Out of All the Midi Dresses Online Right Now, These Are the 24 I'd Be Happy With

I’ve always favoured dresses and skirts over trousers and jeans, with the majority of my wardrobe being made up of above-the-knee hemlines for the best part of a decade. 

However, a few years ago, I decided to try on a midi dress and then everything changed. Having previously written them off owing to my 5’ 3” height, I was surprised to find just how elegant a midi dress made me feel. 


(Image credit: @slipintostyle)

Fast-forward to today, and I now have at least 20 hanging on my rail. Come rain or shine, I wear them to work and at the weekend in equal measure. And now that summer is officially on its way, I thought it was high time I add some lightweight styles to my collection. 

I’ve scoured every corner of the internet to bring you the 24 best summer midi dresses for every budget, occasion and style. If you aren’t already a midi convert, I have a suspicion you soon will be… 

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Now that you've found your dream summer midi dress, discover the shoes we'd recommend wearing with them.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.