Summer is here! So get ahead with our edit of the best midi dresses to shop right now.
Ah, British summertime. A few blissful weeks of the year where, after spending what feels like eleven months in hibernation, we shed our winter layers and savour the feel of the sun on our skin. This is the time when all the milkmaid dresses, summer shorts, beaded jewellery and silky skirts we’ve been collecting finally have their moment of glory.
Given the fleeting nature of said summertime, however, it’s never too early to start planning your warm weather outfits. And there’s one wardrobe staple that trumps them all: the midi dress.
Simple, airy and stylish, the midi dress is the ideal throw-on-and-go piece. Needless to say, it’s pretty much the perfect summer offering as lockdown restrictions ease, as we fancy a change of scenery from our weekday loungewear but aren’t in the mood to put together a complicated (or restrictive) outfit.
The real beauty of midi dresses, however, lies in their staying power. Sure, you may be looking to bookmark a few chic pieces for your IRL catch-ups , but the humble midi will serve you well in seasons beyond, too. And with a new crop of spring/summer 2021 silhouettes now hitting the ‘new in’ sections online, there’s a style to suit everyone.
From subtle polka dot prints and retro florals, to colour-block beauties that will spark joy in your wardrobe whatever the weather, these midi dresses go above and beyond to earn their hero status.
Emily & Fin midi dress
Reminiscent of classic British seaside holidays, the Bree rainbow-striped dress will give you beach hut vibes in the best possible way. Plus, the gathered skirt, seersucker fabric and patch pockets bring to mind every 50s-inspired, last-scene-of-Grease dream we’ve ever had.
& Other Stories printed puff-sleeve midi dress
This floaty puff-sleeved dress will keep you cool when temperatures start to climb, plus it’s chic enough for evening events, too.
Nanushka Soffio wrap dress
H&M midi dress
Fashion’s love for the 90s aesthetic shows no signs of dimming, and this neon pink throw-on dress will look so good with chunky trainers and a backpack.
Topshop tiered poplin midi smock dress
There’s no denying the power of colour to make you feel happier. If you’re dressing to boost your mood, then look no further than this orange cotton poplin midi dress in a punchy orange shade.
Rixo Sandrine midi dress
Whistles midi dress
Lime green dresses are key for spring/summer 2021 and this one is a beauty. The lace detail, front splits and square neckline makes it the ideal plus one to upcoming events.
French Connection midi dress
This style is a great round-the-clock style to add to your collection. Team with black sandals, an oversized blazer and you’ve got a look fit for the office (once offices are open again, of course).
Bimba Y Lola dress
The ultimate throw-it-on-and-feel-great dress, this will go with everything from your summer Supergas to cool mules. You can never fail with a gingham dress for spring.
Ganni printed cotton poplin dress
How perfect is this pink dress? The flattering ditsy print and puff sleeves with ruched detail makes it look way more expensive than the price tag.
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