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13 winter midi dresses we’re putting in our shopping baskets this weekend


by Edaein OConnell
23rd Nov 2019
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It’s time to buy some winter midi dresses. We have searched high and low to find 13 of the best you can buy right now


Is there any other fashion item so versatile in its usage than a midi dress?

A coat may just beat it at the post, but only by a nose.

Midi dresses are a year-round style piece. One you buy at the start of summer while dreaming of hazy nights, which then becomes the one you wear when the haze turns to winter darkness. All of the women I know have one in their wardrobe arsenal. Whether they are for casual wear or special occasions, the midi is their go-to.

A little more luxe

Winter midi styles differ from their summer counterparts. The materials are sumptuous; with lace, satin and wool replacing the sheer summer fabrics. Colours are more subdued, the silhouettes are structured, and sleeves come full length. It’s all just a little more luxe.

The winter midi isn’t hitting full sparkle speed just yet. These dresses are the calm before the party storm. Yes, they can befit an occasion, but they are also for the office and weekend brunch too.

Arket has a strong selection this season with styles to suit every shape and taste. The statement blue satin number is perfect for those who want to make an impact, while the baby pink gathered dress is perfect for those who want to be chic without the loudness.

Our favourite is the Mia floral funnel neck dress from Warehouse. It has the right amount of seventies nostalgia without being overkill, and it will look great over knee-high boots or platform heels.

IDOL black pintuck lace insert midi dress, €68 at Topshop

Lustrous gathered dress, €99 at Arket

Mia floral funnel neck dress, €58 at Warehouse

Smocked ruffle hem midi dress, €129 at & Other Stories

Pleated satin dress, €115 at Arket

ASOS Design satin blouson midi dress with shirring and keyhole detail, €76.04 at Asos

Another Reason Plus smock shirt dress, €55.30 at Asos

RIXO Elsa leopard-print crepe de chine midi dress, €355 at Net A Porter

Funnel-neck scuba dress, €89 at COS

 

Never Fully Dressed Plus puff sleeve midi dress in red floral print, €123.04 at Asos

Combined dress, €99.95 at Zara

Fiona floral midi dress, €165 at Kitri

Seamless merino-alpaca dress, €115 at Cos


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