As we age, seasons come and go in the blink of an eye. Soon, before we know it, spring, summer, fall, and winter arrive. Just like the change in temperatures, the rise of trends from fast fashion can make shopping for work or leisure during these seasons a tedious and testing experience.

If you’re a fashion-conscious individual who lives a busy life but wants a staple piece that’s timeless and versatile, then you need a midi dress.  They can be dressed up or down and worn across many different seasons and occasions- serving as a sustainable item you can count on through the years.

Learn about the variations of the midi dress with us today, and see for yourself the freedom this flattering figure dress creates for all body types.

More about Midi Dresses 

There’s a reason the versatile midi dress is loved by many: it has a range of lengths. Usually, these dresses fall to the middle of your calf. You’re also likely to find them falling just below your knee or slightly above your ankle. 

Their variety of sizes makes midi dresses reliable clothing items that suit many occasions. That’s without even factoring in their stunning silhouettes, styles, prints, and fabrics! 

Styling Tips for Various Body Types

In today’s times, shopping online or in brick-and-mortar-based stores can pose a real challenge. So many brands and manufacturers can make clothing sizes difficult to gauge as they’re not exactly scaled. 

With two thirds of Americans struggling to find clothes to fit their body type, not even considering other nationalities - styling can become a frustrating experience for many. It might have happened to you, too! 

The best factor about midi dresses is that they’re inclusive, and compared to unrealistic clothing pieces, they are universal dresses that can be styled to fit any body type. 

Here are some of our pro tips on how to style them according to your body type:


If you define your body type as petite or have short legs, look for a dress that hits just slightly below your knee. This will stop you from looking like you’re drowning in the dress and elongating your legs. Some of the best styles that add flattering extensions to your figure are slip dresses, wrap dresses, and ones with asymmetrical hemlines. 

Our pick: Have a formal event coming up, or do you want to command respect in the boardroom? Our White Satin Long Sleeve can be perfectly paired with heels to showcase your elegance. With a subtle thigh slit and a length just below your knees, it’s the perfect fit for a petite figure. 

Hourglass or curvy 

Select a style that highlights your curves and places definition on your waistline. Choose a fabric that does not cling too tight to your figure. Instead, it should be smooth and flattering. Some of the best dresses that can achieve that are belted, bodycon, off-the-shoulder, or ruched. 

Our pick: The Black Belted Silk is a great piece to emphasize curves. It’s perfect for formal or casual occasions, showing off your figure without being too revealing. 


Do you have a tall frame or long legs? If so, you’ll want a midi dress that evenly highlights your proportions and long legs. For taller frames, slit dresses and pleated dresses can do exactly that. 

Our pick: The lavender puff sleeve can be dressed up or down, being a lovely piece for taller frames. 


How to Accessorize Midi Dresses for Different Looks

 You can’t just rely on a midi dress on its own to perfect your image. The accessories you pair with them can help influence the style or look you’re trying to achieve. For inspiration, here are some accessory suggestions to try out according to specific styles. 


If you’re planning on wearing a midi dress for a day out, then you’ll want to pair it with either:

  • Shoes: Sneakers, flat sandals or ankle boots
  • Accessories: Bangles, bracelets, layered jewelry or a floppy hat 
  • Additional clothes: A cardigan or denim jacket to enhance your look 


Wanting to wear a midi dress for work? Then opt for formal accessories such as: 

  • Shoes: Pumps, loafers, or ankle boots
  • Accessories: A handbag, watch, or skinny belt
  • Outerwear: If needed, a blazer can enhance your professional image 


If you’ve got a date night coming up, a formal function or you just want to look glamorous, try adding:

  • Shoes: Strappy heels, stilettos, ankle boots or embellished sandals
  • Accessories: Statement jewelry, clutch bag
  • Outerwear: A leather jacket, blazer, or faux fur coat 

Seasonal Variations: Choosing the Right Fabric and Color

Do you recall earlier how we mentioned just how quickly seasons arrive? Save waiting for recommendations; here are our styling secrets for every season. 


For colors, you’ll want to stick to pastel shades to evoke a spring mood. Consider selecting midi dresses that are either sky blue, pink, lavender, or mint green. Meanwhile, light and breathable fabrics like linen, cotton, and chiffon are best. 


To truly embody a hot girl summer, go for bright and bold colors like yellow, electric blue, turquoise, and coral. The best fabrics to wear are loose, flowy, breathable ones like jersey, linen, and cotton.  


To capture the fall vibe just in time for pumpkin spice latte season, opt for earthy tones such as olive green, rich browns, mustard, and burgundy to create a cozy fall look. For fabrics, the heavier is better from suede, wool blends, and knit. 


Stay snug this winter by selecting iconic winter colors such as gray, charcoal, navy, deep red, and emerald green. If you’ve got a glamorous event, jewel tones and metallics are also great for winter. Fabrics like wool, cashmere, and velvet can keep you looking stylish while staying warm. 

Occasions Best Suited for Midi Dresses

We love Midi Dresses at Elagia! Why? Because they can be worn across just about any occasion.

Many people wear midi dresses for the following types of occasions: 

  • Cocktail parties
  • Casual wear
  • Brunch
  • Work or office
  • Wedding wear
  • Date nights 
  • Travel
  • Dinner events
  • Family gatherings 
  • Ceremonies 

5 of the Latest Fashion Trends for Midi Dresses

Are you looking for the latest midi dress trends? Here are some of the most popular ones for 2024: 

Puff sleeves 

If you want a romantic or feminine look, then midi dresses with puff sleeves often do the trick. They also help create the illusion of an hourglass figure, adding to your femininity. 

Our favorites: Tiffany blue, Alexa Beige 

Wrap dresses

This type of midi dress is popular year after year. A timeless wrap dress is always a flattering fit regardless of the sleeve length, color, and pattern.

Our favorites: Red Wrap Short Sleeve, Navy Wrap Long Sleeve 


Showcase the playful sides of your personality with a ruffled midi dress. These trending dresses provide movement, fun, and a playful look to your image.

Our favorites: Dusty Pink Strapless, Sky Blue Wrap Short Sleeve 


Strategically placed cutouts can also add a sensual touch that is perfect for date nights! Depending on the style, cutouts are also great if you have an athletic physique, adding a touch of ventilation and comfort. 

Our favorites: White Cutout Halter, Brown Sleeveless

Silk and satin

Silk and satin midi dresses show effortless sophistication, being perfect items for weddings, night-out glam, and formal events. 

Our favorites: Sky Blue Satin One Shoulder, Alexa Green Silk Slip 

Our verdict

We can’t get ENOUGH of midi dresses. They’re timeless, versatile, and never out of trend. You can wear midi dresses for pretty much every occasion, and if you want to be more flexible with how you wear them, try layering clothes with them. 

Similarly, if you want to wear them all year round, opt for neutral colors like white, black, and beige, which are perfect for any season.

If you’re looking for more inspiration to find the right midi dress, browse our range here.
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