When I think of fall fashion, a few staples come to mind: warm tights, cozy ankle boots, sweaters, and, of course, the perfect autumn dress, like Mai amazing Banana Republic midi dress. Ever since the midi dress came back into style a few years back, they’ve become pretty loved to many people, with most mass-market retailers stocking at least one midi.
Although midi dresses are now easily accessible, though, they’re not always the easiest item to wear. In fact, this can be one of the most troublesome lengths of all: it’s extremely easy to look frumpy in a dress that hits at mid-calf (ugh), and while we’re on the subject of calves, who really wants to emphasize that particular part of the leg? We’re going to guess not many of you have your hands raised right now... because mine isn't. However, if worn correctly, the midi dress can totally give the W-O-W factor and turn some heads. So here are a few of Mai tips on how to style a midi-dress this season:
- Proportions are Key. Keep in mind that not all people are created equally, so finding the right length and shape for your body type is the key. For my body type, I love to create the hour glass shape. So by pairing this belt around my waist it clinches me in the smallest part of my waist which is ultra flattering.
- Alterations. This is a tip is golden. When you’re considering how to wear a midi dress, though, the perfect fit is even more important than it is for many other garments, so be prepared to have some basic alterations done, or to do them yourself.
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Dress: Banana Republic
Heels: Steve Madden
Earrings: Kate Spade