out this dreamy long-sleeved midi with sheer, voluminous full sleeves, a relaxed V-neckline and voluminous skirt.
This is a perfect way to wear the midi-dress style during cooler Autumn or Spring months. Shorter girls should balance out the heavy draping with a high heel, and cinch the waist with a neutral-toned belt.