There's something about an easy, throw-on midi dress that makes us genuinely excited to get dressed in the mornings. A comfy, flattering yet chic midi makes an instant outfit, and is the only thing we want to reach for when we're in a rush.
We've become rather attached to the notion of carrying comfort into our daily lives. Which is where the flattering midi dress comes in — a versatile piece you can really relax in, but that still feels smart enough for the office and evenings out.
A long-sleeved midi dress, in particular, is the definition of a year-round staple in your capsule wardrobe. It's the perfect transitional piece that will see you through the seasons. In autumn/winter pair with knee-high boots and now as the weather begins to warm up slightly, team it with white trainers or loafers and Birkenstocks come summer. For an extra layer, add one of this year's best cardigans or knitted vests, and you've got yourself a foolproof transitional outfit for in between the seasons.
Our edit of the best midi dresses is a must-see for those who have a collection that's in need of a refresh for spring and into summer. We've got the most covetable pieces from our go-to high street brands, designer collections and independent labels. You can thank us later...
ME+EM Rose Print Structured Midi Dress
If you don't want to wear all-out white, this pretty cream, green and pink rose print dress is a great option, and just screams the perfect choice for a garden party or a country house wedding. Pair it with espadrille wedges for the ultimate summer look. It also has pockets!
Ghost Fern Pink Satin Midi Dress Pink
If you prefer something that's more of a relaxed cut, this satin midi from Ghost is a great pick. It does have cinch in slightly at the waist, but it's elasticated. Meanwhile, the slightly flared skirt and shirring and ruffling across the chest create a pretty flowing look.
Oliver Bonas Spot Mix & Match Monochrome Midi Dress
Trust us, you can never go wrong with a polka dot, whether it's black and white colourways, or navy and cream – they don't go out of fashion. Pair with some brightly coloured strappy heels come summer, or with cream boots during the colder months. We predict this to be a sell-out.
Anthropologie Orla Square Neck Tulle Midi Dress
For the ultimate romantic dress, you can't go wrong with tulle. Its floaty and flouncy nature make it a dream midi dress material. This navy dress is a much more affordable alternative to the likes of designer Molly Goddard whose tulle dresses are her signature creation.
Boden Halterneck Linen Midi Dress
A linen dress is a holiday wardrobe staple, and perfect for summer at home too. It features a fitter top with delicate halter straps and a fuller flared skirt that's pleasingly "swishy". It's available in a light denim blue, too.
maeve Maeve Square-Neck Buttondown Dress
A white summer tea dress is another wardrobe staple. We love the cut of this dress, with its square neck and cute chunky straps that meet in the middle at the back. It's slight flared skirt creates a great line and the chunky buttons right down the front really finish it off.