When it comes to the building blocks of an incredible wardrobe, the easy-to-wear midi dress is one staple no woman should be without. Whether it’s a wrap dress, a shirtdress or a chic ribbed knit dress, the best midi dresses have the power to carry your wardrobe through the transitional weather of summer straight into the cooler days of autumn and beyond.
Why do we love them so much? It’s simple. You can pair them with trainers on the weekend or with loafers, mules or boots for the office. (You can even wear them with sandals for a wedding.) You can slip a T-shirt, blouse or roll-neck underneath or pull on a slouchy jumper or belt-up a classic trench over them. Basically, the midi dress has the potential to be the most versatile item in any wardrobe. There’s also a style and shape to suit everyone, so whether you’re a floral puff-sleeved-dress kind of girl or more of a slip-dress minimalist, this is the staple that you can reliably turn to for any and all occasions.
The problem is, with midi dresses being such a popular style, there are an awful lot of choices out there to scroll through to find the perfect one for you. There are worse problems to have, of course, but if you’re looking to update your midi-dress selection now that we’ve suddenly hit hot summer days and you’re feeling like you don’t know where to start, don’t fret. Below, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled 25 of the very best available right now.
There are dresses the entire Who What Wear UK team can’t stop talking about and even some we’ve personally tried and tested already. There are wedding-guest dresses and some that will be perfect for back-to-the-office days as the weather starts to warm up. All of them are really easy to wear and have that midi-dress knack of making you look polished in an instant. Keep scrolling to shop.
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