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10 chic midi dresses to bookmark (and buy) for summer 2021

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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.

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