Midi dresses have become the it dress, thanks to their everlastingly stylish powers. Contrary to popular belief, the midi dress is elegant without being flashy, and a great way to look leaner. The key to wearing midi dresses successfully is all in the styling, and these celebrities have tips to share on how to nail a midi dress. Whether it’s through your accessories or finding the right fabric, these are the simple tips that you can incorporate into your everyday style.
1. Pair a simple one-coloured dress with embellished shoes and earrings
If you’re wearing a plain one-coloured midi dress, you have the freedom to play around with textures and accessories. Do this by stepping up your shoe game, such as Blake Lively who wore a pearl studded ankle strap heels, and some embellished round earrings.
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2. Pair it with sneakers for a casual look
Midi dresses are also perfect for travelling because they keep you cool, and are long enough to avoid unwanted wardrobe malfunctions. To make it more travel friendly, team it with your favourite pair of sneakers.
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3. Pump up your outfit with platform heels
For an evening look, platform heels are a great complement to midi dresses. The heels give you that added height which will make you look more elegant and poised. Just like Fann, your hair can let be side swept and let down to create more depth to your look.
Photo: Fann Wong/Instagram
4. Dress down with kitten heels and neutral accessories
When your dress is as colourful as Irene’s, you might want to consider scaling down on the accessories. Err on the safe side and go for neutral colours instead. A pair of kitten heels is always a great idea, and they make a comfy addition to your look!
Photo: Irene Kim/Instagram
5. Spice up your look with leather boots
Who would have thought midi dresses would look good with boots? Since midi dresses fall below the knees, in a tropical country like Singapore, go for ankle boots instead. They add an edgy twist to your dress, and keeps you standing firm.
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6. Lace, lace and more lace
Jamie Chua’s ensemble is pure perfection! Firstly, it is all black, creating a slimming and flattering look. Secondly, it is lacy, creating an air of sultriness and elegance around her. To top it off, her lace-up boots toughen up the prettiness of the lace, creating an interesting juxtaposition of materials. With such an intricate outfit, you can pare down your accessories by wearing a simple bangle or watch.
Photo: Jamie Chua/Instagram
7. Sometimes, aim for simplicity
If you don’t feel like dressing up, take Jenna Dewan Tatum’s look as an example to follow. Even with no accessories, a midi dress can still look luxurious and flattering on you. In this case, your midi dress may need to stand out more, so go for textured dresses to make up for that bareness.
Photo: Jenna Dewan Tatum/Instagram
8. Chunky heels and slick back hair
To bring the focus to your dress, go for a slick back hairdo so that it won’t distract from the rest of your outfit. Chunky heels are perfect for if you’re wearing an elaborate dress, as they prevent you from being too overwhelmed.
Photo: Oon Shu An/Instagram
9. Look comfy and chic in flats
For the tall girls out there, wearing flats with midi dresses may just be the perfect look for you. Pairing your dress with ballerina flats is a failsafe and girlish look that’s perfect for your off days.
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