Make way for the midi dress. Reliable, transitional and forever flattering, mid-length silhouettes are growing in abundance as we enter AW18, providing us with endless styling options for those in-between days. Come rain, shine or cloudy skies, here are five easy midi dresses you’ll be wearing all autumn…
1. The Shirt Dress
Smart and undeniably chic, the shirt dress has the power to take you seamlessly from the office to after-work drinks. Cut in a modern midi length, this collared design comes with contrast stitched details plus a tie-up belt that accentuates your waist. Elevate its twilight tones with burgundy accessories.
2. The Smock Dress
Straight out of the seventies, smock-style midis are shaking off their summer-only status and entering our wardrobes as AW18 staples. Printed with a gold foil-effect pattern, this navy number falls loosely over the body for a flattering fit, and is finished with a calf-grazing hemline. Nod to its nostalgic feel with a baker boy cap and block-heeled ankle boots.
3. The Vintage Dress
Vintage-style silhouettes are key as AW18 comes steadily into focus, with rich jewel tones making them feel more in line with the season’s opulent mood. Designed in rich emerald green, this buttoned midi is fashion-forward yet effortlessly easy to wear – accessorise yours with black ankle boots and a leather-look boxy bag.
4. The Floral Dress
Florals have found their way onto autumn’s midi dresses, reinventing themselves with muted tones on dark, inky backdrops. Bring blooms back into your everyday style rotation with this patterned piece, crafted with billowing sleeves, a defined waist and buttons down through to the hem. Finish the look with bare legs and Western boots.
5. The Kimono Dress
Defined by its wide sleeves and a wrap-effect neckline, the kimono dress is one of the most flattering pieces in our wardrobes – and AW18’s iterations are no exception. Invite the trend into the new season with a cool, contemporary mid-length design in navy, complete with polka dot prints. Elevate it for everyday with over-the-knee boots and a simple cross-body bag, both in black.
The Stylist Edit: Modern Heritage