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Midi Dress Styles You Need This Summer

18 November 2021

By Harriet Amurao


A new season calls for new looks. Give summer a warm welcome with our must-have midi dress styles that you need in your ‘drobe ASAP. Underrated, classy, easy to throw on and versatile, we’ve gathered a list of our favourite midi dresses that’ll have you ready for hot girl summer - Showpo style. 

Whether you want to keep it classically feminine with florals, smock and puff sleeve midi dresses or go sleek, chic and off-duty with satin and cut-out midis - we’ve got you covered from season to season and casual to formal occasions!


1. Smocked & Shirred Midi Dresses

Yep, it just doesn’t get any more comfy and easy than smock midis and shirred midis! These on-trend and summery styles have been taking Spring-Summer fashion by storm and we’re not surprised. Combining comfort and style, you’ll look and feel effortlessly chic on those warm sunny days out.

Style this piece with your favourite slides or sandals, a handbag and sunglasses for the perfect summer day or night look!


Zaharrah Tiered Midi Dress in Coral Linen Look



Charlie Holiday - Amber Dress in Seventies Floral



Pallas Dress in Black



Palmer Dress in Cream


2. Puff Sleeve Midi Dresses

The puff sleeve - a forever favourite that everyone loves. We all knew it’d be mentioned but hey, it’s one of the most notable trends that screams summer, and when combined with a midi dress? Chef’s kiss! The oh-so-versatile and romantic puff sleeve midi dress comes in a range of bold and neutral colours and floral prints. It’ll easily become a permanent staple in your wardrobe.

For a casual day out, wear this piece with sneakers, a crossbody bag and jewellery to top it off or if you’re going for lunch with the girls, heels and a mini handbag will match perfectly!


Loree Puff Sleeve Midi Dress in Black Floral



Yanny Puff Sleeve Midi Dress with Shirred Bust in White




Jasalina Dress in Elegant Rose



Pristina Puff Sleeve Cut Out Midi Dress in Coral



Sia Embroidered Puff Sleeve Open Back Midi Dress in White


3. Floral Midi Dresses

Keep the summer days and nights flirty in florals! We love a good floral midi dress and we know you do too. Although it’s not a brand new trend, it’s a timeless one that’ll never do you wrong across seasons and occasions. Whether you’re more of a wallflower and want to keep it lowkey in muted pastel florals, or love attention and want to stand out in bold ditsy florals, we’ve got something for you! The key to styling floral midi dresses is keeping the extra accessories plain and simple, so the dress does all the blooming.

For a day party, you can style a floral midi with plain or coloured heels to match the dress, stacks of jewellery and a baguette bag or if you’re going for a casual date, sandals and a handbag are a great alternative!


Yara Midi Dress in Floral Fantasia



Lindie Midi Slip Dress in Blue Floral



Ojaj Dress in Soft Floral



Runaway The Label - Mindy Midi Dress in Sage



Chloe Asymmetrical Bust Midi Dress in Lumiere Floral


4. Satin Midi Dresses

Three words: sleek, chic and classy. If you love satin mini dresses, you’ll love satin midi dresses even more. If there’s one piece you need in your staple wardrobe, it’s a satin slip dress. This it-girl staple is a timeless, reliable and effortlessly stylish piece that’ll have you all set for any casual or formal events. 

Style this one-and-done midi with heels, luxe jewellery and a baguette bag for the perfect summer evening look, or opt for a casual-chic day look by layering it over a plain white tee and chunky sneakers. The possibilities are endless with this one!


Florentina Twist Front Dress in White Satin



Kate V Neck Midi Slip Dress in Blue Satin



Levelle Dress in Black Satin



Malmuira Dress in Champagne Satin



Glaucus Dress in Emerald Satin


5. Cut Out Midi Dresses

Show off some extra skin this summer with cut-outs - the hot girl trend of the season. We’re loving how elevated and unconventional cut-outs are, and they’re presenting themselves to us across all types of midi dresses. From waist to under bust cut-outs, it’s a must-try trend that is stylish, eye-catching and modern. 

Look your best-dressed self at the party with a cut-out midi dress and wear it with some strappy heels, a mini handbag and fine jewellery to round out the look!


Maurine Halter Neck Cut Out Midi Dress in Orange



Coyote Twist Detail Midi Dress in Lilac



Heath Cut Out Halter Neck Midi Dress in Chartreuse



Leontine Midi Dress with Tie Up Back in Hot Pink



Kathleen Cut Out Ruched Midi Dress in White


Those are our five favourite midi dress styles that you need to get on this summer. Each style is perfectly versatile and stylish, so you’ll get more wear out of them than you think. We hope that this was helpful and will make summer dressing that little bit easier!