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How to Style a Midi Dress

Looking for an instant chic outfit? A midi dress could be your answer. Whether you’re going on holiday and looking for holiday outfits or looking for that perfect weekend dress; we’re going to show you how midi dresses can become your favourite summer dress with minimal effort and maximum style. 

Read on to find the best midi dress for you, how to style it for summer and what to wear with a midi dress.


What is a midi dress?

If we could choose one dress style to wear all year around, it would be a midi dress. Midi dresses are the perfect in between of maxi dresses and knee length dresses. Traditionally falling just below the knee, usually to the mid calf; making them an easy all-round dress to style for warm or cold weather. 

The best parts is, not only are they great for whatever the weather throws at you, if you find the right dress, you can dress it up and down for any occasion - midi dresses can be just as formal as a gown if styled right and we’re going to tell you all the secrets!

How to wear a midi dress in summer

Don’t underestimate the power of the midi dress when it comes to finding the perfect dress. Midi dresses can be worn to formal events, from weddings and parties, to more casual walks on the beach and lunch with the ladies. It’s all about exploring your options and seeing what fits. 

For a fancy event, you want to look for a structured style with a thicker material and an elegant or block coloured print. As it is summertime, florals and animal prints are an easy go-to. 

If you’re looking for a more casual midi dress style, go for for light fabrics with a flowy fit and dainty prints are an effortless way to look stylish and on-trend this season.  

Keep reading on to see how you can style your midi dress.

What footwear can you wear with a midi dress


When it comes to dressing up your midi dress, it doesn’t get any easier than putting on a stunning pair of heels for that wedding event or birthday party. We’d recommend strappy heels or peep-toe heels for a formal summer time event and wedges for a daytime and more casual look. 


Boots are a great option for the colder months, a midi dress styled with knee high boots is a great way to layer up and stay stylish. For the summer and warmer weather, ankle boots and cowboy style boots are a chic way to add some more style and individuality to your outfit. 

Sandals and flats:

Keep it casual and comfy with sandals and flats. These are the perfect way to style your holiday looks as they’re easy to slip on and off but still keep the look put together. We won’t forget to mention that they’re easy to pack and carry around too! 


If we’re talking practical and comfortable, get the trainers out. Styling your dresses with trainers is an effortless way to look and feel stylish no matter what the occasion. Fashion influencers favourite go-to trainers are a low top white trainer that goes with practically everything in your wardrobe. 

Jackets & Coats

What jacket to wear with a midi dress

Layering over your dress is a hassle free experience since your wardrobe staples are easy pieces to wear with your midi. Winter layering is a mix of under-layering and thick over layering, while summer styling is a complimentary and trendy addition to your look.  

Leather jacket:

A classic biker or faux leather jacket is an easy way to cinch the waist and add a more casual touch to a feminine looking dress. 

Cardigan and knits:

If you’re looking for something lighter, cardigans and delicate knits are ideal for carrying around and layering over your dress. A short cardigan can further cinch the waist, while a longline open front knit keeps you warm and cosy in the evening. 

Trench coat or longline coats:

Although coats and jackets are more suited to the colder weather, thin fabric trench or longline coats can work for the summer and can add a more formal feel to your outfit that is dinner appropriate.

Finding the right midi dress for you

Now it’s time to work out which midi dress is for you. We’ve chosen our favourite summer midi dress styles based on occasion so it’s easier to know what you’re looking for. 

Formal and elegant midi dress:

Less is more when it comes to finding the perfect special occasion midi dress. Elegant sleeves and simple details make all the difference.


Casual weekend midi dress:

This is the dress you can wear with trainers or sandals for the weekend or your holiday. Let the print and the fit do all the talking.


Feminine and floral midi dress:

Look for floral, frills and flares when you’re looking for a pretty and feminine dress. These are perfect for any occasion and can be dressed down with biker jackets and trainers


All year around favourite midi dress: 

If you’re looking for a midi dress that never gets old, find one that you can layer over or under for all the seasons.


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