The new season is upon us, and we’re no longer guaranteed that the sun will always be out. The weather is erratic, and sometimes we’re not quite sure how to dress during the day. At times like this, our midi dresses come to the rescue—the versatile pieces are especially valuable among us ladies who can’t let go of our light dresses just yet.
You see, the midi dress is a transitional piece we can rely on. Still too hot to cover everything up? Set your limbs free by simply pulling one on. Is it colder than usual? Wear pants, or even more, under the dress. You can also depend on it to work overtime, leading to you looking chic at any hour. Convinced? Well then, here are some of our picks to rock when you just don’t feel like ditching the dress for fall:
1. Simone Rocha Bow-embellished ruffled printed silk-satin midi dress
We’ve already said before that fall is not a reason to completely let go of the florals, so there shouldn’t be any qualms about wearing (and starting our list) with one. Simone Rocha agrees as the label’s Fall ‘18 collection is aplenty with whimsical blooms, this silk-satin midi dress just one among them. It accompanies another print inspired by John Constable. There are also pretty ruffles that can be hypnotic when you’re moving.
2. RIXO London + Laura Jackson Luna striped silk-crepe wrap dress
Exclusive over at Net-a-Porter, this wrap dress is perfect for the season, providing ample cover for your limbs but also blending quite nicely with the colors of autumn. This Luna dress is a product of a collaboration between RIXO London and Laura Jackson, the latter spotted multiple times wearing the brand’s creations. While we think it looks classy wrapped around, you are free to experiment on how to wear it and make the colors of black, red and pink really pop out.
3. Dodo Bar Or asymmetric patterned dress
Fall isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, especially when taking into consideration the drop in temperature and the sun not as present as many of us would like, but you can make it more interesting for you fashion-wise with a dazzling and hypnotic dress such as this. Dodo Bar Or’s frock has fun not only with asymmetry but also with the patterns in black and gold, appearing more luxurious thanks to its silk blend.
4. Attico Gathered velvet midi dress
Be brighter than the sun by wearing this yellow velvet dress brought to us by Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini. The luminous color is balanced out by the texture of the fabric, making the dress more dramatic than dainty. Have your own share of fun with it by mixing and matching it with belts, experimenting until you find what works best for you.
5. Sacai ruffled pleated dress
Take a piece of Japan by opting for this Sacai dress designed by Chitose Abe. The designer has fun with the fabric, patterns and colors, letting loose with the construction while still exuding a vibe of restraint. This black and pink dress is an interesting way to dress up this fall as it is many things; it is pretty and sweet while also being cool and sporty.
6. Paul & Joe Blondie floral-print crepe maxi dress
Here’s another dress adorned with the blooms: Paul & Joe‘s version, made in France with crepe, is feminine, fun, and flowy it would make each step appear light and springy. The low neckline means you are free to decorate your neck with a statement necklace, or even put on a layer of them.
7. REJINA PYO Miller button-detailed cotton-blend poplin midi dress
REJINA PYO‘s creation is something you can wear through the seasons, although of course you can start flaunting it this fall. The white dress has a timeless vibe to it that would make it hard to stash behind the closet. Its contrasting buttons pop out and give the shirt dress more character.
Just because the season is taking a colder turn doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to subdued and muted dresses. Have your way with loud prints, beautiful florals and even bright colors to guarantee a less gloomy day. Don’t miss a visit to the drawer of accessories, too—make each look unique even when you’re playing with one key piece by doing a trial and error with your collection.