If printed midi dresses didn’t have enough airtime during wedding season, holidays and the heat wave, they’re about to see us through another season (and, hopefully, forever). This has been the year of the midi dress, and that’s not about to change just because it’s gotten a little colder.
Florals have had an autumn update thanks to warm shades such as rust, brown and burgundy, whilst polka dots have moved away from slinky camis to long-sleeved wrap dresses that we plan to wear belted. The colder months also sees the return of winter checks that we can’t wait to layer with skinny turtlenecks underneath. Finally, we know we don’t need to remind you that animal print is going absolutely nowhere this winter.
Take a look at all midi dresses we think are the best right now, and then see our tips for how to wear them…
1. Polka-Dot Midi Dresses
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Style Notes: Alyssa pairs her sleeved polka dress with a pair of lace-up boots and a mock croc oversized waist belt.
This is a vintage girl’s dream dress.
We’re obsessed with the belt that comes with this one.
Polka dots and ruffles are always a winning combo.
The slits mean this dress will look great with chunky sneakers.
2. Floral Midi Dresses
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Style Notes: Look for floral midi dresses in autumnal colours, and then pair them with chunky black ankle boots.
Vintage florals at their best.
The best kind of floral print is one that’s ditsy and sparse. Get your hands on this quickly before it goes.
Who said florals couldn’t be edgy?
The best mix of autumnal colours we’ve seen.
This wallpaper autumn floral looks seriously chic with knee-high boots.
3. Checked Midi Dresses
Style Notes: Checked dresses look amazing layered over knitwear or sweatshirts.
Modern metallic checks are having a moment.
This pleated number looks great with ankle boots.
You’ll be wearing this day in and day out with chunky combat boots.
We’re so into this wrap-style dress with a belt. A super-flattering cut.
We’re all about clashing checks in one.
The ideal winter party dress.
4. Animal-Print Midi Dresses
Style Notes: We love how Tiffany dived head first into the animal-print trend, wearing three bold pieces at once.
Snake print and frills are right up our street.
Wrap dresses are one of the most flattering midi styles out there and look great over jeans.
This just might be our favourite high-street midi out there right now.
This leopard-print slip dress will quite literally see you through every season, every year.
Tiger print is rapidly becoming our new fave animal print.
Stuck on what shoes to wear with your midi dress? Read on for a complete guide of what looks perfect.