How To: Style a Midi Dress

Welcome to our style guide on how to style a midi dress! 

We know you love a midi dress as much as we do. Midi dresses are versatile and stylish and an excellent addition to any wardrobe. Whether you're looking for a casual, everyday outfit or a chic formal look, a midi dress can be dressed up or down to suit your style and the occasion. In this guide, we'll explore what a midi dress actually is, styling tips and inspiration so that you will be a walking dictionary of midi dress styling.

So What Is a Midi Dress?

A midi dress is a type of dress that falls to the mid-calf or ankle, typically ending between the knee and the ankle. Midi dresses come in a range of styles, from form-fitting and bodycon to flowy and A-line. They are made from a variety of fabrics, including satins, cotton, linen, and more, and can feature a range of necklines, sleeves, and other design details, like our faves: pockets and ruffles!

What Are the Different Types of Midi Dresses?

There are lots of different types of midi dresses available, each with its own unique style and features. Our top picks include:

  • A-line midi dresses: These dresses flare out from the waist, creating a flattering silhouette that's great for all body types. They're often made from lightweight, flowy fabrics like chiffon or cotton.
  • Tiered midi dresses: These dresses feature layers of fabric that create a feminine and bohemian vibe. They're often made from lightweight, flowy fabrics and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
  • Bodycon midi dresses: These form-fitting dresses hug the body and highlight your curves. They're often made from stretchy, figure-hugging fabrics like jersey or spandex.

Fabric options to consider:

  • Linen midi dresses: Linen is a popular fabric for summer dresses, and midi dresses are no exception. Midi dresses made from cotton or linen are often lightweight and great for casual wear, as they're comfortable and breathable. Perfect for hot weather.
  • Satin midi dresses: Satin is a luxurious and elegant fabric, and midi dresses made from satin are perfect for formal occasions. They can be dressed up with heels and statement jewellery for a chic and sophisticated look.
  • Knit midi dresses: A knit dress is a comfortable and stylish choice for any occasion. Remember to consider the fabric and weight of your when styling it. 

How to Style a Midi Dress:

Styling a midi dress will depend on the occasion and of course your personal style. Here are some tips from our St.Frock styling team:

Keep it Casual:

For a casual, everyday look, try pairing a midi dress with sneakers or sandals. A denim jacket for a laid-back, effortless vibe or a leather jacket can add an edgy touch. This outfit is perfect for running errands or meeting up with friends. Alternatively, you could go for a more relaxed, bohemian look with a flowy linen midi dress or a boho-inspired midi dress with embroidery or fringe, just add some sandals and a shoulder bag.

Get S**t done:

For a professional, corporate look, style a midi dress with a blazer and heels and keep accessories simple. Choose a midi dress with a classic silhouette, such as an A-line or smock style. A midi slip dress can also be dressed up with a blazer and heels for a chic and modern corporate look.

Party on Babe:

For a party-ready look, a sparkly or sequined midi dress is our go-to, we also love ruched bodycon styles! Style with heels and statement jewellery. Be bold in a colourful dress or a unique print.

Cocktail Hour:

For a chic cocktail party, try a satin or lace midi dress paired with heels and sparkling jewellery. A tiered midi dress in a bold colour or print can also work, especially on the dance floor! Try adding a belt to cinch in your waist and create a more defined silhouette.

Formal Fashion:

If you're looking for a more formal look, a midi dress with a sophisticated neckline and sleeves is a great choice. An off-the-shoulder or one-shoulder dress can add a touch of glamour to every event.


Midi dresses are a popular choice for weddings, whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, or a wedding guest. Opt for elegant and timeless accessories that won't distract from the overall look of your dress and style with heels or pumps. Make sure your shoes are comfortable, as you'll likely be on your feet for long periods of time.

Remember, midi dresses are incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. No matter what style of midi dress you choose, be sure to accessorise appropriately. A statement necklace or earrings can add some extra glamour to your look, while a belt can help to define your waist and create a more flattering silhouette. As always, don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with your style – that's what fashion is all about!

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