women in various midi dresses
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If you’ve been toying with the idea of a midi dress for your next special event like a homecoming dance or birthday party, 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.

Finding your perfect fit:

Midi dresses – those chic wonders that fall below the knee but above the ankle – are wardrobe chameleons. They offer effortless elegance, adaptability to any season, and endless styling possibilities. But conquering the world of midi can feel daunting. The key to midi magic is choosing the right silhouette for your body shape. Here's a cheat sheet:

Hourglass: Flaunt your curves with a fitted A-line or wrap dress. 

Pear: Balance your proportions with an empire waist or flowy skirt. 

Apple: Emphasize your legs with a high-waisted, straight-cut dress.

Petite: Elongate your frame with a high-waisted V-neck or vertical stripes.

woman in mustard midi dress is smiling to the camera

  • 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.

  • 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-shoulder, or spaghetti straps. If your event is a little more informal, you could choose a mid-length slip dress. For summer, pair your dress with your hair in an updo, a crossbody bag, and a beautiful pair of heels.

woman in soft pink midi dress made from silk

  • 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 from 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 illusion 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.

  • 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 help 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.

Wrapping up...

There you have it, fashion mavens! You're now equipped to conquer the realm of midi dresses, no matter the season. Remember, the midi is your blank canvas – a silhouette ready to be painted with your unique style and playful spirit. So, step out there, embrace the endless possibilities, and let your midi magic shine!

Lots of love,