Mini, Midi or Maxi? A Dress for All Occasions

As summer rolls around it’s time to start thinking about your wardrobe. Luckily this is the one time of year when you can comfortably choose any length dress and sometimes even any weight clothing because you won’t be chilled to the bone with the wrong choice. So now that the cold is gone you can wear mini dresses, midi skirts and maxi dresses any time you’d like as the occasion calls for. Need a bit of help choosing what to wear? Here are a few tips from that should help you in your quest.

When Is a Mini a Mini?

One of the most common misunderstandings that many women have is in defining just what a mini dress is. Actually, a mini dress is that ‘oh so short’ dress that verges on socially unacceptable in some circles and one you wouldn’t probably want to wear to the office. Luckily, there are few fashion designers who go to those extremes anymore. Currently trending are skater dresses that are short, well above the knees, in most cases but not what you could classify as a mini. If you do choose a mini, leggings go nicely with most so you can feel confident wearing one most places but the office.

Mini, Midi or Maxi? A Dress for All Occasions

Midi – The Go Everywhere Dress

A midi length dress is often thought of as the ‘go everywhere dress.’ You can wear it out on a date, to the office, to church, shopping, to the cinema and really, just about anywhere. These come just below the knee, sometimes by just a few inches, but anything below the knee is often referred to as a midi. Actually, the term came from dresses that became en vogue somewhere in the 1960s that reached mid-calf on the leg. In the traditional sense, that is a midi, but today a midi is anything below the knee but well above the ankle.

Mini, Midi or Maxi? A Dress for All Occasions

When You Want to Feel Like a Princess

There is something oh so chic about maxi dresses that make you literally feel like a princess. These typically go to the ankle or just a bit above and can be either clingy and form-fitting or loose and flowing. Quite often the lighter weight floral maxi dresses and skirts are even worn casually for a trip to the shore or a night at the films. Whilst you would think to wear a maxi length dress for formal occasions, you could wear most styles every day to the office or out and about.

So you see, it’s almost a case of anything goes. The bottom line is how your mood strikes you. Feel like showing a bit of leg? A skater dress would be ideal. With a gentle flare that catches in the breeze, you’re sure to get a look or two as you go about your day. Want to be a bit more subdued? Midis are where it’s at. Not quite long enough or short enough to stand out in a crowd, yet lovely enough to be worn at any time of any day. It’s all about you and in a day and age where anything goes – go with how you feel. Mini, midi or maxi? It’s up to you!

Mini, Midi or Maxi? A Dress for All Occasions



  1. Maria
    May 13, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Midi all the way!

  2. Ioana Vasilache
    May 15, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Astazi sunt putin somnoroasa. Multumim pentru concurs!

  3. Bianca Popa
    May 15, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Relaxata, doar este weekend!

  4. Alexandra V
    May 15, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Mmm, free 🙂