The midi-dress trend is here for another season and is the perfect wardrobe essential for day-to-dinner dressing. Think soft, sensual materials, gentle patterns and rich colours; and with a bank holiday fast approaching, there’s no better time than the present to invest in the perfect midi-length dress to party the weekend away in.
This heron print jacquard dress, €49.95 at Zara
With a sensual deep V-neck, fluid hemline, and flattering length, this dainty heron-print jacquard dress is a gorgeous addition to your dinner dress collection. Longer sleeves are essential for this time of year, but the material is light-weight and breathable enough so that you won’t be uncomfortably warm by your main course. Team with a statement red lip and earrings for a look that packs a punch.
This A-line dress with side drape, €125 at Cos
When it comes to balancing style and form with comfort and elegance, Cos strikes all the right notes. A-line dresses tend to be a flattering choice whether you’re petite or curvy, but what’s great about this dress (aside from the fact that it has pockets!!), is the longer sleeve length.
beautiful pale jade colour, and satin-effect material. The dress has a side drape detail at the back of the waist and a clean centre seam and invisible back zip fastening.
This lace detail cold shoulder wrap dress, €47 at Dresses.ie
If you’ve yet to invest in a midi-length dress this season then this is a perfect starting point. The cold shoulder detailing and deep neckline bring a layer of sexiness to the longer, more conservative hemline. The colour is perfectly inspired by the approaching witching hour, too.
This opulent wrap dress, €59.99 at H&M
With blue coming back bigger than ever – see the catwalks of Anna Sui, Dior, Richard Malone and Temperely to name a few – now is the time to invest in a great wardrobe piece to carry you through the season. This blue number perfect for a girls’ night out, or layer with a polo-neck or high-neck T-shirt, and a leather jacket for a night-to-day swap-up. The 3/4-length sleeves, side slits and buttoned cuffs add extra interest to this look.
This sweet Milton Midi Dress by Millie Mackintosh, €195 at Arnotts.ie
Introduce a touch of frivolity to your wardrobe this bank holiday with this Millie Mackintosh dress. The soft blush pink and delicate floral print add a gorgeous touch of femininity to your wardrobe. This pretty shade of pink also works beautifully with rich neutrals such as navy and burgundy – perfect for wearing during winter months. The asymmetric neckline is still around for AW17, and the addition of a frilled trim makes the overall look romantic and light. Finish the look with a deep burgundy/berry lip to further highlight the gorgeous blush colour of the dress.