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How To Wear A Midi Dress


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You already know we love anything and everything to do with dresses here at Yours Clothing, and midi dresses are no exception. Both stylish and comfortable, they suit any and every body type. Plus – the length makes them the perfect item to transition through the seasons, so you can wear your faves on repeat all year round. Could they get any better?

So, whether you’re pairing your mid-length smock dress with trainers for the weekend or getting ready for your next special occasion with a flattering midi wrap dress and heels, we’ve put together a guide on how to wear a midi dress – whatever the occasion!

What Is A Midi Dress?

Before we get into our go-to midi’s and how we’re styling them, if you’re new to the world of mid-length dresses, let us introduce you…

  • A midi is a meet-in-the-middle dress that sits anywhere between the knee and above the ankle, usually in the mid-calf area.
  • The length of a midi dress makes them super versatile and perfect to wear all year round. To take your midi dress through the seasons, just switch up how you style them! Simply swap your sandals and sunnies for boots and tights and you’re good to go.

How To Wear A Midi Dress In Summer

A midi dress is a hot weather must-have. Lightweight and breathable, they’re the ultimate summer uniform you can reach for whether you’re keeping it casual or getting your glam on! In the sun, it’s all about how you accessorise your midi dresses, so start thinking sunnies, sandals and denim jackets!

Plus Size Summer Midi Dresses

What says summer more than a floral print? This green midi is made in a lightweight material that is perfect for keeping you cool in the heat. It’s designed with short balloon sleeves and a tie waist to fit and flatter your curves. For a beer garden look, pair with a purple bag and sandals or change to heels for an evening outfit you can rely on.

Lunch date planned? This cold shoulder dress is the one to reach for. The bold leaf print makes it perfect for summer and the elastic waistband enhances your waist and creates a flattering silhouette. Pair this with trainers and a light denim jacket for your go-to everyday outfit.

How To Wear A Casual Midi Dress

For everyday wear, a plus size casual midi dress is essential. A staple all year round, they are the perfect throw-on-and-go item that still makes you look put together, minimum effort maximum impact girls! To style a casual midi dress, reach for the trainers or sandals and simple jewellery for a relaxed look that you can wear daily.

So, whether you opt for a bright hue, statement print, or a basic neutral, here’s how we’re wearing our faves.

Plus Size Casual Midi Dresses

If your casual collection is in need of a pop of colour, this hot pink ribbed dress is the one to add to your basket! Finished in a super flattering peplum style with button detailing, it’s the perfect item to wear to all the summer BBQ’s you’ve got coming up. All you need to finish the look with is your favourite sandals and black sunglasses and you’re good to go.

Love a pattern? You’ll be reaching for this striped tea dress on repeat. With a flattering v-neckline and ruched sleeves, it’s an essential dress if you’re spending your weekend mooching around the shops or going for breakfast with the girls. Finish with a black bag and sandals or heels for a day-to-night look.

How To Wear A Midi Dress With Trainers

Sandals and stilettos aren’t the only ways to style your midi dresses! Casual, comfy and effortless, trainers and dresses have become a fashion staple that we love – we nearly forgot heels existed! If the dress is slightly shorter, high-top trainers are super flattering, or opt for a low canvas trainer if the dress is closer to your ankles!

Plus Size Midi Dress And Trainers

Shirt dresses and trainers are our new dream duo! This smart-casual dress features a classic collar, long sleeves a flattering dipped hem. For a fresh all-white-everything look, teamed with some white trainers and finish with our black chain bag and sunnies.

Gingham has taken over our wardrobes and we are not mad about it. Featuring a shirred back, adjustable straps and an elasticated waistband, this dress is made to fit and flatter your curves. Plus – the slightly shorter length makes it a great option for keeping your legs cool but still offering some coverage. Going on a coffee run? Team this gingham midi dress with some white canvas trainers.

How To Wear An Occasion Midi Dress

If you’re headed to a fancy event or have an upcoming wedding and looking for an outfit, we’ve got you covered. Our range features sophisticated styles including chiffon, luxe lace and curve flattering wrap dresses that are always a winner. Whatever your plans are, our occasion midi dresses are ready to turn heads, just grab some heels and a clutch and you’re all set.

Plus Size Occasion Midi Dress

Nail your luxe look with this zebra print dress. Exclusive to our Yours London range, it features a v-neckline, short shirred cuff sleeves and a shirred waist to show off your waist. Keep your footwear simple with some black heels and finish with a shoulder bag to feel your most confident at your next event.

You’ve got the invite and now you need the dress. Wedding guest, christening or party, wrap midi dress are a firm favourite for every formal occasion. Effortlessly elegant and always sophisticated, these dresses are perfect for all-year-round. Complete this satin paisley dress with a pair of nude heels and a light shrug for when the sun goes down.

How To Wear A Black Midi Dress

The hardest-working piece in your wardrobe? A black dress. Classic and timeless, they are always a winner when you’re having one of those ‘what to wear’ days. Whether you’re looking for a new date night get-up or a dress for everyday wear, here are our current picks.

Plus Size Black Midi Dress

Blessed with a larger bust and looking for something sleeveless? Rely on this dress to give you extra support in all the right places. The shirred bust and thick straps will leave you feeling supported all-day long and not have to pull them up every 10 minutes. If you’re lucky enough to be going on holiday, throw this one in your suitcase and style with platform sandals and gold earrings for a cool summer vibe.

Upgrade your date night look with this super flattering black wrap dress. The monochrome base makes it easy to add as much or as little colour accessories as you like! We’ve gone for a silver bag and diamante earrings for a glam vibe. You can never have too many LBD’s!

How To Wear A Midi Dress With Boots

There’s not many items that you can wear all year round, but midi dresses are a seasonless saviour that you can wear whatever the weather. Simply swap the sandals for boots and a pair of tights for when the weather gets chillier.

Bloom through the seasons with this ditsy limited collection tiered smock dress, designed with tie detail sleeves and a v-neckline with a tie-back detail. The mid-length and longer sleeves are perfect for both chilly English summers and those dark October nights. Just pop on your favourite black boots and you’ve got your go-to autumn fit ready.

Fancy a darker colour for the colder months? Grab this black and orange dress. Compliment with an orange bag and a faux leather jacket for the cooler evenings and you’ve got a look you can rely on.

Found your new midi dress obsession? Shop more plus size midi dresses in UK sizes 14-40 here.

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