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Styling ideas for a midi dress

They’re effortlessly feminine and summery, yet versatile and comfortable. The classic midi is bang on trend for 2019, so don’t let worries about looking frumpy or not knowing how to style a midi skirt or dress put you off. Here are some ideas to help you rock the look with confidence.

Add some flare

For a little va va voom, try a midi that has a fuller cut and flares after the hips for a bold, confident look. A few inches of exposed leg and ankle can balance out the fullness of the dress. For 2019, the popularity of the midi is celebrated as the milkmaid dress makes a come-back, revamped with puffed sleeves and front-fastening buttons, with the option of cinched-in or elasticated waists https://www.stylist.co.uk/fashion/dress-milkmaid-style-flattering-trend/267433.

Focus on the waist

Petites under 5’4″ and the taller among us with longer torsos but shorter legs can feel drowned by midis. Divert attention to the waist with a belt, which can be raised a little to give the appearance of a higher waist. Cinched or elasticated dresses can also create this effect effortlessly. Pair with a fitted jacket for greater definition.

Mix and match versatility

Midis can be paired with other items in your wardrobe to give them a fresh lease of life, creating bold new outfits to experiment with. Your shoe and jacket choice can take a midi from casual, carefree daywear, to the office or a night out.

Measure up

The midi actually comes in different lengths, with the garment falling anywhere between a little above the ankle to around two inches under the knee. For many, the best lengths are around the bottom of the calf, showing a couple of inches of lower leg and ankle, or just above the top of the calf. Try out different lengths of midi dresses, with a great range at www.axparis.com/collections/midi-dresses, to see what looks best for your shape and style.

Balance exposure with coverage

A midi with a leg slit or a wrap dress with a deeper v-neck can provide a feminine touch while balancing the excess material to avoid a frumpy look. If you want more coverage, try a full-length midi that hits the anklebone or top of the shoe and finish the outfit with a sweater draped over the shoulders or a denim jacket.