I'm a Lazy Dresser: 22 Easy, Summer-Ready Midi Dresses I Have On My Radar Right Now

When it comes to the building blocks of an incredible wardrobe, the easy-to-wear midi dress is one staple no woman should be without. Whether it’s a floral dress, a shirtdress or a chic knitted number, the best midi dresses have the power to carry your wardrobe through the transitional weather of spring, hot days of summer and straight into the cooler moments of autumn and beyond.


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Midi dresses are so perfect for throwing on in summer.

Why do we love them so much? It’s simple. You can pair them with trainers or sandals at the weekend and with loafers, mules or boots for the office. (You can even wear them with heels for a wedding.) You can slip a T-shirt, blouse or roll-neck underneath or pull on a slouchy jumper or belt-up a classic trench over them. Basically, the midi dress has the potential to be the most versatile item in any wardrobe. There’s also a style and shape to suit everyone, so whether you’re a floral puff-sleeved-dress kind of girl or more of a slip-dress minimalist, this is the staple that you can reliably turn to for any and all occasions.

The problem is, with midi dresses being such a popular style, there are an awful lot of choices out there to scroll through to find the perfect one for you. There are worse problems to have, of course, but if you’re looking to update your midi-dress selection now that we're nearing sunnier days and you’re feeling like you don’t know where to start, don’t fret. Below, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled 22 of the very best available right now, for every budget.


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Dôen always has beautiful, easy midi dresses.

There are dresses the entire Who What Wear UK team can’t stop talking about and even some we’ve personally tried and tested already. There are wedding-guest dresses and some that will be perfect for back-to-the-office days as the weather starts to warm up. All of them are really easy to wear and have that midi-dress knack of making you look polished in an instant. Keep scrolling to shop.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.