How to Style a Midi Dress

Timeless, versatile and stylish – the midi dress has it all and more. Hemming halfway between the knee and ankle, it can be dressed down for an effortlessly casual look or paired with heels and a smoky eye for aglamorous evening affair.

As avid midi dress lovers, we’re well-versed in what to look out for when searching for the perfect fit that willmake you look and feel beautiful. To balance the longer length, opt for a midi that cinches in at the waist; this tip works especially well on styles that feature a wider A-line skirt. Skip the colour blocking and choose a dress with a solid colour or overall pattern as this will help to elongate your figure. Finally, look for lighter fabrics such as cotton, chiffon or satin as these tend to fall elegantly and compliment your natural figure, without weighing you down.

Now we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to delve deeper.We’ve outlined our favourite style tips to help you nail the midi, whether it’s an after-hours cocktail soiree or casual summer catchup, we’ve got you covered.

Styling for a party

From a birthday celebration to a spontaneous night of dancing, your next after-dark occasion is the perfect opportunity to experiment with cut-outs, luxe texturesand metallic finishes. Glam up the classic black dress with mid-drift cut-outs and shimmering fabrics that catch the light at every angle, or explore a more adventurous colour palette and finish the look with a neutral stiletto and black clutch or cross body bag.

The shimmering fabric and mid-drift cut-outs of the Kamaria Dress (left) and Norma Dress (right) bring a new level of style and glam to the cult classic. We can’t go past the stunning burnt orange hue, full sequin finish and off the shoulder style of the Dilara Midi (centre), paired with nude heels and a pair of statement gold earrings.

Images: Alamour The Label

Styling for a wedding

If there’s no explicit dress code, dressing for a wedding can be tricky. Finding a balance of class, style and modest elegance while coordinating with the overall aesthetic of the day is no easy feat. It’s times like these that we call upon the trusty midi dress to answer all our style woes. If you’re heading to a summer or destination wedding, take advantage of the warmer climate and choose an off the shoulder or halter neck style in a soft, summery hue and pair with barely there, strappy heels. For the cooler months, we love the look of a long, statement sleeve and fitted skirt.

The warm orange shade and flirty ruffled shoulders of the Aviana Dress (left) oozes summer romance, while the sophisticated Edwardian style sleeves and structured bodice of the Elaine Dress is perfectly suited to celebrating winter nuptials.

Images: Alamour The Label

Styling for Summer

Every summer we find ourselves reaching for fresh, light colours, flowing silhouettes and lacey bohemian fabrics – and a well chosen midi dress will meet the brief. Feminine necklines, wide A-line skirts and detailed lacefinishes bring a sense of luxe to the classic boho style. For an effortlessly cool daytime look, pair a white midi with tan leather sandals and a pair of gold rimmed sunglasses or dress up for the evening with white tie-up heels and finish with a bronzed makeup look and your hair in a low bun.

The luxe bohemian style of the Zaina Dress (left) and Katia Dress (right) are the ultimate summer staple to be dressed up or down.

Images: Alamour The Label

Whether you’re after a fun and flirty party look, something elegant and romantic to celebrate a loved one’s big day or a cool and casual summertime fit, a midi dress is the perfect place to start, timeless midis has something for every style and every occasion.

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