Historically, the midi dress hasn’t been considered the most exciting sartorial option, thanks to the somewhat lazy assumption that it lacks both the drama of a maxi and the raciness of a mini dress. However, in recent seasons it has gone from fail-safe to bona-fide closet essential. How so?
Unsurprisingly, women have spearheaded this change, with female-led labels including Rixo, Emilia Wickstead and Johanna Ortiz leading the charge. What these designers have recognized is that the midi dress boasts unparalleled wear-with-anything, to-any-event properties, making it precisely the kind of piece that every woman ought to have at hand.
Whether you gravitate towards eye-popping colors, psychedelic prints or directional cuts, when finished with timeless accessories and modern jewels, a midi dress promises to breathe new life into your 9-to-5 look. After dark, add strappy sandals and high-octane jewelry, or wear it to a summer wedding with this season’s must-have accessory – a statement headband. In short, a great midi dress is the silver bullet your closet needs.
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