If there’s one thing I love most about fashion it’s that it’s cyclical — trends can come, take a quick hiatus and then come back in style with a vengeance. I’ll take it if it means that classic silhouettes like the midi dress are right on point this summer. The midi dress is a powerful staple that every woman should keep in her closet because the shape in undeniably flattering. A cinched waist emphasizes curves while the hem hits just below the knee, giving you legs for days. And no matter your height, I am here to tell you that anyone can pull off a midi dress–and look fabulous doing so!
The key to finding the perfect midi dress is picking a style that hits slightly above mid-calf, like this one from L.K. Bennett (and can we talking about this color, too? It makes me feel like Princess Kate!). This way, it’ll actually elongate your body and make you look taller. Add a skinny belt to emphasize your waistline and pair it with simple accessories for a perfect summer look.
I remember discovering L.K. Bennett when I saw a photo of Kate Middleton wearing a pair of LK Bennett pumps in a magazine and decided I had to have them and since then I’ve been obsessed with not only their shoes but their ready to wear collections as well. L.K. Bennett has some amazing new arrivals including tons of midi dresses, and I’ve included some of my favorites below. Be sure to check them out and let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!
Dress: L.K. Bennett
Belt: Banana Republic
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Photography by Lydia Hudgens