If your dress-buying routine feels a little Goldilocks—too short, too long, and very little just right—try out a midi-length dress. The hem of the midi hits below the knee, keeping things very modest but very flattering too.
The reason this length works for all women is all about tricking the eye. According to this website, dresses and skirts that show your entire calf elongate the leg line visually. It’s best to avoid any hem that hits at the thickest part of your calf, which is right in the middle. Same goes for hemlines that hit mid-thigh.
Stylist to the stars Emily Current told InStyle that “the most flattering silhouette with skirts isn’t about being extremely short or being extremely long, but about the middle. Skirts that hit right below the knee caps (rather than in the middle of the knees) and right below the calf muscles are two places that naturally look better on every woman.”
Spring is the ideal time to stock up on midis. The length is appropriate for warmer weather, and the look can be changed up easily when layered with a cardigan or jean jacket. With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite midi dresses in stock now (click on the image to shop!):
Today and tomorrow get 20 percent off all our midi dresses! Just use coupon code MIDI20 at checkout. Deal expires Friday. Happy shopping!