The midi dress is sort of like the more modern spin on the classic 1960’s style mid-calf length dress. It has all the sophistication of a retro chic trend, but it still offers up all the sex appeal of modern fashion. At this year’s spring/summer 2013 fashion shows designers like Elia Saab, Giambattista  Valli,  Armani Prive and Valention all offered  full skirt midi dresses in their collections.  We have also seen some of our favorite celebrity fashionistas like Keira Knightley, Kim Kardashian and Kate Winslet, rocking midi dresses recently.  Overall what we love about this style is that it can easily transition from daywear to eveningwear and from casual to fancy with little effort.

For a super chic way to rock a fitted midi dress to work we suggest opting for a fitted black, long sleeve midi dress and pairing it with simple and sleek black pumps.  This look is the height of professional sophistication and we love how with the addition of a neon skinny belt and some fun accessories you can transition this look from work to happy hour almost instantly.  For a more carefree way to rock this trend we suggest looking for a flowy midi dress in a nature inspired print and pairing it with a pair of nude wedges. This look is more ethereal and has a softer more feminine appeal.


Try The Trend Tips

The midi dress is one of those versatile dress styles that never loses its appeal, we highly recommend you give this trend a place in your closet ASAP.

Ladies who are petite look more proportional and taller in midi dresses that are just a bit longer than the knee, whereas taller ladies should opt for a midi dress that falls closer to the mid calf.

Heels aren’t always a must when I comes to this dress style, you could always opt for a pair of low wedges, ballet flats or summery sandals.