If there's one thing you can guarantee from us at Who What Wear is that we know good dresses. We spend hours looking at the new drops every week, not to mention trawling through Instagram for more time than we'd care to admit spying for trending frocks that are about to sell out. Personally, I'm a big fan of midi dresses because as someone who's 5'3'', it's the perfect length. But I also genuinely believe they suit every shape and height. Midi dresses are great for summer with sandals as they are for winter with boots—they have real longevity, which I really rate.
The good news is that midi dresses seem to be everywhere this season and in an array of different trends. Whether you're a floral person or more suited to the minimalism of shirt dresses, there's something for everyone. While the above two roll around every year, the cut-out and green dress trends might pique the interest of those of you looking for something more directional. Keep scrolling for these and more plus our edit of the best midi dresses for women this season.
Style Notes: Alas, this Ganni dress is now sold out most places. But there are plenty of other bold floral frocks around too.
Ganni Floral-Print Organic Cotton-Poplin Wrap Dress (£245)
& Other Stories Printed Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress (£120)
H&M Lyocell-Blend Flounced Dress (£25)
Zara Floral Print Midi Dress (£30)
Style Notes: If you're looking for timelss style, then the shirt dress is it. Oversized is perhaps the more 2021 way to do it.
Mango Cotton Shirt Dress ($50)
H&M H&M+ Shirt Dress (£20)
Arket Lyocell Blend Shirt Dress (£69)
Vince Sage Chiffon Shirt Dress (£425)
Cos Linen Shirt Dress (£79)
Style Notes: The biggest dress trend by far this year? The cut-out.
Mango Vent Cotton Dress (£50)
Staud Giorgiana Cutout Linen Midi Dress (£310)
H&M Cut-Out Dress (£40)
& Other Stories Ribbed Cut Out Midi Dress (£75)
Karen Millen Leather Ruched Side Detail Midi Dress (£314)
Style Notes: After the cut-out trend, the knitted dress is high up there this year. While it might not seem like the ideal summer dress, there are various versions in a strappy style. But the silver lining with this one is that it'll be perfect for autumn and winter too.
& Other Stories Knitted Midi Wrap Dress (£85)
Christopher John Rogers Open-Back Striped Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£830)
Christopher Esber Tie-Detailed Cutout Wool and Cashmere-Blend Maxi Dress (£660)
H&M Knitted Dress (£18)
Arket Knitted Strap Dress (£59)
Style Notes: After pink, green is the biggest colour of the season. And in any shade. Whether fluoro, lime, pastel or khaki there are so many ways to indulge in this style.
Rixo Simone Lace-Trimmed Hammered-Satin Midi Dress (£255)
Sleeper Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Linen Midi Dress (£190)
Whistles Noelle Lace Dress (£135)
Staud Vincent Cotton-Blend Poplin Midi Dress (£210)
& Other Stories Belted Smocked Back Midi Dress (£90)
Style Notes: Puff-sleeve dresses aren't new but that's great because we love them. Try one in gingham, floral, or graphic print for our favourite versions this season.
H&M Crêpe Dress (£25)
Dôen Frede Ruffled Checked Ramie Mini Dress (£225)
All Saints Livi Cotton-Linen Blend Dress (£219)
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Linen Midi Dress (£95)
Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Falabelle Tiered Checked Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£219)
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.
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