Wear a midi party dress to work
We have all heard these terms being thrown around – maxi dresses, midi dresses, skater dresses etc. But do we all know what they mean? Take midi dresses for instance. What does midi imply though? Maxi – is self explanatory. A dress which flows to its maximum length – the etymology is easy to understand. But what then, is a midi? Easy – a medium length dress! We are sure you knew that anyway but we thought we would reiterate.
A midi dress is one that has a medium length of skirt which reaches till the knee or further down slightly, to the calf. This is extremely beneficial when you are a woman on the go – wear a midi dress easily to work, if you have a party post and while at office, wear a jacket or a shrug over it to give it a more corporate feel even if you are wearing a floral or otherwise printed dress.
A midi dress allows you the freedom of wearing a dress without showing too much leg and this is why it is apt for women in more conservative cultures and societies. They will no longer have to evaluate the length of a dress or get involved in the hassle of letting down hems etc. before wearing one.
Midi dresses are suitable for all kinds of shapes and flatters all types of figures. An A-line midi dress can look very cute for an evening tea party with ruffles at its hem and spaghetti or noodle straps. Typically, they are not figure hugging and have balloon or free flowing skirts which make them a comfortable option in summer. You can choose midi dresses with a long sleeve if you want to look truly feminine – a look that is achieved especially if you wear a midi dress with an all lace sleeve.
Since midi dresses are usually dressy and fashionable by themselves you do not need to think about how to accessorise them – one or two bits of jewellery and a pair of chic shoes are all you need to look effortlessly chic. Of late, there have been bodycon styled midi dresses which are the perfect party ensemble if you have a flawlessly slim figure. A bodycon dress has strips of material that are styles to look like your body is bandaged by cloth – another reason why they are called bandage dresses. With the hem reaching your knees or mid calf, bodycon midi dresses look chic and a far cry from bodycon mini dresses which can be uncomfortable to wear, revealing and look rather promiscuous if one is not careful.
Midi dresses look best in soft materials such as cotton or jersey and look best as brunch or tea-party wear. Accessorise them with a bold clutch and a short bolero jacket and you will be surprised (or not) at the number of heads you turn.