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The Midi Dress As A Wardrobe Staple | Summer Style Focus

Summer Pastel Pink Dress
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Okay so I’m on board with the midi trend. A full convert. It wasn’t too long ago that the midi skirt had it’s time in the sun, but now I’m here to tell you why the midi dress should take pride of place in your wardrobe as a staple.


I’m a summer girl. Unless everyone around me is complaining that they’re too hot, it’s very likely that I’m too cold.

I don’t discriminate in my love of dresses. I have plenty of different styles, but my main reason for thinking that the midi dress is such a great staple is because it’s a safer bet. Dresses with shorter skirts and sleeves aren’t going out of style, but, especially in Britain where we have such temperamental summers, it can be difficult to get great cost-per-wear.

I find my pink pleated dress from justyouroutfit so easy to wear because it tends to keep me at a good temperature. Obviously, it’s still more summer appropriate. However, I find that it’s floaty enough for me to wear throughout most days without getting too hot. On the flip side, I find it perfect for evening wear. It’s elegant, and most importantly the long sleeves and midi length keeps the evening chill at bay more effectively.

Although I’ve only worn this as a summer piece, I’m confident that it will transition well into Autumn.



The Midi Dress
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A lot of dresses are feminine but there’s something about a perfect fit that gives way to confidence. I know that when I’m wearing a dress that flatters my figure and gently sways with my stride, I immediately feel more capable and better in myself.

Dresses are one of the most effortless pieces of clothing which translate to ‘put together’. They look fantastic even when they simply involve being thrown on and paired with the right shoes. For that reason, they’re one of my favourite things to wear.


Finally, the midi dress is versatile not only in terms of weather but in terms of style too. Pair it with a denim jacket or a blazer, sliders or heels. It dresses down as effortlessly as it dresses up and wouldn’t look out of place at either a beach or a wedding. These are the clothes that deserve staple status and which will achieve amazing cost per wear. My pretty pastel piece is amazing quality for the £12.00 that it sells at and it was made in Italy.


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  • Reply Anna

    That dress is seriously SO gorgeous! And the color is perfection! 😍 I might need one for myself!

    August 9, 2019 at 1:04 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! It’s so affordable and so well made x

      August 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Grace Louise

    Gorgeous look Hun, I love that colour!! x

    Grace Louise

    August 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Millenail Financiera

    Loved your dress, it looks very comfortable and cute, I will definitely consider to add it in my wardrobe 🙂

    Millenial Financiera

    August 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Natalia

    I love this post! These dresses are really so comfortable and practical, and the way you present this, with high quality and nice writing, makes me feel so identified.
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    August 10, 2019 at 2:29 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I hope you have a lovely weekend too x

      August 11, 2019 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Minhal

    The dress looks lovely on you. I love the colour. So perfect for summer!

    August 10, 2019 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Eena

    That dress is so gorgeous, Soph! Amazing how you still get cold in the summer – that’s me still feeling hot during winter months xD Also, totally agree that this dress would look so cute with a denim jacket!

    Eena ☼ cabin twenty-four

    August 11, 2019 at 4:41 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! Haha it’s strange how we all have such different internal temperatures isn’t it? x

      August 11, 2019 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Rachel

    This dress is stunning!! I definitely need to join the midi dress trend, they’re so flattering! 🙂 x

    August 11, 2019 at 9:30 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you, I love it! I agree- so easy to wear too x

      August 11, 2019 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Alice

    First of all, you look STUNNING in these pics, Soph! That baby pink compliments you so unbelievably well. As a short and curvy lady, midi dresses are an absolute staple for me, too! I find they really flatter all parts of my figure and they’re the perfect length to be suitable to wear pretty much anywhere. I recently got some striped trousers from justyouroutfit and absolutely love them! So comfortable and flattering.
    Alice Xx

    August 11, 2019 at 10:25 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you find them flattering too, there’s something so easy about wearing them isn’t there! I think they have some lovely pieces x

      August 11, 2019 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Jazmin

    This looks gorgeous on you! I’ve never worn a midi dress since I’m 5”1 but your post has tempted me. They’re so easy to throw on & stress up or down as you said! Xx

    August 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I’m not much taller than that and think they really suit me as long as I wear heels with it! x

      August 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Emma Lisa

    This dress is beautiful! I love the colour of it x

    August 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Amie Cadwallader

    That dress is beautiful! You look stunning and the fact that the dress was £12 is amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    August 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I agree, it’s such amazing quality for the price point! x

      August 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Sophie Naylor

    LOVING the pink on you! I’ve always struggled with how to style midi skirts/dresses so this post is a God send! Can’t wait for more outfit posts from you in the future lovely <3 x

    August 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I’m so glad you found it helpful x

      August 13, 2019 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    You look INCREDIBLE here. Midi styles always make me nervous because I’m really short but I need to play around with more and find a way to make it work because I love how they look on other people. I can’t believe this is only £12, it looks so much more expensive than that. It’s such an elegant design x


    August 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you so much! I’m on the shorter side of average and think they’re great when worn with heels! I think it’s a bargain too, it’s such a heavy fabric and so well made! x

      August 13, 2019 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Bri

    I’m absolutely loving the color of this dress!! I’m working on being comfortable in alll lengths which is proving rather difficult from my typical leggings & cuffed jeans.
    I may have to snag this, it’s too cute not too!
    Great post girlie, your shots are outstanding also 💞 -Bri

    August 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it?! I try to push myself out of my own comfort zone sometimes too and am always usually so pleased I did! I’m so glad you think so, thank you x

      August 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply samantha

    what a gorgeous outfit! I love your dress it’s so pretty <3

    August 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    I am in love with your midi! It looks super elegant and big plus that you can still rock this during the summer. The color looks gorgeous as well. Love your pictures!

    Nancy ♥

    August 13, 2019 at 6:20 am
  • Reply cate

    i adore this dress: it is super girly<3

    Cate // 35mminstyle

    August 13, 2019 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I think pleated dresses and skirts because it looks so feminine. The soft pink color is beautiful too. I can’t believe that the dress is so reasonably priced.

    August 13, 2019 at 11:14 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I agree! I know, it’s such a bargain for such great quality! x

      August 15, 2019 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Katrina

    This is such a gorgeous dress! It’s so versatile, you can definitely dress it up and down!
    The photos are stunning too x

    August 14, 2019 at 12:09 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I’m so glad you think so x

      August 15, 2019 at 9:22 am
  • Reply jointyicroissanty

    Stunning dress! Love the color and cut! You look perfect in this outfit!


    August 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Jaya Avendel

    As a person who is not confident in anything too short, I was expecting a quick turn away but I LOVE this. The fact that it is such a good price to means it may end up in my wardrobe soon. 🙂

    August 15, 2019 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Radi

    So pretty! This dress is fabulous… I love everything about it.

    August 15, 2019 at 7:27 am
  • Reply Khanak Mehta

    That dress looks stunning! Oh, and midi-dresses really are super versatile. Great post!

    Khanak x

    August 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    You look stunning, such a beautiful dress. I’m really liking wearing long flowy skirts at the moment, mainly because of the warm weather we get every so often and it also keeps me warm when it’s a bit cooler. I feel like I need to buy some more midi dresses, I think they’re pretty perfect for England Summer as it’s not always mega warm but if it is they can also keep you feeling cool.

    Chloe xx

    August 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thanks so much! I totally agree that midis are perfect for British summertime, I think they’re so flattering too! x

      August 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm

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