We Only Want to Wear This Dress Style Right Now—and So Do You, Right?

When it comes to the building blocks of an incredible wardrobe, the midi dress is one piece no fashion girl should be without. Whether it’s a wrap dress, a shirtdress or a cami-style slip that’s ripe for layering, the best midi-length dresses have the power to carry your style through the transitional weather of spring straight into the balmy depths of summer and beyond. 

Why do we love these so much? It’s simple— you can pair them with sneakers on the weekend, loafers, mules or ankle boots for the office; swap your tights for jeans or leggings; slip a short-sleeved tee, blouse or a roll-neck underneath; pull over a slouchy sweater or belt-up a classic trench. Basically, the midi dress is the most versatile item in any wardrobe. There’s also a style and shape to suit everyone, so whether you’re a floral wrap dress kind of girl or a dedicated follower of the all-black fashion uniform, this is the staple that always works.

Click through to shop the 16 best midi dresses for the season ahead, with picks from Mango, Net-a-Porter, & Other Stories and more.

We can always rely on Topshop for a punchy floral midi.

This season's must-have? A polka dot midi.

We're wearing this with knee-high boots and fine gold hoops.

A chic navy shirtdress never goes out of style.

Vertical stripes are so flattering.

Just add black sock boots and statement earrings.

Perfect with heels and just as great with white trainers.

Want something versatile? Wear solo, layer over a roll-neck or cinch with a chunky waist belt—this is a wardrobe saviour.

For beautiful prints and flattering silhouettes, try The Vampire's Wife. 

Trainers, heels, sock boots—this will go with everything.

We're still obsessed with asymmetrical hemlines.

This Emilia Wickstead midi dress is perfect for day or night.

For evening, style your silky midi with mules and a metallic box clutch.

Next up, the 17 S/S 18 looks every fashion girl needs to see.

Opening Image: Sandra Semburg

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.