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How to: Wear a midi dress

Author Editor - 3 minute read

What is a midi dress?

If you’ve not yet delved into the world of midi dresses, let us introduce you. Consider the midi dress the Goldilocks of your wardrobe, falling between the knee to mid-calf, the midi length sits perfectly between the mini and maxi.

Why to invest in a midi dress?

This length makes for a seasonless styling saviour, boasting a year-round longevity in your wardrobe simply by switching up how you style it. Not only is a midi dress an ideal base piece for versatile styling, but its inoffensive length allows for it to be worn come day or night, dressed up for date nights, casual for the work commute, and smart for the boardroom presentations.

Not sure how to style a midi dress? Fear not, we’re here to give you some tips for every occasion, every month of the year.

How to style a midi dress?

Well, where do we start?

    1. Midi dresses in Spring/Summer. Our summer days so far have been spent exploring the city wearing ours with trainers. Have a favourite pair that contrast against your midi dress? Worry not, the dress and trainers craze was kicked off back in 2006 by singer Lily Allen, and over a decade later it’s still going strong as a casually cool combination. For weekends at the beach and summer holiday suitcase packing, sandals will be your go-to partnering pair, with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and straw bag.

  1. Midi dresses in Autumn/Winter. There’s no need to put your midi dress into hibernation when the heatwave subsides, as we love the layered look with cosy knitwear and oversized jumpers becoming your midi dress’ best friend come cooler days. Beanies, Chelsea boots and a midi-to-maxi length coat are the best entourage for your midi dress when there’s a chill in the air.
    1. Midi dresses as workwear. Wondering how to wear a midi dress to work? We’ve got you. A smart blazer and court heels will put you top of the promotion list, and a shirt dress will fill your lunch hour with co-worker compliments. A pair of pumps and light pair of tights will keep the work commute feasible whilst still flattering your new favourite length dress.

  1. Midi dresses for night’s out. Now, let’s talk about dressing up. Whether you’re planning a girl’s night out or date night, a midi dress grants you the glammed-up canvas. Grab a statement pair of boots, earrings, and clutch bag for a look to attract admiration till sunrise.
  1. Midi dresses for special occasions. And finally, your special-occasionwear style troubles are easily solved with a chic midi dress. Weddings, christenings, award ceremonies – you name it, a midi dress will suit it. A light cardigan, heels and handbag will have you looking your best when it matters most.

Midi dress recommendations?

Every midi dress has endless potential, so we’d recommend them all. However, let us give you a quick introduction to some of our new-in favourites.

Ferna Midi Dresses

Our new Ferna collection comes complete with two midi dresses, each flaunting a ditsy floral flare in fashionable silhouettes. From the office favourite Ferna Bella Eco Shirt Dress with a smart collar balanced by fun-loving side splits, to our Shea Ferna Verona Crepe Midi Dress taking its florals to the next level with a floaty skirt and flared short sleeves.

New knit midi dresses

On the other side of the style spectrum are two other highlights from our recent launch. Don’t let the timeless knit and jersey compositions of our Mathilda Knit Cut-Out Midi Dress and Reina Ribbed Jersey Midi Dress fool you, their asymmetrical and cut-out silhouettes make these modern midi dress must-haves.

Aleena Sinni Wrap Midi Dress

We’re going to wrap up this blog with one final new-in midi dress we think is missing from your wardrobe, the Aleena Sinni Wrap Midi Dress. Its minimalist design featuring a chic v-neckline, self-tie belt and side pockets is a perfect example of a versatile style staple.

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