A Moment for the Midi Dress

This season you should be doing style in half measures

midi dresses

Words: Afrika Lethabo Bogatsu | Images: REX Features

Not too long and a few inches from being a mini, the midi dress is the key silhouette of the summer. A winner that’s flattering on all heights, we’ve picked five ways you can tick all the trend boxes in a midi dress, this coming season. Here goes...

In a floral print...

floral midi dresses

Florals are the one print that continues to stand the test of time. We understand that there’s nothing groundbreaking about them, but that’s why we love them. If it’s not broken why bother fixing it? We’re all for stocking up on more fabulous florals for Sunday brunches and high teas, instead.

With the button-through detail...


More than just a simple closure, buttons are moving away from being just functional to having a more decorative purpose too. Add some utility appeal with button detailing that’s not only bang on-trend, but timeless. A bonus: button-through dresses can double up as a kimono worn over shorts and a bikini top to the beach.

In all the stripes...

striped midi dress

Symbolising straight and narrow professional attire, pinstripes have always been a work wardrobe staple, but this season stripes are going bigger and bolder. Worn with a pair of white sneakers and a statement clutch these striped midis will not only have you looking urban-chic but also somehow help you look a little bit taller thanks to the lengthening vertical stripes.

Bold bright picks...

bright midi dress

We can’t think of a better way to brighten up your day and your style with a refreshing pop of colour. Generation Z Yellow is this season's must-have hue and looks stunning paired with white shoes and an equally bright accessory. If you’re a little worried that you might not have enough melanin to really pull it off, you could always opt for a bright green dress which is equally flattering. Whatever colour you choose, make sure to wear it with confidence.

In an asymmetrical silhouette...

asymmetrical midi dress

We’re not talking about those high low mullet hemmed dresses of yesteryear. Think asymmetrical hems that are fluid and ethereal or off-the-shoulder tops that are guaranteed to give your look an artistic appeal. Bring the look from fairy princess frolicking the woods to woman-about-town with a pair of low top sneakers and an embellished bag.

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