If You're Still Looking for the Perfect Midi Dress, We've Just Found 20

Summer is usually synonymous with shorter hemlines, but it appears midi dresses have become a year-round staple. Right now, there are lots of longer-length dresses in lightweight fabrics to be had, all of which boast prints so strong they're too good not to share.

Like clockwork, we're seeing checks make a monumental comeback for the 2019 summer season (think twee gingham in pastel colourways). Similarly, florals are a firm fixture on the sartorial agenda, too, with clashing flower motifs proving to be a key design detail.

If blooms aren't your thing, why not consider polka-dots instead? Stick to monochromatic colour palettes for a classic take, or give your wardrobe retro appeal with a polka-dot tea dress in a bold primary colour.

Finally, we know we don’t need to remind you that animal print is going absolutely nowhere this summer. From tiger to leopard, zebra to snake, it's a menagerie of the most stylish kind.

So if you're ready to embrace bare-leg season, keep scrolling to see and shop our edit of the best printed midi dresses. The only hard part will be narrowing down which ones to buy first…

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@ada_oguntodu

Nothing says summer quite like picnic-blanket checks. Look for blown-up gingham for a standout look or embrace a colourful version of heritage checks. 

Florals will always be a summer style mainstay, but for 2019, they've been given a bit of an overhaul. Clashing fabrics on one garment are now commonplace, as are '60s-style motifs.

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@monikh

Polka dots offer a refined palette, but the playful quality of florals make it the perfect print for the self-confessed style-obsessed. 

Leopard-print dresses were all the rage in 2018, and now the trend one-upped itself. Along with bright iterations of big cat motifs, we can now choose from everything from snake to zebra.

This article was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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