As the never-ending quest to master creative layering continues, there’s no time like the present to take a closer look at the long-sleeve midi dress. The Goldilocks of dresses — not too long, not too short — the midi reaches your calf and is available in a variety of silhouettes, from figure-hugging to floaty.
If you’re already familiar with midi dresses and are looking for a new season refresh — or are yet to try the trend — be advised that they pair well with pretty much everything, be it a denim jacket, a knitted vest or biker boots. Scroll on to find your perfect fit among these frocks that are begging to be part of your wardrobe.
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Neutral and super versatile, this linen iteration will see you through many a long summer day.
Albaray V Neck Linen Dress, $, available at Albaray
Girl, plisse. This floral frock is a winner for spring and is hella comfy, too.
River Island Blue Floral Plisse Midi Dress, $, available at River Island
AllSaints is famous for its two-in-one dresses and this zingy orange is just the pop of colour your spring wardrobe needs.
AllSaints Hera 2-In-1 Dress, $, available at AllSaints
Dressing like a Victorian ghost child is much chicer than it sounds.
Batsheva Clemmie Striped Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress, $, available at Matches Fashion
This simple shirtdress brings all the drama with a fierce print.
WAT THE BRAND Shirt Dress, $, available at WAT THE BRAND
Bold, bright and beautiful, Mother of Pearl is bringing the sunshine even if the weather isn’t.
Mother of Pearl Rebecca Gathered Cotton-Blend Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter
This figure-hugging, marble-print dress is our new going-out fit.
Farai London Mona Backless Dress, $, available at Farai London
If you’re after a wedding guest dress, Topshop has you covered.
Topshop Ombré Cut-Out Long Sleeve Midi Dress In Multi, $, available at ASOS
Who doesn’t love leopard print?
Damson Madder Barbs Leopard Ruffle Dress, $, available at Damson Madder
Knit dresses keep us cosy during this awkward transitional season.
& Other Stories Rib Knit Midi Dress, $, available at & Other Stories
One for the vanilla girls.
Ghost Mari Satin Midi Dress, $, available at Ghost
Animal print doesn’t have to be literal. This Kin dress gives zebra stripes a delightful, sun-ready spin.
Kin Kimono Stripe Midi Dress, $, available at John Lewis
Few fabrics are as hardworking as denim.
Aligne Gabriella Denim Midi Dress, $, available at Aligne
Green dresses are going nowhere — they’re one of this season’s biggest trends.
Ganni Green Melange Knit Dress, $, available at Ganni
Mango Textured Printed Dress, £29.99
Snake print is often an underrated pick but this elegant dress proves how wrong that is.
Mango Textured Printed Dress, $, available at Mango
H&M Drawstring Detail Dress, £24.99
A plain black dress is hard to beat for any occasion.
H&M Drawstring Detail Dress, $, available at H&M
Little House on The Prairie style is popping off this season.
Dôen Helena Belted Embroidered Floral-Print Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter
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