Ah, the humble midi dress. Often seen as an awkward length and hard to pull off, it’s easily passed up for the midi skirt.

But my friends, I am here to tell you that the midi dress should no longer play second fiddle to the flowy maxi dresses and pencil skirts of yesteryear. Update your wardrobe with this not-quite-long hem and you will have so much fun with your outfits. And being a shorter girl, I was always told to stay away from this length, but I embrace it. I’m even wearing one today because hell, it’s 65 degrees in NYC and I deserve to wear a dress, dammit.

Here are 10 midi dresses to help you embrace the coming of warmer weather.

(Related: How To Dress For The Annoying, In-Between Weather)

Gentle Fawn Bridges Black Floral Print Midi Dress (LuLu*s, $139)


I love this dress. I want to marry this dress.

Topshop Stripe Body-Con Midi Dress (Nordstrom, $58)


Bring the ’90s back in a big way with this striped midi dress. Don’t forget your combat boots.

ASOS CURVE Midi Dress in Bird Print (ASOS, $94)


Always, ALWAYS put a bird on it.

Farrow Highland Dress (Need Supply Co., $118)


The off-the-shoulder trend is gonna be big this year, I feel it. And this is the perfect dress to get on board with.

Just the Checks, Please Dress (ModCloth, $65)


I have a small obsession with oddly-placed cutouts (don’t ask) and I really love the sternum hole on this otherwise plain, checkered dress.

Open Back Cupro Dress (& Other Stories, $115)


If you don’t think an open back midi dress is sexy, get out of my face.

H&M+ Dress with Tie Belt (H&M, $40)


This pattern and cut is perfect for a dress that can easily from a pair of flats at brunch to stilettos for date night.

Stripe T-Shirt Midi Dress (Forever21, $20)


As you already know, stripes are my weakness and this number is kind of perfect.

C/Meo On Point Dress (Revolve, $200)


A riskier silhouette, but one that pays off. Trench doesn’t exclusively mean go with coat anymore, and this dress proves it.

Ecote Gauzy Off-The-Shoulder Midi Dress (Urban Outfitters, $79)



Like I said, off-the-shoulder is big. Mint green is a great way to welcome the warmer weather.