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The Modest Midi Dress Is This Season’s Must-Have Piece

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Not quite a maxi, and definitely not a mini, the midi dress has made its way into our closets this winter for its functionality and the fact that there’s a midi dress to flatter every body type. It hits the mid-calf-hence the word ‘midi’ and is appropriate enough to wear to work, but also a cute pick for out-of-hours. We have been seeing it around for a while now, from body-con midi dresses to wrap midi’s and dainty floral printed ones, a new shape or print is always in the offing.

While the midi is undoubtedly seasonless, we have our hearts set on this super popular hemline for the winter, as it can be styled in multiple ways. You can layer with open cardigans or cropped sweaters, and for a more street-style appeal slip on a slouchy denim jacket or wear it to work with a fitted blazer. Knee high boots or low loafers work equally well, or go sporty with statement sneakers.

If like us you’re not quite ready for pants season, try this reliable transitional piece. For cocktail hour there’s Bottega Veneta’s slick bow-sleeve number or a floral frock from Zimmerman. If you’re searching for something more formal try Marni’s pussy bow dress or a plaid shirt dress from & Other Stories. A simple body hugging knit dress by Pixie Market will channel a minimal, but still striking mood.

Here’s our edit of the season’s best midi dresses to shop.


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Pixie Market, Brown Long Knit Dress (Rs 12,800)

Slinky, minimal and warm? Sign us up. The versatile tan ribbed midi dress from Pixie Market can be cinched at the waist with a statement belt for a touch of glam.



Marni, Pussy Bow Midi Dress (Rs 1,22,079)

This colour-block midi from Marni will serve up some Monday morning motivation. Spice it up with a pair of ankle-grazer boots to start your work week on a high fashion note.


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& Other Stories, Plaid Midi Shirt Dress (Rs 9161)

Never underestimate the charisma of a shirt dress. The all-over checked plaid pattern, smocked waist and frilled cuffs make a fetching combination. Style it with a leather jacket for a grunge look.



Marques Almeida, Asymmetric Paneled Striped Cotton Dress (Rs 38,423)

Bold stripes, relaxed silhouette, and a swishy asymmetric hem, this midi ticks all the right boxes. All you need is a pair of heavy-duty sneakers or chunky ankle boots to go from desk to dinner.


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Bottega Veneta, Midi Dress (Rs 1,79,888)

Giving the basic LBD a twist is this black silk midi by Bottega with bow sleeves. An out-and-out party pick, we are definitely bookmarking this one for our next night out.



Etro, Patterned Midi Dress (Rs 2,18,735)

It doesn’t get more cheerful than this multi-coloured patterned midi. Gold earrings or even a pair of coloured gemstone dangler, are a must with this dress.


Kenzo, Ribbed Midi Dress (Rs 40,693)

Rock this feminine, pleated dress by Kenzo with a cropped jacket or sweater for an extra layer of texture. Its bright hue means you can keep the rest of the look understated.


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Zimmerman, Floral Print Swing Dress (Rs 1,40,331)

Who said you have to save your florals for summer? Channel a bit of grandma-chic with this vintage midi, abundant in dainty floral prints and Victorian ruffles.


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