If printed midi dresses didn’t have enough air time during wedding season and the heatwave this summer, they’re about to see us through another season (and, hopefully, stick around forever). This has been the year of the midi dress, and that’s not about to change just because it’s a little colder.
Florals in a mix of warm shades, such as rust, brown and burgundy, are giving us true winter feels, while polka dots have moved away from slinky slips to long-sleeved wrap dresses that we plan to wear belted. We've also been inundated with the return of winter checks, which we love 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, from tiger to leopard, zebra to snake, we're into them all.
Style Notes: Silk dresses and heavy-duty combat boots are the cool girl's way to dress down the midi.
Style Notes: Green is set to be a key colour next season, and Monikh's Tibi midi dress is a real beauty.
Style Notes: White knee-high boots are the chicest way to make your midi dress feel of the moment (and weather-appropriate).
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 paired her sleeved polka dress with a pair of lace-up boots and a mock croc oversized waist belt.
And the power shoulders have arrived.
This is a vintage girl’s dream dress.
The layers to this dress are endless and total perfection.
It's all about the super-simple detailing at the back of this dress.
There's never been a better time to start that warm weather wardrobe.
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 A-Line parachute shape of this dress oozes luxury.
This dress it simply EPIC—team with a roll-neck and pair of boots underneath for a cool winter vibe.
The best kind of floral print is one that’s ditsy and sparse. Get your hands on this quickly before it goes.
We favour an asymmetric hemline, so this floral number is really doing it.
3. Checked Midi Dresses
Style Notes: Checked dresses look amazing layered over knitwear or sweatshirts.
Modern metallic checks are having a moment.
This warming rust colour is getting us excited for spring.
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. It has a super-flattering cut.
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.
This leopard-print slip dress will quite literally see you through every season, every year.
This is giving us serious vintage Versace vibes and we're totally into it.
This asymmetric number is a serious power dress. Style with a pair of high ankle or knee-high boots to finish off.
Tiger print is rapidly becoming our new fave animal print.
Subtle, but still head-to-toe animal print.
Stuck on what shoes to wear with your midi dress? Read on for a complete guide of what looks perfect.