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How To Choose, Style & Wear A Midi Dress

girl in midi dress


If you’ve been toying with the idea of a midi dress for your next special event, you’ve come to the right place. A midi dress is a dress where the hem ends about halfway between the knees and ankles. Getting your midi dress to look just right, especially if you’re short, takes a little work. Below, we offer some top tips to help you pull off the look.

girl in midi dress


Midi Dresses For Spring

Spring is the perfect time to wear a dress. So many beautiful prints come out, especially in lovely pastels, bright spring shades and even fun prints. You’ll find a variety of short homecoming dresses available online.

For shorter people, a midi dress with an interesting neckline and side slits will offer height and sophistication. The sleeves are flexible - choose either a simple cap sleeve, spaghetti strap, long sleeves or even something off the shoulder.

As for styling your midi dress in the spring, opt for a cotton jacket if it’s chilly and a pair of pretty sandals.

girl in midi dress


Midi Dresses For Summer

During the height of summer, look for a midi dress that’s lighter both in color and fabric. Cream and white dresses work well, but you can also go the opposite way and go bold with oranges, yellows or greens. Summer midi dresses are usually sleeveless, off the shoulder or spaghetti strap. If your event is a little more informal, you could choose a midi length slip dress. For summer, pair your dress with your hair in an updo, a crossbody bag and a beautiful pair of heels.

girl in midi evening dress


Midi Dresses For Formal Occasions

If you’re headed to a fancy event, you will be able to find dressier midi dresses. The style, fabric and shape will be a little different to the above mentioned styles, though. For a formal event, choose darker colors, sequins and even sheer fabrics.

For formal occasions, pair your midi dress with high heels in silver, gold or black. Depending on the accessories you choose, make sure they match your heels. For instance, if you wear gold accessories, choose gold or black heels.

  • The Length

Choose a dress length that’ll sit just above or below your mid-calf region. This will help create the illusions of a longer dress and give you height.

  • The Shoes

Midi dresses lend themselves to sexy heels to make your legs look elongated. Strappy high heels are a great match. Avoid anything too heavy or chunky, like sneakers or platform sandals, as you want to create the illusion of height.

girl is wearing midi stripped dress

  • The Fabric

Look for a light fabric for your midi dress that won’t add weight to your figure. Look for layered dresses with mesh panes to give your dress an airy and light feel and helps you look longer and slender.

  • The Waist

A midi dress needs a little help when it comes to giving your waist definition and avoiding looking short and stocky. Make sure you choose a midi dress with a flattering waist belt. Or add a belt. 

  • The Color

Finally, choose either a solid color or a dress with the same pattern from top to bottom. It simply creates an elegant overall style.

A short height shouldn’t hinder you from rocking a midi dress. With the tips above, it should no longer stop you from sporting the style you want. 

Lots of love,
Liz