The Most Comfortable Midi Dress & How To Wear One When Your Short

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I steered clear of midi dresses for the longest time.

At my height, I was completely convinced that I could not pull them off. I’ve tried a few, like this floral number, but afterwards decided to give it up.

Then I saw this simple, perfect shade of blush pink midi dress and I just kind of said screw it.

I’m pretty sure I finally found the perfect midi dress. It is incredibly comfortable, perfect piece to throw on in the summer, a tank styled top and the skirt is just voluminous enough.

Since purchasing this dress and wearing it several times, I think I’ve figured out some good tips if you are short like me, but still want to rock a midi dress.

How to wear a midi dress when you’re short:
  1. It is all about the length. Pick a length that hits between mid-calf and just above the ankle. This one is a tad long on me, but I think where it hits, just above the ankle, gives the illusion of length rather than making me look even shorter.
  2. Stick to a solid color. Being short, we can easily get overpowered by prints. Keeping a midi dress solid and clear of other distractions will provide a clean streamlined look.
  3. Keep the shoes (heels preferably) neutral too. Don’t pair the midi dress with any shoe that is to chunky, this will ruin the streamlined look and will not be flattering. I’d definitely always recommend heels to help elongate the legs, but either way, keep the shoes clean, simple, and neutral.
  4. Select a dress with a bit of flare. You certainly don’t want too much flare, but having a little at the bottom helps keep things balanced. Plus it’s a pretty flattering shape on everyone.
  5. Cinch the waist. When wearing a midi dress or skirt always make sure your waist is accentuated. Creating that bit of fit and flare will help break up the look so you don’t look like you are wearing a bag 🙂

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Few Things:

This dress also comes in black which may be even more versatile than the pink.

I am obsessed with these bow heels. Like really obsessed!

They are super comfy and currently 50% off (+ come in several colors)!


4 Comments

  1. June 30, 2017 / 5:10 am

    Beautiful, Shan! I love how you do blush. I’m a big fan of midi dresses but I can’t pull off maxi at all. I agree, this dress with the neutral heels is very elongating. These are great tips for styling a midi and I love the denim jacket. Perfect touch.

    And, yes, I agree…we have to meet up at some point!

    • shannon
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      July 6, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Thanks Gina! I’m with you on the maxi dresses…realized I couldn’t pull them off and gave them up a long time ago.

    • shannon
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      July 6, 2017 / 9:27 am

      Thank you!

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