55 Cute Midi Dresses To Refresh Your Summer Wardrobe

The perfect, comfy summer frock to replace your WFH sweatpants.

If you’ve spent the past few months in your coziest WFH loungewear and don’t know how you’ll ever put a cute outfit together again (were jeans always this uncomfortable?), we feel you. Thankfully, there’s a stylish and comfortable way to transition out of fleecy sweatpants and into a breezy summer wardrobe: the midi dress.

Whether you’re working from the comfort of your couch, hosting a virtual bbq or taking a stroll around the neighbourhood, flattering calf-length dresses are a must-have. More versatile than mini or maxi dresses, midis are a wardrobe staple that suit any dress code and require minimal styling⁠—throw on a leather jacket and a pair of crisp white sneakers to dress down a floral frock, or opt for a belted style in a muted colour for a more polished vibe. This summer’s hottest styles are all about comfort (think: oversized silhouettes and lightweight fabrics), but details like tie straps, ruffles, decorative buttons and colourful patterns make them stand out.

From silky slips and sleek wraps to casual smocks, we’ve rounded up the cutest midis to add to your collection this summer.

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