Get those legs out of hibernation and make a maximal style impact with the most microscopic of dresses.
If we glean anything from the ubiquity of the current micro, barely visible Miu Miu two-piece that’s doing the rounds on everybody worth their salt (Paloma Elsesser, Nicole Kidman et al), it’s that teeny-tiny belt-width hems are irrefutably, undeniably back.
But if a low-rise (yes, really) mini skirt is taking all things tiny one step too far, then may we implore you to consider the virtues of a mini dress. After all, if the Hemline Index is to be believed and our hemlines become increasingly vertiginous as the economy booms, then could the return of the micro minidress indicate the better times that are undoubtedly on the horizon?
Nensi Dojaka, recent LVMH prize winner and high priestess of the ultra-feminine, heralded the return of all things sexy and micro with her recent autumn/winter 2022 show. Dresses were the epitome of barely-there and flesh-flashing, with whispers in the crowd calling them major and amazing.
In short, quite literally, the diktat is clear: minidresses are back with a bang. In case the runway’s embrace of all things micro wasn’t enough to convince you, look to TikTok, where the “coquette aesthetic” that orbits around all manner of teeny-tiny minidresses has amassed more than 830 million views to date.
Get those legs out of hibernation and make a maximal style impact with the most microscopic of dresses. May your slits be high and your hems be short.
Asos Design Curve Exclusive off-the-shoulder mini dress
Lean into the frilliness and frothiness of this minidress by pairing it with Mary Janes and wicker accessories. Whimsical wares have never looked so good.
AllSaints Hali Mirus dress
Miaou x Urban Outfitters minidress
Miaou’s dresses are a firm fashion favourite thanks to their versatility and achingly cool and covetable patterns. Wear this blue number with an oversized shirt and chunky boots for a transitional look that pops.
Farai London Ivy dress
Never Fully Dressed Curve Chiara dressCrying out to be debuted as part of your transitional wardrobe, Never Fully Dressed’s Chiara dress is a lesson in floral retro-inspired perfection.
Staud Beth dress
Twiin is a super-cool London-based concept store that stocks some of the best dresses and wares. Case in point is this plaid Staud mini, which is giving serious Clueless vibes.
Free People Who Is She minidress
This micro mini dress is the perfect option for when temperatures soar. Just add flip flops and an XXL bag for optimal style points.
Amy Lynn Miami colourblock dressPatchwork pieces are flying off the IRL and virtual shelves thanks to their cottagecore-inspired roots. This spring-coloured number is proof that patchwork needn’t be frumpy, too.
Asos Design Curve ruched smocked minidress
Try this dip-dyed ruched mini in summer with simple sandals, and come winter, try with a roll neck underneath and knee high boots.
Whistles gingham tiered trapeze dressWhat Whistles doesn’t know about dresses isn’t worth knowing. Pair this blue gingham trapeze dress with your favourite chunky trainers and let your mini do all of the talking for you.
& Other Stories blazer minidress
The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe: dress up or down, for work or play, this is the perfect all-rounder dress.
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