Stocking up on versatile styles that are both flattering and stylish is no easy feat. And with high summer upon us, I’ve practically been living in light, flimsy frocks.
The midi is a perennial favorite of mine, with that perfect right-under-the-knees length that can be styled in countless ways. Even though the hottest of days usually call for shorter hemlines, there are lots of long styles in bold prints and breezy fabrics to swoon over!
1. Twisted Slip Dress with Waist Sash from UPTOWNHOLIC
The iconic slip dress has serious staying power, and this minimalistic style with twisted straps is more structured than classic slinky versions. The matching sash offers a naturally flattering silhouette. Just add a pair of sneakers for the weekend, or layer a blazer over the top for a professional outfit.
2. Halter Dress with Side Slit from DABAGIRL
The brushed texture of this halter dress makes it look at once luxurious, and it feels perfectly sultry with the open back and dramatic side slit – which arrives just in time to embrace the bare-leg season! Team with strappy sandals for brunch.
3. Sundress in Pineapple Print from PPGIRL
If you’re heading to the beach for a much-needed vacation, you’ll want some vacay clothes that are perfect for island getaways. This stunning sundress features flattering elements in its design, from the sweetheart neckline and cinched waistline to the fun pineapple print and cheery color. I can easily picture it punctuated with a pair of barely-there sandals.
4. Colorful Gingham Skirt from MASANDCHRIS
I’ve dived deep into the gingham trend and am ready to take it to another level. Nothing harkens to lazy weekends like picnic-blanket checks, making this colorful version of the heritage checks an instant favorite to spice up simple tees and plain camisoles.
5. Pleated Dress with Belt from DAILY LOOK
This demure dress is a little pre-fall action coming our way. With its cinched waist, flowy sleeves and pretty pleated skirt, this canary yellow number is especially flattering. It’s perfect for wearing to work, obviously made for those get-ready-in-five-minutes kinds of mornings.
6. Lace-Up Back Pinafore Dress from PPGIRL
This slimming silhouette is perfect for any occasion, from weddings to weekend drinks. It makes a statement with its waist-skimming fit and frisky lace-up detailing at the back. I’d accessorize with fun jewelry and kitten heels.
7. Crinkled Off-The-Shoulder Tea Dress from Offgrid
A lovely tea dress is perfect for the weekend, and this textured monochrome style is going to be my savior, thanks to the off- shoulder neckline, puffy sleeves and nipped-in waist. It’ll make an effortless outfit when paired with a denim jacket and sneakers.
8. Sequined Skirt from Lemite
The clean lines and demure midi length of this sequined pencil skirt offset its bold statement finish. Styling with casual staples is key to making it work, so I’m wearing mine with a monochrome crop top, finished with sneakers for extra comfort.
9. Leopard Print Skirt from Colada
Animal print isn’t going anywhere, and leopard spots continue to be all the rage! This flowy mini skirt is effortlessly edgy but also easy to pair with anything. Simply team with a slinky cami and ankle boots any day.
10. Floral Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Dress from Pomona
Here’s to another must-have floral dress for summer! Scattered across a breezy midi sundress, the vibrant floral print reaches its maximum potential here. Puffed sleeves and a ruffled off-the-shoulder design keep the dress looking fresh and flirty. Just add tan slides and a raffia bag.