A Fashion Blog By Gemma Talbot

Monday, 1 August 2016

Wearing A Midi Dress With Confidence


I think of midi dresses like marmite. You either love them or you hate them. Whilst I lean more to the former, my main issue with a dress of this kind is that to wear it with confidence it needs to be paired with a heel. At around 5'7/5'8,  I wouldn't consider myself short but as this style tends to sit mid calf it's natural to feel as though you need to be elongated ever so slightly. My advice when opting for a midi dress is to find one that has a slit. Personally this is the most flattering and means you can actually see your shape plus get away with wearing it with your favourite flat sandals. It doesn't stop there, team this dress with a pair of high top converse and layer with a plain white tee underneath for an off duty, laid back look. If you are more petite don't let this style of dress put you off. I honestly believe that midi dresses can be worn no matter what your height but if your feeling a little conscious then my advice would be to opt for a heel of some description. 

What instantly drew me to this dress was the mix of floral prints. On reflection, it would be the perfect piece for a summer barbecue or wedding you may have coming up. It doesn't stop there because come Autumn I can see myself layering a knitted jumper over the top of this dress worn with a pair of ankle boots. Perfect for when the weather transitions from Autumn into Winter.  Not that I'm wishing summer away or anything. I would love to know what you think of this look and whether you a fan of the midi dress. 


Midi Dress | Topshop
Heels | Public Desire
Bag | Whistles
Sunglasses | La Moda
Initial Necklace | Astrid & Miyu


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Photography by Lydia Collins
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17 comments

  1. This midi dress is gorgeous and I LOVE your tips Gem. I always feel too girly / silly wearing dresses and I shouldn't! xx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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    1. Thank you Charlotte. I know exactly what you mean, I never felt confident to wear a midi dress but I love them now. I hope I've perhaps changed your opinion on them. x

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  2. This is a beautiful midi dress that you should definitely feel confident wearing, looks fab!

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  3. Looks fab ! you look great . x

    www.hayleyjgallagher.com

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    1. Thank you Hayley, I'm glad you like it. x

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  4. Oh my goodness that dress is everything! You look killer Gemma xo

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    1. Oh stop it Megan! Your too kind. x

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  5. In love with this!

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  6. you look amazing!

    www.thewonderlanders.com

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  7. A very elegant pairing!

    Sophie xx

    Bit.ly/Sophie-Laura

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  8. You look incredible Gemma! I love this dress, it's so flattering!

    Kassie www.styledevoured.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Kassie, so lovely of you to say. x

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