The rising trend of the midi-skirt over the last few seasons has been to modest, yet fashion-forward girls everywhere. Once dismissed as dowdy and out of date, length is back with a vengeance, and we’re finding it right at the cutting edge of this season’s styles.
SS13 catwalks were bursting with midi skirts and dresses from hot designers like Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler, and the look is quickly filtering through to our favorite retailers. Paying special attention to details like sleeves and necklines, we’ve gathered up a few of the most wearable, modest spring midi dress trends of the season.
Spring Midi Dress Trends
Feminizing grunge and pulling it up to date, this carefree 90s inspired casual dress is as comfortable as it is cute. Winter florals are reworked to pull looks from day to night, and soft scoop necklines with gently gathered waists are sweet and flattering. Pair this with ankle boots, a pastel sweater, and a knit hat for day, or a leather jacket and top knot for night.
The flow of this sky-blue, silk-touch fabric is mesmerizing, skimming without ever clinging. This gorgeous midi dress is hugely versatile: you can dress it up or down with just a few accessories.
Here’s a dress that combines the best of several decades into one amazing look. With a nod to recent homespun trends, this structured cut, with slightly puffed sleeves, creates an hourglass shape, bringing in a fitted waistline and strong neckshape to elongate. Warm up with a vibrant lip and braided hair styles.
The classic bettylook. A full pleated skirt, high boat neck, and sweet ¾ length sleeves conjure up visions of Audrey Hepburn in her heyday. The effect is restrained and elegant, ladylike without ever being stuffy. The contrasting skinny belt works overtime to define a tiny waist.
The stunning color of this flowing chiffon beauty will stop you in your tracks. Lovely cropped blouson sleeves and clever button tab details at the nipped-in waist give this dress a timeless air.
We’re nuts about this polka dot day dress with adorable ruffled detail. Demure but spirited, it’s easy to wear, and the lightweight woven fabric moves beautifully wherever you go. Pair it with pretty pumps for a blast of vintage style.
A playful breath of fresh air, this flirty dress just shouts spring.From cute and creative designers The White Pepper, this sweet-as-candy color is kept in check with smart tailored details: cuffed sleeves and shirt styling on the top, and soft but neat pleats through the skirt.
Lace insets and pretty pintucks give this lovely gray dress a taste of Victorian styling, while the asymmetrical hem brings a modern edge. Layer and wear it with tights until the mornings warm up for a look with a lot of storybook charm.
Find the Perfect Spring Midi Dress
Fun, practical, and endlessly adaptable, this spring’s midis are a great staple to
get you through those in-between days as winter lets go and the sun reappears.
They’re the perfect length to show off a new pair of shoes and they pair
beautifully with cardigans and scarves. Have you found a favorite on or off the
runway this spring?