How to Style a Midi Dress

Emma Does Fashion
by Emma Does Fashion

A lot of people are uncertain about adding a midi dress to their wardrobe but I promise you, once you own one, you will buy many - it's like an addiction!

Midi dresses are such a versatile option. They work well for the office but are also comfy enough to wear when working from home or even doing chores (I love floating around in a dress cleaning the house, rather than doing it in boring leggings!). They are a great wedding guest outfit as well as being perfect for less formal things like going out for a day's shopping (my favourite hobby).

But if you're not already converted, it can be hard to know how to style them, so I've rounded up some tips for you.

Firstly, you can obviously wear your midi dress as it comes and add some beautiful shoes (or don't, like me in this photo!). However, I decided to switch out the matching tie-belt that came with the dress and instead added a designer belt in topstitched tan leather. It elevates the dress and breaks up the all-white look.

To wear your summer dresses in the cooler Spring temperatures, it's a good idea to add a shirt over the top. Most of us have a classic white shirt in our wardrobes so if you've been fantasising about getting your summer dresses out, try them with a shirt over the top and you might be able to wear them earlier than expected.

I love this cropped shirt for the Bridgerton vibes but any shirt will work for this look.

My favourite way to wear a midi skirt is to pair it with a jumper and I love to do it with midi dresses too! I love finding new ways to wear items in my wardrobe and by adding knits over the top, you can turn your dresses into skirts. You can also do it the other way around and wear a longer skirt over a dress to turn it into a top!

I've given you lots of tips for wearing midi dresses in cooler weather but of course, when we buy a midi dress really we want to wear it out in the sun. My favourite way to style a midi dress is a simple pair of slides and straw accessories - I especially love a slogan hat for a bit of interest.

You can find midi dresses all over the high street - my favourite retailers for this style of dress are H&M, ASOS, River Island, Chicwish and Shein.

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