When I was younger, I enjoyed wearing body con mini dresses. I guess there´s some truth in what they say that “short body con dress is a uniform”. But since my late twenties, I graduated from the “uniform” and moved on to the more elegant version — the fitted waist midi dresses. When considering wearing these midi dresses, think of Victoria Beckham. It was her style identity for quite a while. Well, until she moved on to baggy, floor-sweeping trousers.
Midi dresses are great in helping you achieve that lengthened vertical line. Because they hit around your knees, they make you look leggy. Don´t ruin that illusion with ankle straps. By all means, avoid ankle straps for this dress. Always go for pointed-toes stilettos.
Here are nine of the most coveted midi dresses out there, and how to wear them.
1. Floral Print Midi Dress
Front Rose Seats Black and Red Floral Print Midi Dress
The combination of red and black of this dress makes you a girl on fire! But thanks to the toning of white and a hint of yellow, the result is a sophisticated floral print. It features a square neckline and spaghetti straps. A cap-toe pump is chic enough to polish the look. As I´ve said, avoid ankle straps. But if you must, opt for something transparent.
2. Royal Blue Midi Dress
Lulus We Built This Midi Royal Blue Midi Dress
This beautiful royal blue midi dress is simply, well, beautiful. I love its color. It also features shoulder enhancers which make it a perfect pick for women with narrow shoulders. Wear it with black or nude dO`rsay pumps.
There are few dress that can do it all. One that can is a midi dress. Midi dresses are perfect to wear to parties, clubs or weddings. You can even wear them to work. If you want to wear one midi dress many times, you can also achieve a lot of versatility in the look it gives you by using scarves, belts or sashes to accentuate different aspects of the dress.
Just be careful about wearing heels with a midi dress. If you are already tall, you can easily get away with flats. If you are shorter, heels are almost a must. Make the most of your midi dress selection by choosing a dress with a hemline you like as well. A body-fitting midi dress may show off your figure, but an A-line may be more comfortable for long-term wear.
3. Cream Midi Dress
A perfect minimalist, this cream midi dress is great for slim to medium size women with narrow shoulders. Why? There are two reasons for this – the boat neck gives an illusion of broader shoulders while the cutout feature on the cleavage brings the attention upwards and away from your larger bottom half. I would advise polishing the look with cream pointed toe pumps for a tonal result.
4. Embellished Midi Dress
Embellished Midi Dress With Kimono Sleeves & Wrap Skirt
Sophisticated and subtly bold, this kimono style wrap dress offers some gorgeous wide cut sleeves and a flirty slit in front as a result of the wrap. The bead embellishment to waist offers an illusion of a slimmer waist. Complete the look with black or metallic high heels.
5. Turtleneck Midi Dress
Nasty Gal Turtleneck Dress
Be a girl with attitude. Even showcasing your curves can look this polished. I love the yummy black and white stripes; it seriously would look great with clean black tall boots and black leather jacket.
6. Black and Grey Midi Dress
Going Greyscale Black and Grey Midi Dress
It´s a colorblock of black and gray, a minimalist but tastefully styled midi dress featuring a high waist skirt. If you have a long torso, this style will forge you a shorter torso. The result will be so much more sophisticated though if you swap the ankle strap sandal with black or gray low vamp pointed toe shoes.
7. Bodycon Midi Dress
DAILYLOOK Classic Bodycon Midi Dress
If you have narrowed shoulders and you want to wear an all-black midi dress, the trick is to show off more décolletage. This midi dress is a super chic pick-me-up for cocktail parties. If you´re into keeping it minimalist and classy, stick to black pumps with sleek heels.
8. Wrap Drape Midi Dress
ASOS Wrap Drape Midi Dress
Draping and ruching are great in hugging your curves without leaving nothing to the imagination. If you want to go curvy without showing too much, this dress is for you. It will also aid you in hiding a tummy or some unwanted curves.
9. Lace Midi Dress
It´s a slip dress; it gives you a just-got-off-my-bed look. To wear it without giving a wrong hint to the world, I recommend adding a black tailored jacket on top to toughen the look, then complete with black or nude low vamp pumps.
What do you think of these fitted waist midi dresses? Do you find them sophisticated as I do?