Throughout my teenage years, I was dedicated to mini dresses. Anything that fell below the knee I deemed boring, unflattering, and out of style. However, the mid-length dress’ recent rise in popularity has led me to have a change of heart. After being gifted a gorgeous green midi dress from sustainable clothing store The Reformation, I have realized that midi dresses might be better than mini ones. Here’s why:
- They are elegant and timeless. While many dress trends come and go (2014 A-line skater dresses, I’m looking at you), midi dresses have yet to fall out of style. Despite what my teenage self might have thought, mid-length dresses in basic patterns are staples no matter the present-day fads.
- No more sweaty chairs in the summer. There is nothing worse than sitting down at an outdoor restaurant in a mini dress and dreading the moment you must stand up because your legs have been sweating for the entire meal. With midi dresses, I never have to deal with sticky, slippery seats in the summer heat. Additionally, if it’s windy, no need to worry about holding down your dress as you walk.
- Midi dresses are simply more comfortable in most situations. Many of my mini dresses have shrunk in the wash, so now they only fit me right when I am standing up. Midi dresses, on the other hand, can afford to lose a couple inches without becoming a hazard when you need to sit down or bend over.
- They make every outfit slightly fancier. Midi dresses are perfect for nice dinners, meeting a significant other’s family for the first time, or going out to a work event — midis elevate your outfit, and add sophistication and grace to any evening look.
- There are so many types of midi dresses. I have midis in floral, cotton patterns that are perfect for daytime wear, and tighter-fitting midis in solid patterns with slits for nights out. They are easy to pair with any occasion.