6 Reasons Why You Need a Midaxi Dress

Got plans this summer? Whether you’re planning your holiday outfits or wedding guest attire, the midaxi dress is a must have wardrobe item. 

After noticing an increased customer demand for midaxi dresses, M&S have expanded their range and have since seen sales of the trending summer dress style rise by 600%.

Online shoppers can’t get enough of the midaxi dress, as searches for the term on the M&S website amount to 1,700 per month. But what exactly is a midaxi dress?

The Creative Stylist team at M&S reveal where the term came from and shares their top tips on how to style the popular summer dress for every occasion. 

“The term ‘midaxi’ draws inspiration from the maxi and midi dress styles, two shapes that have been fashion staples in womenswear for many years. It refers to the specific hem length of the dress, which sits just below the mid-calf range but above floor length.”

“The midaxi can be a way to refresh your wardrobe. It can take us from work to wedding with very minimal effort, so you’ll be outfit repeating but with confidence. It’s also a great way to comfortably introduce new patterns, prints and colours to your style – I’ve even embraced a bit of frill.” 

“At M&S, we currently stock over 100 different midaxi dresses. The popularity of the midaxi is largely due to its versatility and durability for all occasions and seasons.”

6 ways to wear the midaxi dress

  1. Day at the beach

Given its floaty silhouette, the midaxi dress makes a great option for a day out at the beach. Pair it with a statement straw beach bag, a stylish wide-brim hat and comfortable espadrille sandals to create an effortless, practical look.

  1. Shopping spree

Take your dress from the sand to the shops, switching your footwear for a pair of classic white lace-up trainers  for the ultimate in comfort. Complete your outfit and layer with a white denim jacket and cross body bag to create an easy day time look.

  1. Classic summer BBQ 

For a fun BBQ with family and friends opt for a breazy midaxi dress teamed with comfortable and stylish footwear – woven strappy flat sandals are a great choice.

  1. Date night 

The midaxi dress is one of the easiest styles to transform from day to night; all you need is a super stylish pair of statement heeled sandalsgold hoop earrings and a chic shoulder bag!

  1. Office attire 

The midaxi dress is the perfect wardrobe staple to wear to the office, especially on warmer days. The length of the style means you’ll feel work-appropriate whilst still looking effortlessly stylish. We’d recommend a cross body bag and a pair of smart, white trainers for a smart/casual office look.

  1. Wedding guest

You can easily dress up a midaxi dress with some gold statement earrings and strappy open toe stiletto heels for a more elevated look – the perfect wedding guest option this Summer.

For further information on how to style midaxi dresses, visit the M&S website

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.