My Style | The midi dress I will wear all summer

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OUTFIT: Dress, & Other Stories | Sandals, T K Maxx (similar here) | Leopard clutch bag, Boden (out of stock, similar here) | Leather jacket, Whistles (old season, similar here) | Necklace, Isabel Marant (similar here)

 

I’ve been taking the middle ground for a while now.

In terms of my preferred skirt length, there is nothing that makes me happier than a bit of fabric wafting around in the general direction of my ankles. Midi, not TOO maxi, just hitting me in a place that’ll still show off a coy little peek of skin – and preferably a tanned one at that.

It’s a midi for me. My wardrobe is bereft of minis, all charity shop-bound back in the early Noughties when I made the decision that, actually, my thighs and legs are very grateful for a longer length.

And I don’t even care that designers like Vuitton or Saint Laurent raised their mini skirt game this season, because the high street has spoken – and midis have never been more popular.

So it comes with a little frisson of excitement when I find a new midi of joy that I know will get it’s money-worth and then some.

I’d spotted this little beauty of a dress in & Other Stories a while ago (and spotted on my v cool friend Bianca), but honestly the hanger appeal was a big fat zero. Until I tried it on and it was instant love.

In a lovely, fresh blue porcelain print and made from cool cotton crepe, it is a dress-up or dress-down dream of a dress that I have already worn three times. Considering it arrived two weeks ago, you can already see it’s a cost per wear winner.

I’m planning on dressing it down with plimsolls or my Stan Smiths, but mainly intend to swan around wearing simple tan sandals and a slick of lipstick.

Midi marvellous.

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  • Comments ( 12 )

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    Lynsey

    J’adore le midi!! I honestly can’t remember what on earth I wore before the midi apart from rare pencil skirts sourced from m&s. For the curvier gal I think it’s an essential wardrobe item. Now I just need to loose some weight so I can get into one of Victoria beckham’s fabulous midi dresses. Oh and win the lottery to afford hahah! Love this post xx

    • avatar
      Erica

      And have you checked out Etre Cecile’s midi skirts? Think you may like! xx

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        Catherine

        I’ve just looked at the midi skirts on the Etre Cecile – they are gorgeous!

        I want to buy this dress. I don’t like things too big so do you think you can size down?

        • avatar
          Erica

          Definitely size down. I got my usual size but it’s actually a bit big so could have sized down…it’s drawstring waist as well so you can pull it in xx

  • avatar
    Enida

    Hi Erica,

    Do you think this dress will suit a short person? Thanks!!

    Enida

    • avatar
      Erica

      Hi Enida, how short are you? It would be maxi length on you, but I think that would work. Or you could always ask a clever seamstress to take it up an inch or two?! x

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        Enida

        I’ll do that 🙂 Thanks Erica!

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    NET-A-DRESSER

    I think this is such a great length. I also love the fact you don’t have to worry too much about whats going on underneath?… i.e smooth, exfoliated, primed and tanned legs! Love the way you have paired it with a bit of leopard too. I can imagine you getting loads of wear out of it too! Just fab!!

    Helen xx

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      Erica

      Thanks Helen! Yes – I’ve already worn it so much! and the anti-prep is DEFINITELY a bonus! x

  • avatar
    mya

    i like this dress, the way it is simple but still eye catching!

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