What is a Midi Dress?
A must-have wardrobe staple for any time of the year, the versatile midi dress strikes a happy balance between shorter dresses and maxi dresses, falling somewhere between the knees and the ankles. Flattering for all body types and heights, midi dresses can have long sleeves for winter or be short sleeved and sleeveless for the warmer months. You can find a great variety of midi dress types to suit any occasion, from a laid-back lunch with the girls to fancier styles fit for special moments and formal dinners. Some of the most popular types include:
- Casual midi dress
- Tiered midi dress
- Midi dress with sleeves
- Bodycon midi dress
- Midi wrap dress
- Bardot midi dress
- Floral midi dress
How Do You Style Midi Dresses and Jumpsuits?
A midi dress can go from a day dress to an evening dress just by adding the right accessories and additional wardrobe pieces. Midi dresses with floral prints are a top choice when it comes to summer dresses as they’re fun and feminine. Elevate our women’s floral dresses with a pair of flats or slides for weekend strolls or dress them up at night with a denim jacket and some heels. Let print dresses do all of the talking by styling them with plain jackets and simple jewellery. A linen dress will also keep you refreshed in the summer and can be worn with a lightweight jacket when the weather turns cool. In the winter, reach for knit dresses with long sleeves and layer them under cosy knit jumpers and cardigans with boots.
Not a fan of dresses? Women’s jumpsuits are the solution! A jumpsuit dress has the same super comfortable and flattering shape of a dress but features pants for easier movement. Jumpsuits can be kept casual with sandals and flats but also look striking when paired with high heels, a fitted jacket and a clutch for stepping out in style.
How Should a Midi Dress Fit?
Midi dresses are comfortable and come in a wide range of flattering fits for every body. Tiered midi dresses are especially comfy and have a relaxed design that is flowy and feminine. In general, the hem of a midi dress should fall somewhere between the knees and the ankles. Most women look best with a hem that either falls a couple of inches below the knee or a couple of inches above the ankles.
To maintain the quality of your midi dress, here are some simple wash guide tips to follow:
- Always read the individual wash instructions on your garment
- Use a mild detergent with no bleach
- Wash the dress inside out with similar colours
- Dry the dress in the shade to preserve its vibrant colours
Are Midi Dresses Formal?
When a short dress feels inappropriate for a formal occasion and a maxi dress seems a bit too impractical, knee length dresses and midi dresses can be just what you need. Midi dresses combine style and sophistication plus they’re the perfect length to show off your heels! Choose a dress in a solid colour – darker hues can be more suitable for a formal event. You can elevate them further by layering them with a structured blazer and some delicate pieces of jewellery.
What are the Differences Between Midi Dresses and Maxi Dresses?
The only difference between the two dresses is the length. Maxi dresses are long dresses with a hem that sweeps the ankles. Midi dresses reach between the knee and the ankle. Both dress types come in many styles, materials and colours. Finding the perfect dress for you is so easy at Suzanne Grae! With inclusive sizes that range from size XXS to plus size midi dresses, you can shop for your midi dress online with confidence using our handy size guide. Simply:
- Click on ‘What’s My Size?’ on your favourite dress
- Use our measurement tips to measure your bust, waist and hips
- Click on ‘Clothing’ to convert you measurements into Grae sizes
Discover our women’s midi dresses online today and browse our new in and on sale dresses. Give your friends and loved ones the chance to add a midi dress to their wardrobe by spoiling them with a gift card or locate your nearest Suzanne Grae and visit us in-store!