I’ve always favoured dresses and skirts over trousers and jeans, with the majority of my wardrobe being made up of above-the-knee hemlines for the best part of a decade.
However, a few years ago, I decided to try on a midi dress and then everything changed. Having previously written them off owing to my 5’ 3” height, I was surprised to find just how elegant a midi dress made me feel.
Fast-forward to today, and I now have at least 20 hanging on my rail. Come rain or shine, I wear them to work and at the weekend in equal measure. And now that summer is officially on its way, I thought it was high time I add some lightweight styles to my collection.
I’ve scoured every corner of the internet to bring you the 24 best summer midi dresses for every budget, occasion and style. If you aren’t already a midi convert, I have a suspicion you soon will be…
Proof that garments can be a work of art.
This is just calling out to be styled with a straw bag.
If you've been tentative to try the slip dress trend, ease yourself in with this A-line style.
Be it for work or brunch, the colour and print of this dress make it extremely versatile.
This dress sells out every summer—invest now.
If I could only wear one dress for the rest of my life, this would be it.
Just add tan sandals.
In Topshop we trust to create the best affordable frocks.
Midi dresses don't come much chicer than this.
We predict this slip dress will sell out fast.
Kitri always serves up the best picnic prints come summer.
We've overjoyed that this dress has been restocked once again.
Molly Goddard is your girl when it comes to full-skirted frocks.
This dress is the perfect blend of minimal and ladylike.
This print also comes in maxi dress form for more formal occasions.
Leopard print is going nowhere.
The longer hemline makes the off-the-shoulder neckline of this dress look even more elegant.
Sienna Miller would style this with a red lip and chunky platforms, and we fully intend on following suit.
Mismatched prints are fast becoming one of summer 2019's top trends.
The cute tie details allow you to tailor this dress in an instant.
We can't get over how gorgeous the buckle on this belted number is.
So much dress for such little dough.
No summer style roundup would be complete without a piece of Zimmerman.
Now that you've found your dream summer midi dress, discover the shoes we'd recommend wearing with them.