I’ve always favoured dresses and skirts over trousers and jeans, with the majority of my wardrobe being made up of above-the-knee hemlines for the best part of a decade.
However, a few years ago, I decided to try on a midi dress and then everything changed. Having previously written them off owing to my 5’ 3” height, I was surprised to find just how elegant a midi dress made me feel.
Fast-forward to today, and I now have at least 20 hanging on my rail. Come rain or shine, I wear them to work and at the weekend in equal measure. And now that summer is officially on its way, I thought it was high time I add some lightweight styles to my collection.
I’ve scoured every corner of the internet to bring you the 24 best summer midi dresses for every budget, occasion and style. If you aren’t already a midi convert, I have a suspicion you soon will be…
Cult Gaia Louise One-Shoulder Cut-Out Linen Midi Dress (£605)
Proof that garments can be a work of art.
Evi Grintela Vanessa Polka-Dot Cotton Fil-Coupé Dress (£475)
This is just calling out to be styled with a straw bag.
Arket Satin Strap Dress (£69)
If you've been tentative to try the slip dress trend, ease yourself in with this A-line style.
Adriana Degreas Mille Punti Polka-Dot Silk-Crepe Dress (£950)
Be it for work or brunch, the colour and print of this dress make it extremely versatile.
Free People Love Of My Life Dress (£88)
This dress sells out every summer—invest now.
Gül Hürgel Floral-Embroidered Linen Midi Dress (£1110)
If I could only wear one dress for the rest of my life, this would be it.
Isabel Marant Étoile Aboni Ruffle-Tiered Cotton Dress (£470)
Just add tan sandals.
Topshop Dixie Check Midi Dress (£49)
In Topshop we trust to create the best affordable frocks.
Joseph Shan Cotton Dress (£295)
Midi dresses don't come much chicer than this.
Bec & Bridge Tropicana Floral-Print Silk Midi Dress (£310)
We predict this slip dress will sell out fast.
Kitri Layla Frill Sun Dress (£145)
Kitri always serves up the best picnic prints come summer.
Rixo Emma Pleated Printed Midi Dress (£319)
We've overjoyed that this dress has been restocked once again.
Molly Goddard Adelaide Smocked Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress (£680)
Molly Goddard is your girl when it comes to full-skirted frocks.
Nicholas Linen Midi Dress (£425)
This dress is the perfect blend of minimal and ladylike.
Self-Portrait Crescent-Print Chiffon Midi Dress (£340)
This print also comes in maxi dress form for more formal occasions.
Warehouse Button-Through Midi Dress (£46)
Leopard print is going nowhere.
Luisa Beccaria Striped Off-The-Shoulder Linen-Blend Midi Dress (£1568)
The longer hemline makes the off-the-shoulder neckline of this dress look even more elegant.
Sea Bella Tiered Printed Voile Midi Dress (£480)
Sienna Miller would style this with a red lip and chunky platforms, and we fully intend on following suit.
Stine Goya Reflection Silk Wrap Dress (£440)
Mismatched prints are fast becoming one of summer 2019's top trends.
& Other Stories Open Back Floral Midi Dress (£69)
The cute tie details allow you to tailor this dress in an instant.
Tibi Edith Colour-Block Pleated Crepe Midi Dress (£950)
We can't get over how gorgeous the buckle on this belted number is.
New Look Light Grey Floral Square Neck Midi Dress (£28)
So much dress for such little dough.
Zimmerman Juno Guipure-Lace Linen Midi Dress (£540)
No summer style roundup would be complete without a piece of Zimmerman.
Now that you've found your dream summer midi dress, discover the shoes we'd recommend wearing with them.
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