5 Reasons Why ‘Midi’ is the New ‘Mini’

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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